Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2003

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Focused cassis, blackberry and plum are complimented with abundant spice. Clove, allspice, vanilla, nutmeg and a hint of mint. Finely knit together and rich, while having sufficient tannin backbone for aging. This wine will be delicious for well over a decade.

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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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Member Reviews for Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: rar8888
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3.50 5
10/19/2009

This is a very solid cab at a very good price. I am impressed with this wine.


External Reviews for Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Sits on the border of ordinary and fancy, and the right food could make the difference. Dry, rich and fruity in berry-cherry and Asian spice flavors and smoky oak, this two-county Cab has a rough edge to the softness. Cries out for a salty, peppery grilled steak.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

By using grapes from both Napa and Sonoma, Artesa creates a well-balanced Cab while maintaining the grape's natural brawn. Sweet vanilla from oak-aging smooths out the tannins in this deliciously round red.



Focused cassis, blackberry and plum are complimented with abundant spice. Clove, allspice, vanilla, nutmeg and a hint of mint. Finely knit together and rich, while having sufficient tannin backbone for aging. This wine will be delicious for well over a decade.

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