Elements by Artesa Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Deep red color with ruby highlights. Inviting lush red fruit aromas of strawberry and red currants with a hint of pepper, all spice, plums and tobacco. This smooth, silky wine coats the palate with intense fruit flavors of cherry and cassis. Sweet oak chimes in to create a beautiful harmony, and fine tannins lengthen the supple texture of this well-balanced, full bodied wine.
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 3% Tempranillo
Wine & Spirits - "A sweetly rich wine, this feels healthy and balanced, its earthy tannins creating a mouthwatering and spicy cabernet that would be ideal with a medium-rare burger. Its price makes it tempting for summer cookouts."
Elements by Artesa Winery
Elements is a portfolio of red wines that combine winemaking passion with the flavors and characteristics of multiple varietals grown in select vineyards across the prime wine regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Shaped first by nature, and then forged by the winemaker's blending choices, Elements wines are multi-faceted and complex, a testament to what can happen when many become one. View all Elements by Artesa Wines
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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about half as much wine as its northeasterly neighbor. Because of its vast size, however, Sonoma is able to achieve far more diversity within its borders, which include sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid-back and down-to-earth, but the wines are serious and well-made, ranging in style from subtle and elegant to rich and powerful. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country unto itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.6 out of 5 stars
4 ratings, 1 with reviewgift for jerry and kathy - Stockton, CA55/24/2017Anonymous - Dover, AR41/15/2017DavidPope007 - Los Altos, CA18/4/2016Ted Rath - Canton, OH38/1/2016Canon John 3 - Bloomfield, CT25/21/2014
Disappointing but drinkable
- Smooth & Supple