Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2005
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.
Very elegant, long soft tannins. Very nice blackberry, dark chocolate, cassis and blueberry. Very nicely balanced cab.
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
I enjoyed the cedar and nutmeg qualities that shone through. -Tasted at the winery 9/21/09
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.
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!