Artesa Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $36.99
Item No. 108602
  • WS89
  • WE87
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

89% cabernet sauvignon; 6% merlot; 5% malbec.

Wonderfully exuberant raspberry, cassis and blackberry fruit is complemented with cedar, clove, nutmeg, dark chocolate and vanilla aromas and flavors. An elegant wine with smooth supple tannins, perfect acid balance and a long lingering finish. This wine is a treat in its youth, but the joyfulness of the fruit combined with its ample tannin structure means this wine will reach its zenith 10+ years after release.

Critical Acclaim

"Solid and well-built, this rich and layered red, shows a creamy edge to its dark dried berry, mineral and loamy earth flavors, with notes of tobacco, cedar and black licorice. Full-bodied, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2021. 1,512 cases made."
89 Points

"Tastes sweet and forward in jammy cherry, blackberry, blueberry and mocha flavors, with plenty of smoky new oak, courtesy of aging 50% new barrels. It's a pleasantly rich wine that's showing its best now."
87 Points

Learn About Artesa Map ItMap It

Artesa's architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to methode champenoise sparkling wine production. But in 1997, with the arrival of a world-class winemaker and a $10 million conversion, the winery shifted focus dramatically. Artesa was born with the inaugural release of ultra-premium still wines in September 1999. Artesa (ahr TESS uh)...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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