Ardente Estate Winery

Ardente Estate Winery

Ardente Espressione 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon 3-Pack
$69.99 (Normally $152.90) 54% off List Price
1997 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak Napa Valley

Ardente Espressione 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon 3-Pack
$59.99 (Normally $122.20) 51% off List Price
2001 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Ardente 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon 3-Pack
$59.99 (Normally $122.20) 51% off List Price
2002 Ardente Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Ardente Estate Library Cab Mix 3-Pack
$59.99 (Normally $132.20) 55% off List Price
1997 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak Napa Valley
2001 Ardente Espressione Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
2002 Ardente Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Previous offer: 10/8/12

My wife and I had purchased the '97, '01, '02 library when it was on woot earlier this fall. I found out last Thursday that I’d passed the bar exam, so we cracked open the '97 to celebrate… It was awesome.

I’m in for the win on another '97, '01, '02 library.

had the 97 a couple of weeks ago and it was great. contemplating getting 3 this time.

I got the mixed pack when it was offered a few weeks ago. I enjoyed the 97 the most, followed by the 2002, and finally the 2001. All three were fairly good, but the 97 really stood out.

If I didn’t run out of wine storage space I’d order 3 of the 97, instead I’ll settle for one.

I also purchased the vertical last time. The '97 had a weird film just below the neck that started to break up as air got to it. I tried it before I noticed the film. Needless to say, nasty stuff. woot offered a partial refund, but I’m nervous to order it again.

Woah, hey didn’t want this to sneak by without a hearty GRATS! :slight_smile:

Ordered 2x the vertical when this was on normal wine.woot, but haven’t had any yet. Maybe I’ll have to crack a bottle tonight to see if any merit an additional purchase.

Nice, props out to you.
I ordered 3 of the mixed and holy moley some good stuff, I will most likey go for 3 more. or might just get 3 of the “97” 3 packs. Hummmmm

CONGRATS !

I bought the 97,01,02 library last time. The 97 was absolutely repulsive. It had an aroma of some sort of decayed matter, almost as if it had been in the bottle too long. The 01 and 02 were good.

I have seen a few issued with the 97’, is there possibly a storage issue with these?

Jus an FYI. Cinderella wine has a 2004 ardente featured today.
Cheers

Sounds like there is some significant difference of opinion here…

Significant bottle variation or simply taste?

I ordered 2 of the mixed packs last time but have not yet tried.

It appears to be a great deal and would like to buy more. Can someone compare to some other recent great Woot cabs?

Corison? Raised by Wolves? Meeker?

I know Mr. Rinaldi has an opinion on this…

Thanks for the kind words, y’all! It has a been a fun weekend, but my liver is pissed.

I went in for the trio of '97s after trying the 97 from the original w.w Ardente Library offer. Great wine and very worth it at this price. I see some had unfortunate luck with their bottle of 1997 - that sucks. Mine was very good, good enough for round 2! Wonderful, aged earthy nose. Drank very easily, mellow-mid fruits (cherry, currant). Personally, I would recommend drinking it now.

Don’t have room for it but I’ll figure it out. If given the opportunity to purchase this again, I think I would probably be asked to pay in excess of the $25/bottle being offered through this deal.

At this age, wines will start showing more and more variation. There will be more flawed bottles out there.

Additionally, some wines need to breathe a while after being in the bottle for 10+ years. The bottle funk often blows off within 30 min but I have known it to take an hour or two.

Lastly, depending on one’s experience, an old bottle tastes funny just because it is old. Not everyone will like it. It is not going to be young and packed with fruit.

I have had both the 1997 and the 2001 from when this was up before. The 97 was good solid aged cab. Tons of leather and spice with not much fruit left. The 01 was beautiful with a fantastic balance of fruit to spice to leather. We drank half a bottle over each of 2 days and it was better the second day!

Hmmmm… How many am I in for? Another 2 sets? CAgirl… Are you interested? I’d love to split shipping…

This is all true! This wine is aged for sure and the longer you allow it to breath the better it will be. It definitely will have a different taste than a wine from the past ten years, but that does not mean it is bad! I highly suggest decanting it for a few hours and even revisiting it the following day. The 01 and 02 can be enjoyed right from the bottle, but again I always suggest letting an older wine like these breathe a bit. Thank you for your feedback and enjoy! Cheers, Angela

Congrats to you! That is quite a feat. Glad to hear that Ardente could be a part of your celebration!! We are grateful for your business. Cheers:)

How many 97 Napa Valley Cabs can you get at this price and at this quality? Just sayin! Glad you enjoyed and hope you enjoy again. Cheers, Angela