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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2010
Artesa Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 123446)
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PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 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:

Bright red fruits are the initial impact of this Pinot Noir. Raspberry, strawberry, and bing cherry set the tone and the bright acidity from the cool 2010 season give the wine a wonderful balance on the palate. There is a hint of rose petals and violets lending a nice floral component. The oak is subtle, but present, with a light toasty mocha flavor behind the forward fruit. "This combination reminds me of fresh baked pie with toasted pastry and sweet berry filling.
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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.