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2004 Ardente Grande Reserva Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from United States

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WINE: "The warm summer days of 2004, combined with cool evenings provided a perfect growing season for our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. The concentrated, well ripened berries res...

  • 92 Wine Enthusiast
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"The warm vintage worked in this wine's favor, ripening the grapes to blackberry and black currant fruitiness, while preserving the dryness and fine tannins of Atlas Peak. At the age of more than six years, it still remains rather tough and resistant. Considering its mountain origins, it should slowly develop additional bottle complexity over the next 6-8 years. -SH" (05/11)

Product Description:

WINE:
"The warm summer days of 2004, combined with cool evenings provided a perfect growing season for our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. The concentrated, well ripened berries resulted in a dark red wine, with complex flavors of cassis, black currant and Bing cherries. The wine spent 2 years in small French oak barrels, and aged another 30 months in the bottle, resulting in a luscious wine with moderate tannins and well balanced acidity." -Winery

WINERY:
"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." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 66372
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

92 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2004
Color Red
ABV 13.2%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box