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Ardente Estate Winery Mixed (6)

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Cesare


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Ardente Estate Winery Mixed 6-Pack
$114.99 $̶2̶8̶7̶.̶0̶0̶ 60% off List Price
1996 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak Napa Valley, Grande Reserva
2006 Ardente Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak Napa Valley, Grande Reserva
2007 Ardente Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak Napa Valley, Grand Reserva

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“In the entire world there are only a few sounds that bring joy to all but the most jaded. One is the murmur of a kitten purring. Another is the thwack of a well-pitched baseball hitting a perfectly swung bat. And the third is the pop of a cork being pulled from a bottle of wine.” —George Taber

coolac5


quality posts: 0 Private Messages coolac5

Calling Fred! Where art thou, Fred?!?

I'm still sitting on 2 of the 96 and 3 of the 07....quickly checking to see how much more room I have to create ;)

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

My notes from a recent bottle of the 2006 (as posted on the back boards, please visit the world of wine woot tab!):


cmaldoon wrote:2006 Ardente Cab

Way too damned young!!!

Like licking a cherry flavored slab of slate, texture and all!

It is still quite good but WOW infanticide.



cmaldoon wrote:5 days later in a split in the fridge and then another 2 hours of opening and NOW this is some good stuff!!!

Nose: deep beautiful floral-musky cherry preserves with a definite bell pepper or jalapeño tinge and some vanilla sweetness to tie it up.

Palate: cool cherry/ blackberry preserves, full concentrating but plenty of acidity to keep it from being heavy. A hint of eucalyptus, walnut, and into vanilla on the long but not forever finish.


2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
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jsp872


quality posts: 22 Private Messages jsp872

I bought 6 bottles of '07 last time.
I already drank 2, but want to lay down the rest for another 3 years or so.

As far as tasting notes go.
You can tell it's still very very young.
PnP: I don't recall the nose, but got a lot of "green" on the palate.
Followed by pleasant earthy and black fruit.

Let it sit for about 45 minutes and took another sip. The greeness disappear dramatically. A little mushroom came into the mix. Earth tone is still there, and dark fruit really start to come out.

Another hour later, this wine really came to life. The dark fruit remains dominant on the mid to finish, but very delicate, smooth and well integrated. Earthy mushroom tone is still present and presents itself at the front.

Overall, I really enjoyed this and would definitely recommend it!

I just can't imagine how good this will be in another few years!

rpm


quality posts: 172 Private Messages rpm

I got some of this before; it was not a favorite here in pm-utopia.

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

fogtower


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fogtower

I ordered these on three separate occasions and all of them were bad to horrible, not drinkable. I would like to order more but I'm afraid to let it sit only to find it is bad again. Not even hot where I live(

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

OK folks talk to me, talk to me,

Got 24 bottles various vintages, but could make room for more
with out a doubt one of my Fav's, along with Rockus Bockus, and RBW's

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi
fogtower wrote:I ordered these on three separate occasions and all of them were bad to horrible, not drinkable. I would like to order more but I'm afraid to let it sit only to find it is bad again. Not even hot where I live(


did you contact customer service, Woot is excellent in replacing/refunding

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

Wish I could justify another 6 bottles. The 97/01/02 set I bought still has 5 remaining bottles.

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

mrlbem


quality posts: 4 Private Messages mrlbem
fogtower wrote:I ordered these on three separate occasions and all of them were bad to horrible, not drinkable. I would like to order more but I'm afraid to let it sit only to find it is bad again. Not even hot where I live(



I understand that man does not live by vintage charts alone--but can an 06 and 07 Napa Cabernet from Atlas Peak be that bad???

jmdavidson


quality posts: 57 Private Messages jmdavidson
fredrinaldi wrote:OK folks talk to me, talk to me,

Got 24 bottles various vintages, but could make room for more
with out a doubt one of my Fav's, along with Rockus Bockus, and RBW's



Really Fred. Didn't you order a case of California Karma and 4 bottles of chianti earlier today? Where do you stock pile all of that wine?

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
jmdavidson wrote:Really Fred. Didn't you order a case of California Karma and 4 bottles of chianti earlier today? Where do you stock pile all of that wine?



In his stomach.

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cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
fredrinaldi wrote:OK folks talk to me, talk to me,

Got 24 bottles various vintages, but could make room for more
with out a doubt one of my Fav's, along with Rockus Bockus, and RBW's



I have 17 of my 26 bottles remaining. It is fantastic if you're looking for a Napa cab in a mid range flavor profile, not dark and new workd nor austere and old world.

The thing about this pack: 1996 Drink NOW. The other two are for holding another few years.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

pseudogourmet98


quality posts: 17 Private Messages pseudogourmet98
cmaldoon wrote:I have 17 of my 26 bottles remaining. It is fantastic if you're looking for a Napa cab in a mid range flavor profile, not dark and new workd nor austere and old world.

The thing about this pack: 1996 Drink NOW. The other two are for holding another few years.


Thanks for the advice. I still have some 1997. Do I need to drink that NOW as well?

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi
jmdavidson wrote:Really Fred. Didn't you order a case of California Karma and 4 bottles of chianti earlier today? Where do you stock pile all of that wine?



Why YES I did
I'm digging a hole in my backyard to bury it

fogtower


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fogtower
fredrinaldi wrote:did you contact customer service, Woot is excellent in replacing/refunding



Yes, but it concerns me how many separate shipments were really bad, all ordered at different times. I hate to order more and find it is bad or turning bad. I know others had this issue as well. Makes me think they are unloading it for this very reason. I order often here and don't really have issues except with all of these. One decent bottle out of about 20 really bad ones.

rpm


quality posts: 172 Private Messages rpm
pseudogourmet98 wrote:Thanks for the advice. I still have some 1997. Do I need to drink that NOW as well?



1996 was a lighter, shorter-lived year; 1997 was a well-structured, longer lived vintage. Ceterus paribus, the 1997 should have the ability to go another 5+ years, ceterus may not be paribus here.

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon
pseudogourmet98 wrote:Thanks for the advice. I still have some 1997. Do I need to drink that NOW as well?



The 1997 is holding up better than the 1996. I had a bottle of 97 last Saturday. I'd recommend drinking it now just because its at prime and not getting any better. The 1996 is starting its slide.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

emmabean2000


quality posts: 6 Private Messages emmabean2000

Boy do I wish I had a few extra bones lyng around. But I am a cheapskate and holding on to my funds till tomorrow...

rjquillin


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin

1996 age of vines: 11 years
1997 age of vines: 11 years
2006 Age of Vines: 12 years
2007 Age of Vines: 13 years

Huh?

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jcarlton03


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jcarlton03

Okay. Serious problems here. Really have NO room to store this, but think I want it from past experience. My cellar only holds a small amount and was wondering if I have some to drink now.... so, any comments on some I should drink now?

List:
Stillman 2011 PS
2009 Black Zep
2010 Opolo PS
2007 MEeker Dry Creek PS
2006 Meeker PS
2008 KR PS
2009 KR PS
2006 Victory Reserve
2004 Kiss Ridge (2)
2005 Kiss Ridge (2)
2006 Kiss Ridge (2)
2007 Spaniard
1997 Ardente tlas Peek
2010 Scott Harvey Amador County Zin (2)

Sorry for the long post. But is there something in here I should be cleaning out now to make room? Or is the only solution another cellar in HOT south Florida?

It's great to be a Florida Gator!

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

I'm weak,
W*T*F in for one

rpm


quality posts: 172 Private Messages rpm
jcarlton03 wrote:Okay. Serious problems here. Really have NO room to store this, but think I want it from past experience. My cellar only holds a small amount and was wondering if I have some to drink now.... so, any comments on some I should drink now?

List:
Stillman 2011 PS
2009 Black Zep
2010 Opolo PS
2007 MEeker Dry Creek PS
2006 Meeker PS
2008 KR PS
2009 KR PS
2006 Victory Reserve
2004 Kiss Ridge (2)
2005 Kiss Ridge (2)
2006 Kiss Ridge (2)
2007 Spaniard
1997 Ardente tlas Peek
2010 Scott Harvey Amador County Zin (2)

Sorry for the long post. But is there something in here I should be cleaning out now to make room? Or is the only solution another cellar in HOT south Florida?



The Black Zep and the 1997 Ardente - the rest of the Zin can wait a while and all of the PS and Cabernet needs to wait at least 2, perhaps as much as 10, years

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

jcarlton03


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jcarlton03
rpm wrote:The Black Zep and the 1997 Ardente - the rest of the Zin can wait a while and all of the PS and Cabernet needs to wait at least 2, perhaps as much as 10, years



Thank you RPM for the response. I was hoping you would chime in because I bought most after you gave a ringing endorsement. Well SWMBO is already asleep while I curse the Miami Heat, so I have a few minutes to consider.

The last thing I want is to drink one of these well prior to the prime.

THANK YOU AGAIN! I LOVE THIS FORUM!

It's great to be a Florida Gator!

jcarlton03


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jcarlton03
fredrinaldi wrote:I'm weak,
W*T*F in for one



Fred, you speak how I feel. Hearing it out loud makes it harder to hold out...

It's great to be a Florida Gator!

andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben

I already have too much of this... wonder how much Ardente wine there is really

bolligra


quality posts: 33 Private Messages bolligra
rpm wrote:The Black Zep and the 1997 Ardente - the rest of the Zin can wait a while and all of the PS and Cabernet needs to wait at least 2, perhaps as much as 10, years



The Black Zep already? I assumed this needed to sit for a few more years.


As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

1997 was the 2007 of the 90's for Napa cabs.

Too bad it wasn't the 1997, 2006 & 2007, that would be a great vintage combo!