Listen we've seen a lot of pirate jokes in our time, and we're pretty much done with them. But when a winery goes and calls itself "Ardente," it's pretty much impossible for us to not mention that pirates prefer their pasta cooked "Arr Dente." We're not proud of if, but they basically FORCED us to make that joke.
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, 1,500 feet elevation, and the old gypsy curse that predicted any wine grown in the region would be rich, complex, and loamy.
Ardente Winery official site.