Artesa Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$26.99
Item No. 86793
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

From Artesa's "Prestige Tier". This Cabernet offers flavors of fresh ripe currant and cassis. Enveloped in dark chocolate, vanilla, cedar smoke, violets and clove, this is what Napa Valley is. These aromas entice you and the rich and supple mid-palate fills your mouth with soft velvety tannins. A perfect touch of drying cinnamon on the finish reminds you that this is the king of wines and will age gracefully for over a decade.

Our grape sources are from four vineyards in four distinct growing areas that span the Napa Valley: Atlas Peak, Howell Mountain, Lovall Valley, and Calistoga. They offer great diversity - from the high altitude intensity of our granite grown Atlas Peak vineyard to the red volcanic soils of Howell Mountain, to the gravelly soils of our warm Calistoga site, to the clay-loam soils of the cooler climate in Lovall Valley (a small elevated valley at the base of Mount Veeder between Napa and Sonoma). Our winemaker and viticulturalist visited each vineyard multiple times to monitor the critical interplay of vine and viticulture. Each block was picked under the direction of the winemaker to insure optimal ripeness and flavor.

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Artesa's architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to methode 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)...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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