Cardinal is a table grape variety first produced in California in 1939.
The grape is a cross of the Flame Seedless (or Flame Tokay) and Ribier table grapes. In the United States, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy, Romania, and Spain the grape is used as a typical table grape for eating and making raisins. In Thailand and Vietnam it is used widely in wine production.
- ^ J. Robinson (ed) "The Oxford Companion to Wine" Third Edition pg 139 Oxford University Press 2006 ISBN 0-19-860990-6