Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Sonoma Elements 2006
Wine Tasting Notes Deep garnet in color, its seductive aromas of cassis and red currant mingle with a delicate fragrance of thyme, milk chocolate, and caramel. Its concentrated red berry flavor develops on the palate and lingers with natural acidity. Supple mature tannins provide velvety texture and structure. This well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to develop for several years, yet is ready to enjoy now. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petite Verdot, 1% Malbec
External Reviews for Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Sonoma Elements
Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Finding good Cabernet Sauvignon for less than twenty dollars is no easy task, but Artesa has come up with a bonafide Best Buy here. Nicely composed and very keen on Cabernet fruit, it shows a sweet trim of root-beer-like spice from front to back and is balanced for early drinking. Its integral tannins firm without adding toughness, and, despite the fact that it should grow for a few years, it is accessible now and will serve well in the near term with juicy steaks hot off the grill. GOOD VALUE.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.