Red

1996 Ardente Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Espressione

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Atlas Peak
Drink between 2002 - 2015 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • mercurius wrote:

    March 20, 2018 - My last bottle. Barley hanging on but still delicious. Fruit is quickly fading completely away.

  • mercurius wrote: 92 points

    February 19, 2018 - Another great old cab. Lots of tobacco, humidor, and graphite on the nose. Red fruit is starting to fade. Still plenty of acid and integrated, smooth tannins. Saved one glass for the next day and the fruit has gone but the acid and tannins are still holding. I'll probably drink my last bottle soon.

  • rjquillin Likes this wine:

    February 17, 2018 - Pretty typical of other Ardente I've had. At 22 years it's showing it's age, but perhaps too much so. Drink up.

  • rjquillin Likes this wine:

    July 22, 2017 - Still doing well, tasting like a CS with some age on it.
    I'll stick by my drink by 2020+ date.

  • rjquillin Likes this wine:

    April 15, 2017 - Drinking well first and second night with no Ar.
    Good now, life left.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ardente Estate Winery
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Espressione
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Atlas Peak

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 50 (28%)
  • Consumed 130 (72%)

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