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Features

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.

  • Awarded Silver Medal by The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2001 Ardente Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley 750ml

Ardente 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 selected grapes used in this wine were grown at Ardente 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.

  • 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 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 this Cabernet Sauvignon with its profound dark fruit intensity is then blended in complete harmony with the bursting cherry flavor of Ardente's merlot.

 

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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

 

2001 Ardente 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/1 00 mls
  • Aging Process: 24 months in 225 liter French oak barrels
  • Barrels: 60% new French oak
  • 840 cases produced

 

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/1 00 mls
  • Aging Process: 18 months in small French oak barrels, 40% new French oak
  • 650 cases produced

 

Winery Details

Ardente Estate Winery

Founded:
1996
Owners:
Carlo and Marie Francoise Di Ruocco
Location:
Atlas Peak, CA

Ardente Estate Winery was founded in 1996 on a twenty acre estate located in the quiet hills of Atlas Peak in Napa Valley. The area was selected for its rich volcanic soil, 1500 feet elevation and moderate microclimate which provide perfect condition for growing high quality Cabernet Sauvignon. Our wines are hand-crafted and aged to be enjoyed upon release, with a depth of flavor, great acidity and a promise of a long aging.

Carlo and Marie Francoise Di Ruocco founded Mr. Espresso, a specialty coffee roaster in 1978.  In 1992, Carlo and Marie Francoise were looking for a house in the Napa Valley for their retirement.  After many months of searching they found a 20 - acre estate with five acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, tucked away in the quiet hills of Atlas Peak in Napa Valley.  From the very beginning, they knew that there was something special about this place.
 
The warm arid climate and rocky, mountainous terrain was reminiscent of Carlo's home in Italy. The rich volcanic soil, 1500 - foot altitude, and more moderate micro-climate provided the perfect conditions for growing high quality Cabernet grapes.  Over time, Carlo and Marie Francoise slowly transformed this land to produce top quality Cabernet Sauvignon, traveling several times to France and Italy to research production and equipment. They worked with many different growers and enologists in the Napa Valley until the perfect combination could be achieved.  They decided on a French style Cabernet Sauvignon, inspired by the wines from the Medoc area. They planted an additional seven acres of Merlot, and one acre of Cabernet Franc.
 
The first vintage of estate Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted by Phillipe Melka, in 1996 and released in 2000.

 

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