Artesa Cab Napa/Sonoma 2005

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A pleasant breadth of scents launches with herbs and spices, including sage and rosemary, along with hints of raspberry. Palate is centered around herb-driven red fruits, primarily raspberry. Caramel and vanilla take prominent roles at 2 hours. A nice acidity keeps the finish tangy and enriches the red fruit medley.

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Artesa Vineyards & Winery:
Artesa is Napa's newest, most exciting winery. Our 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... Read more
Artesa is Napa's newest, most exciting winery. Our 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 our owner, Codorníu, one of the world's largest and oldest wineries. The Codorníu Group actually consists of eight spectacular wineries whose wines are enjoyed daily in over 100 countries around the world. So, while we are Napa's newest, our heritage is rich. We share five centuries of history with 15 generations of a remarkable winemaking family. Read less

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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12/14/2010

A pleasant breadth of scents launches with herbs and spices, including sage and rosemary, along with hints of raspberry. Palate is centered around herb-driven red fruits, primarily raspberry. Caramel and vanilla take prominent roles at 2 hours. A nice acidity keeps the finish tangy and enriches the red fruit medley.




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