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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Artesa Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Artesa Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 45344)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very ripe and jammy, with charry oak flavors leading to a core of juicy cherry, plum and wild berry notes and a round, warm, spicy finish. Drink now through 2006.
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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.