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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Artesa Russian River Pinot Noir 1998
Artesa Russian River Pinot Noir 1998
(search item no. 18638)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Pinot Noir presents an abundance of delightfully fresh, ripe cherry and raspberry aromas. The wine is rich and very polished on the palate, imparting a sweet, juicy impression with perfectly ripe cherry and cranberry flavors and hints of varietal spice and French oak nuances on a lengthy 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.