Wine Spectator 88 points - Well-oaked, rich and intense, with a strong cedary edge to the dried berry, mineral, and roasted espresso flavors. Ends with firm, tobacco-laced tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020. 600 cases made.-JL
(Dec 31 2011)
Anthony Terlato, a leader in the wine industry for over 50 years, is a particular devotee of red Bordeaux blends and has been enjoying and cellaring those wines since the early 60s.
When he began producing his own wine in California, he wanted to pay tribute to some of his favorite Bordeaux wines with a special selection of varietal blends. And thus the "Peak Series” of wines of Napa Valley Bordeaux blends were born to honor some grand crus of Bordeaux.
Cardinals’ Peak is the third blend in the series, following the traditions and methods of the Margaux region, which is comprised of a blend principally of Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Merlot. This wine is full-bodied and has the most structure and deepest color of all of the Peak wines.
|When Anthony Terlato and his sons Bill and John became winery owners and vintners, they started with one goal in mind: pursuit of excellence. The concept was to produce wines that were consistent in quality and as important as those the Terlato family imported and marketed during the last half century. The bar was already set high, because they are associated with the best.