Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Vineyards ~ The heart of the ARTEMIS blend is composed of fruit from our historic FAY vineyard, a promising new estate vineyard, and a few growers of exceptional fruit in the Napa Valley. While in years past the estate-grown portion of the Napa Valley blend typically represented less than 5 percent, beginning in 2001 the percentage of estate fruit has increased to nearly 30%, of which 20% is from FAY. Now, ARTEMIS reveals the silky tannins and perfume of FAY fruit that inspired Warren Winiarski when he first tasted Nathan Fay's wine in 1968, and reflects the classical balance and elegant character that have been the hallmark of his winemaking for thirty years.
Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars produces renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Learn about Stags Leap history and estate-grown wines.
History of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was founded in 1970 with the purchase of a 40 acre property in the now famed Stag’s Leap District AVA in Napa Valley. The winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley region when their 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the "Judgement of Paris."
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' three estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons - CASK 23, S.L.V. and Fay - are among the most highly regarded and collected Cabernet Sauvignons worldwide. The Cabernet wines are fashioned to express richness balanced by elegant restraint, an approach often described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove."