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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir 1999
Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 26840)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $23.39

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine shows abundant intense aromas of ripe black cherry and black plum jelly with hints of spice and smoked meat. Almost syrupy, the smooth, sweet textures are loaded with black cherry, raspberry and boysenberry flavors and the finish is long and vibrant.
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About Artesa Vineyards and Winery:

Artesa's architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to méthode 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) means "craftsman" and connotes "handcrafted" in Catalan, language of Barcelona and their owner, Codorníu, one of the world's largest and oldest wineries. The Codorníu Group actually consists of six spectacular wineries whose wines are enjoyed daily in over 100 countries around the globe. So, while Artesa is a relative newcomer to Napa, their heritage is rich. They share five centuries of history with 15 generations of a remarkable winemaking family.