2002 Ardente Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Grande Riserva

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Atlas Peak
Drink between 2008 - 2017 (Edit)
CT90.8 48 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • nfurlong Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 14, 2022 - initially concerned about the orange tint on the rim of the glass, but the nose held true -- cinnamon notes with deep black fruit tones, forest floor and cigar box; palette is as delightful as ever, perhaps peaking now, with blackberry and black cherry predominant. Very soft tannins, very well integrated, a massive wine, with plenty of heat and long lingering aftertaste. Enjoy!

  • nfurlong Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 10, 2021 - nice garnet color; cigar box, black raspberry must and wet rainforest nose; soft tannins, packed black fruit, tobacco, briar, chocolate notes with a whiff of cinnamon on the long aftertaste. still going strong!

  • Wineaux67 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 22, 2019 - After a 2 hour decant, the stinger herbal notes mellowed. Fruit was toned down as would be expected of a wine this age. There was still plenty of structure left. Drinking well right now.

  • wmccone54 wrote:

    July 14, 2018 - I held this purposely to understand the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon aging process. Clearly fully mature and in decline. Some signs of bricking at the edges, but the core is still, clear deep ruby. Fully developed and mature with pronounced complex aromas and flavors, as the primary fruit is mostly absent, replaced by aromas of spicy jalapeño pepper, smokey leather, dried tomato leaf, ground black currant leaf, dried tobacco, and parched, rocky earth. Vestiges of red currant persist in the background. Surprisingly there is still acid and tannin in support. Weak finish as expected. I’m still holding some “higher end” 2001 Cabs, so we’ll see how they fare!

  • Santiagogomez wrote:

    May 14, 2017 - drink by 2017

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ardente Estate Winery
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Grande Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Atlas Peak
  • UPC Code 897188020025

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 117 (33%)
  • Consumed 238 (66%)

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