Cardinal Wines and Spirits offers the best wine selection in Chicago, Crystal Lake, Niles, Norridge, and Palatine. Come see for yourself.
Chateau Briot – Bordeaux Blanc $11.99
You don’t often find White Bordeaux of this quality at such a low price. Sauvignon Blanc with a kiss of Semillion dances on the palate showing flavors of melon, grapefruit and pear. Beautifully refreshing and the perfect complement to salads and shellfish.
Bread and Butter – Chardonnay $14.99
With the trend in Chardonnays going to a leaner, boring style we were thrilled to see this show up. Rich and creamy with notes of Apricot, Pineapple and Passion fruit filling the mouth before surrendering to a finish sprinkled with buttered toast notes.
Bread and Butter – Pinot Noir $14.99
As excited as we are about the Chardonnay this Pinot Noir shows equally well. Layers of raspberry, cherry and plum unravel on the palate giving way to a finish dusted with cocoa powder and vanilla bean. Hard to find a better value Pinot Noir than this.
Alberti 154 – Malbec $11.99
We are all about value here at Cardinal. This one is just ridiculous with plenty of Blackberry jam, Plum and Black Cherry teasing the tongue before welcoming a finish massaged with dark chocolate and baked berries. A stunning buy that begs for some red meat.
Force of Nature – Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99
Aptly named this Cab attacks the palate with a storm of Blackberry, Spiced Black Plums, Mocha and cassis flavors erupting in the mouth before finishing with notes of nutmeg and espresso. A monster Cab with a cool label and a righteous price.
Sans Liege – The Offering $29.99
Value doesn’t always mean cheap. This might be one of the more stunning values out there. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and touch of Viognier. Big, bold jammy fruit explodes on the palate showing Black Currant, Raspberry and dried Blueberry notes. The silky soft finish goes on for ever. Pairs deliciously with everything from fish to ham. One of the most versatile wines we’ve tasted.