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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Artesa Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Artesa Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 108602)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

89% cabernet sauvignon; 6% merlot; 5% malbec.

Wonderfully exuberant raspberry, cassis and blackberry fruit is complemented with cedar, clove, nutmeg, dark chocolate and vanilla aromas and flavors. An elegant wine with smooth supple tannins, perfect acid balance and a long lingering finish. This wine is a treat in its youth, but the joyfulness of the fruit combined with its ample tannin structure means this wine will reach its zenith 10+ years after release.

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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.