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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir 2009
Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 109666)

PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Mouthwatering notes of raspberry, cherry and blueberry mingle with anise, sage and cinnamon in the alluring and fragrant aromas. A vibrant entry leads to layers of intense red berry flavors. The wine's delightful Carneros acidity supports the structure while pleasant tannins add depth to the mouthfeel. Spicy notes such as white pepper and cinnamon offer complexity and a beguiling finish.
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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.