Red

2004 Ardente Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Grande Riserva

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Atlas Peak
Drink between 2012 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • beej Likes this wine:

    September 21, 2019 - Drinking beautifully.
    Last of a great value.
    Zach’s wedding.
    ‘Nuff said.

  • beej Likes this wine:

    October 9, 2018 - Heat from prior review has turned to braised meat on the nose right out of the bottle.
    Bright colour has not deteriorated.
    Long slow legs.
    While tannins have eased a bit, there is still a firm thin coating on the tongue and teeth.
    Chewy spicy initial palate,
    agitate and swallow gets a bit hot.
    Got some candied raspberry and vanilla
    Finish is medium in length.
    This wine has plenty of life certainly several years but drinking beautifully now.

  • laznad wrote: 87 points

    July 23, 2015 - It was unfortunate that I purchased a case from wine library, as were many others I guess. Disappointing in general. The most recent bottle was pretty decent but nothing to get excited about.

  • klausner1 wrote: 90 points

    May 5, 2015 - Notes consistent with last bottle. Elegant, less fruit forward style. This bottle had a more expressive nose of red and black fruit and earth. Drink up.

  • klausner1 wrote: 89 points

    April 28, 2015 - Medium purple. Dusty nose of red and black baked fruits. In style very much like an elegant Bordeaux. Palate is fairly dry. Red and black fruit Fruit is dusty, baked, and restrained. Acid and tannins are balanced. Decent finish shows some green pepper and herbal qualities. This is not at all a typical Napa Cab, so if that is what you are looking for you are going to be disappointed. Very good with food. I would drink up, it is definitely starting down the backside of the hill.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 Codes 891188000070, 897188000010

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 186 (30%)
  • Consumed 423 (69%)

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