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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 105979)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A dark, rich Carneros Pinot Noir with elegant aromas of cherry, raspberry, roses and milk chocolate. Powerful yet refined, this wine displays a silky texture wrapped around layers of vibrant fruit which is enhanced by spicy notes of cedar, clove, bay and cumin. Excellent structure provides both mid-palate weight and a long persistent finish. The wine's bright acidity bodes well for its long-term aging potential. Although delicious now this is a big, concentrated Pinot Noir that will benefit from additional time in bottle.
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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.