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1997 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak Napa Valley 750ml
 
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
 
2001 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 750ml
 
Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, ruby red wine of extraordinary complexity with sweet notes of chocolate, cassis and espresso roast along with supple tannins, full body and a fleshy, concentrated style. The unique characteristics of this wine can be attributed to the conditions found 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. 
 
  • 92 Points, Robert Parker
 
2002 Ardente Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 750ml
 
The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is a richly textured wine with intense, ripe flavors of black cherry, blackberry, plum and cassis. This full bodied wine is well balanced with moderate tannins and a long, expansive finish. The unique characteristics of this wine can be attributed to the conditions found only on Atlas Peak, with its rich volcanic soil, distinctive microclimate and 1500 feet elevation.
 

Specs

1997 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak Napa Valley 750ml
  • 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.  

2001 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 750ml
  • Varietals Composition: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot
  • Harvest dates: October 12 - October 30
  • Age of Vines: 13 years
  • Fermentation: 14 - 20 days
  • Alcohol Level: 14.4%
  • pH Level: 3.60
  • Residual Sugar Level: Dry
  • Acid Level: 0.58 grams/100 mls
  • Aging Process: 24 months in 225 liter French oak barrels
  • Barrels: 60% new French oak
  • 840 cases produced

The selected grapes used in this wine were grown at a vineyard off Atlas Peak Road in the Napa Valley, at an altitude of 1500 feet.  The vinification was performed in 225-liter French oakwood barrels. The result yielded 840 cases of "unfiltered" Cabernet Sauvignon wine.

 
2002 Ardente Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 750ml
  • Varietal Composition: 90% Cabernet, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
  • Harvest dates: October 21 - November 10
  • Age of Vines: 14 years
  • Fermentation: 14 - 20 days
  • Alcohol Level: 14%
  • pH Level: 3.58
  • Residual Sugar Level: Dry
  • Acid Level: 0.57 grams/100 mls
  • Aging Process: 18 months in small French oak barrels, 40% new French oak
  • 650 cases produced

The wine comes from a vineyard on Atlas Peak Road which is located on the southeastern hills overlooking the Napa Valley at an altitude of about 450 meters.  The harvest is intentionally delayed until the end of October to guarantee complete ripeness of the grapes.  The resulting wine is then aged for eighteen months in French Oak barrels and is bottled unfined and unfiltered.  The character and elegance of the Cabernet Sauvignon with its profound dark fruit intensity is then blended in complete harmony with the bursting cherry flavor of the merlot to produce 650 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2002.

 

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