Ardente Winery

Grande Riserva
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 155
Vintage

2008

Ardente Winery

Grande Riserva

Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlas Peak

5 cases produced

ardente [ar’ dente]: From the Latin for pyre; a burning desire, passionate, flaming. This is the word that founder Carlo Di Ruocco felt best described his relationship to the land and the wine that is his “Ardente.” “Where my wine grows is a beautiful area in the quiet hills of Atlas Peak. The warm arid climate and rocky mountainous terrain combine with rich volcanic soil and a moderate microclimate to provide near perfect conditions for growing high-quality Cabernet grapes. The results are great; the zest of this special wine is reminiscent of a beautiful Bordeaux Haut-Médoc.”


Aging Process

2 years in the barrel and a minimum of 2 years in the bottle.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.69
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Carlo Di Ruocco

Winemaker, Ardente Winery

Winemaker, Carlo Di Ruocco

The smell of wine-soaked oak wood barrels has thrilled me since my childhood in Italy. I never dreamed then, that I would one day work with such master winemakers as Philippe Melka and Derik Irwin, from whom I have learned a great deal over the past 15 years.

Country born: Italy

Education: Viticulture and Enology, France
Chemistry and Toxicology Davis, Ca.

Chemistry and Toxicology Davis, Ca.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
7 Silver Medals and 1 Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting 2001-present

Winemaking Philosophy:
Simply put, "Great grapes make great wine!"

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?

A: Trying to capture essence of the land, the vineyard, the fog, the sun setting over the vineyard, the cool night air and smell of earth. To share a little of this feeling in every bottle of this wine from Block 1, which I chose for its maturity of fruit and its ideal geographic position and orientation.

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