Ardente Estate Winery

Estate Bottled Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

9.018 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Classic, smooth and structured Napa mountain cab. Incredible value for $12 at Gross out.

Classic, smooth and structured Napa mountain cab. Incredible value for $12 at Gross out.

Jan 27th, 2018
Willie Carter

Super dark crimson with wide purple edges. Dried leather, black currant, vanilla cake, and some fine florals all present on the nose. Can you beat mountain fruit? It’s just so damn good and the fruit and soil flavors here elevates this a few notches. Tastes of sweet tobacco, damp forest floor, bright blueberries, and oak dominate. The black currant, cherries, and coffee notes come later after it opens up. The finish is long and silky with plenty of spice. Well structured with beautiful soft tannins, this leaves a lasting impression.

Super dark crimson with wide purple edges. Dried leather, black currant, vanilla cake, and some fine florals all present on the nose. Can you beat mountain fruit? It’s just so damn good and the fruit and soil flavors here elevates this a few notches. Tastes of sweet tobacco, damp forest floor, bright blueberries, and oak dominate. The black currant, cherries, and coffee notes come later after it opens up. The finish is long and silky with plenty of spice. Well structured with beautiful soft tannins, this leaves a lasting impression.

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2017
David Walser

At home. Not remembering where this was acquired, maybe a Morton’s locker tasting?

At home. Not remembering where this was acquired, maybe a Morton’s locker tasting?

Nov 11th, 2020
Jan de Weerd

Very rich, dark with tart fruity edge, complex. Layered earthy finish lingering for minutes.

Very rich, dark with tart fruity edge, complex. Layered earthy finish lingering for minutes.

Jul 6th, 2019
Jay Root

Spicy on nose and taste. I enjoyed it better on night two after the spice cooled down a bit. Wish the fruit would balance off the spice

Spicy on nose and taste. I enjoyed it better on night two after the spice cooled down a bit. Wish the fruit would balance off the spice

Dec 17th, 2018
Martin Johnson

Good price but it tasted green to me. Too tart for a 10 year old bottle. Even after letting it sit overnight in a decanter it had a bitter green taste

Good price but it tasted green to me. Too tart for a 10 year old bottle. Even after letting it sit overnight in a decanter it had a bitter green taste

Feb 8th, 2018
Bill Kreitz

A very nice Napa Cabernet Sauvignon a soft mouth feel and light structure but full of black fruit and sweet spice and a nice finish

A very nice Napa Cabernet Sauvignon a soft mouth feel and light structure but full of black fruit and sweet spice and a nice finish

Jan 27th, 2018
KG
9.5

Fantastic Cab! Perfectly balanced with berry notes and balanced acid. Very dark in color but drinks much more smoothly. Loved it. Amazing price of $12! It’s a $65 bottle for sure

Fantastic Cab! Perfectly balanced with berry notes and balanced acid. Very dark in color but drinks much more smoothly. Loved it. Amazing price of $12! It’s a $65 bottle for sure

Jan 13th, 2018
David Walser

Enjoyed this wine for the price point.

Enjoyed this wine for the price point.

Apr 26th, 2017
Elizabeth Eustice

This is a very fruity wine. We will definitely have it again

This is a very fruity wine. We will definitely have it again

Apr 5th, 2017