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Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2005

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Wonderfully exuberant raspberry, cassis and blackberry fruit is complimented with cedar, clove, nutmeg, dark chocolate and vanillin aromas and flavors. An elegant wine with smooth supple tannins, perfect acid balance and a long, lingering finish. This wine is a treat in its youth, but the joyfullness of the fruit combined with its ample tannin structure means this wine will reach its zenith 10-plus years after release.

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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

Member Reviews for Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

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Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
4.00 5
09/30/2009

Very elegant, long soft tannins. Very nice blackberry, dark chocolate, cassis and blueberry. Very nicely balanced cab.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
05/09/2010

Exuberant cassis and raspberry with cedar, nutmeg and dark chocolate. Ample tannin gives it nice structure with the slightest of acid tingle. Should age nicely. Round fruit balanced by tannin and acidity. Very nice and lush. - Tasted at winery 4/22/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
09/22/2009

I enjoyed the cedar and nutmeg qualities that shone through. -Tasted at the winery 9/21/09


Snooth User: joss
73889988
3.50 5
01/03/2010

darker, richer than expected for a Cab. no middle astringency. lower notes with full nose of currant and blackberries. hints of mocha, licorice, cassis. holds itself solidly, good body, great finish.


Snooth User: Stallion
381013927
3.50 5
10/26/2012

Wonderful notes of Rasberry and smoke on both the nose and the palate. Wonderful finish. Decent structure and layers of flavor very similar to Ridgeline Cabernet...Which Artesa used to own up until June of 2012. A very nice Cabernet from a great vineyard! Artesa know what they are doing. Cheers!


Snooth User: Stallion
381013927
3.00 5
10/26/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005 and all other wine from Artesa are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



Wonderfully exuberant raspberry, cassis and blackberry fruit is complimented with cedar, clove, nutmeg, dark chocolate and vanillin aromas and flavors. An elegant wine with smooth supple tannins, perfect acid balance and a long, lingering finish. This wine is a treat in its youth, but the joyfullness of the fruit combined with its ample tannin structure means this wine will reach its zenith 10-plus years after release.

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