Cardinals' Peak - Napa Valley
2012
2010
2009
2008
2007

Cardinals' Peak is the third blend in the Terlato Family Vineyards Peak series, following the traditions and methods of Bordeaux. This Peak is inspired by the Margaux region with a principally Cabernet Sauvignon blend. This wine is full-bodied, rich, has intense and delicious flavors, and has the most structure and deepest color of all the Peak wines. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense, concentrated ruby
Aroma
Black currant, black cherry, and cedar, with jammy hints.
Taste
Complex, with a mix of spice, loamy earth, dried herb and berry accompanied by a touch of sage and chicory, and ending with a drying aftertaste.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
80% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
12% 
Cabernet Franc
8% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each vineyard block is vinified separately. Like the traditional method in Bordeaux, the wines are assessed in January with final blending done in March.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French oak barrels, 50% new, in our underground wine caves for 22 months.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Release Date:
Friday, January 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
490
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

Cardinals' Peak is the third blend in the Terlato Family Vineyards Peak series, following the traditions and methods of the Margaux region, focusing the blend principally of Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot supporting. This wine is full-bodied, rich, has intense and delicious flavors, and has the most structure and deepest color of all the Peak wines. 

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Intense, concentrated ruby
Aroma
Black currant, black cherry, and cedar, with jammy hints.
Taste
Complex, with a mix of spice, loamy earth, dried herb and berry accompanied by a touch of sage and chicory, and ending with a drying aftertaste.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
68% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
13% 
Cabernet Franc
13% 
Merlot
6% 
Petit Verdot
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.40%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each vineyard block is vinified separately. Like the traditional method in Bordeaux, the wines are assessed in January with final blending done in March.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French oak barrels, 50% new, in our underground wine caves for 22 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
490
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

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 50s. 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 the Peak wines.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Intense, concentrated ruby
Aroma
Black currant, black cherry, and cedar with jammy hints
Taste
Complex, with a mix of spice, loamy earth, dried herb and berry accompanied by a touch of sage and chicory, and ending with a drying aftertaste.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
80% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
15% 
Merlot
5% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each vineyard block is vinified separately. Like the traditional method in Bordeaux, the wines are assessed in January with final blending done in March.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French oak barrels, 50% new, in our underground wine caves for 22 months.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Release Date:
Friday, November 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
490
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

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 50s. 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.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense, concentrated ruby
Aroma
Black currant, black cherry, and cedar, with jammy hints
Taste
Fruit forward, full bodied and richly textured with well-integrated tannins and a touch of mocha
Product Information
Vintage: 
2008
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.20%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each vineyard block is vinified separately. Like the traditional method in Bordeaux, the wines are assessed in January with final blending done in March.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French oak barrels, 50% new, in our underground wine caves for 22 months
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Cases Produced: 
900
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

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 50s. 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.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Intense, concentrated brick red
Aroma
Black currant, black cherry, and cedar, with jammy hints
Taste
Fruit forward, full bodied and richly textured with well-integrated tannins and a touch of mocha
Product Information
Vintage: 
2007
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.20%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Each vineyard block is vinified separately. Like the traditional method in Bordeaux, the wines are assessed in January with final blending done in March.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in French oak barrels, 50% new, in our underground wine caves for 22 months
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Cases Produced: 
1,100
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML