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1997 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak Napa Valley 750ml 3-Pack

Dark, ruby red wine of extraordinary complexity. The uniqueness of this wine can be attributed to the conditions found only on Atlas Peak, including the rich volcanic soil indigenous to this part of the Napa Valley and a distinctive microclimate located at an altitude of 1500 Feet.  The result is a wine with an intense yet delicate nose, rich, satisfying mouth feel, a pleasant finish with just the right amount of tannin, and the promise of a long aging.

  • Silver Medal, The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Specs

  • Wine Maker: Philippe Melka
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Harvest dates: October 8 - October 30
  • Age of Vines: 11
  • Fermentation: 12 to 30 days
  • Alcohol Level: 13%
  • pH Level: 3.69
  • Residual Sugar Level: Dry
  • Acid Level: 0.58 grams/100 mls
  • Aging Process: 18 months in small French oak barrels
  • Barrels: 100% new French oak
One day when Carlo Di Ruocco was eleven years old growing up in his village in Italy, his uncle Giovanni lowered him into a huge oakwood wine cask to clean it.  While he was inside, scrubbing and brushing the walls, the powerful aromas of fermentation and aged wood created in him a sense of ecstasy he has never forgotten.  In that moment his ARDENT passion for red wine was born.  The selected grapes used in this wine were grown at his vineyard off Atlas Peak Road in the Napa Valley, at an altitude of 350 meters.  The wine was aged for 18 months in 225-liter French oakwood barrels.  The result yielded 1050 cases of 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon wine.  

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