Aged: 13 Years
A magical nose full of currant, blackberries, tobacco accented by a subtle earthiness that begs for a sip. Velvety texture, smooth tannins and impressive finish.
92 points, Wine Advocate Robert M. Parker, Jr. (June 30, 2011): “A stunningly brilliant Napa Cabernet that can be drunk now or cellared for another decade or more, Ardente’s dense plum/purple hued 2001 offers up sweet notes of chocolate, cassis and espresso roast along with supple tannin, full body and fleshy, concentrated style.”
This wine was featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.