Cardenal is a divergence of Calle Ponce Viejo Palo Cortado and is from the famed single vineyard of Marchanudo Alto.Ê The best barrels of Viejo CP get placed in the initial criadera of Cardenal. The wine is aged for over 30 years both biologically and oxidatively. Cardenal contains 4 criaderas and a solera in a total of 6 barrels. Intense mahogany in color with aromas of flowers, toasted nuts and apricots. The palate is bone dry but with a deep toasty flavor and a backdrop of fruit.