Artesa Carneros Pinot Noir 2015
This wine has alluring and fragrant aromas of sage and cinnamon. The mouthwatering notes of raspberry, cherry and blueberry mingle with anises. A vibrant entry leads to layers of intense red berry flavors. The wine's delightful Carneros acidity supports the structure while pleasant tannins add depth to the aftertaste. Spicy notes such as white pepper and cinnamon offer complexity and a beguiling finish.
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.
Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.