Artesa Pinot Noir California 2008

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With a dazzling ruby color this wine greets the taster with beautiful aromas of cherry, raspberry and plum sprinkled with cinnamon, leather and a hint of caramel. A vibrant entry leads to layers of ripe, red berry flavors that are brightened with a delectable acidity that lengthens the finish. Supple tannins add texture, while spicy notes of clove, cinnamon and sweet oak intensify the complexity of this classic Carneros Pinot Noir.

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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 Pinot Noir California

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Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/30/2009

Cherry, tobacco, and notes of spice. Short to medium length on finish. Easy to drink pinot noir.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/08/2009

A rather spicy clovey pinot. -Tasted at the winery 9/21/09 - Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/09/2010

Aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry and milk chocolate with some hints of rose petal. Hints of cedar and clove. Very nice. - Tasted at winery 4/22/10


Snooth User: m little
48461610
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/02/2011

Very good tasting Pinot Noir.


Snooth User: westyla
69213048
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/25/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: strikingvisage
14430876
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/01/2009

Ruby to cherry color. Bright fruit nose with cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Clear, fruity, and mildly sweet on the attack followed by subtler raspberry notes; very mild oak as it opens. Medium finish with clove or cinnamon spiciness, mild tannins. Light but adequate texture with a slightly crisp mouth feel. Slightly acidic. Slightly crisp, autumnal character, maybe best paired with turkey dinner or the like. Light but distinct flavor, some complexity, just enough body to be drinkable on its own.


Snooth User: djt
8547922
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/29/2008

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Artesa Pinot Noir California

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WS 88pts - According to the Wine Spectator - Impressive for its density and complexity, this is layered, displaying ripe black cherry, mineral, spice and cedar. Medium- to full-bodied, ending with firm tannins and a savory herb and berry edge. Best from 2011 through 2017.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
09/27/2011

Impressive for its density and complexity, this is layered, displaying ripe black cherry, mineral, spice and cedar. Medium- to full-bodied, ending with firm tannins and a savory herb and berry edge. Best from 2011 through 2017.- According to the Wine Spectator


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Vintage: 2005 01/29/2009

An exuberant expression of great Carneros Pinot Noir. Refined and elegant aromas of raspberry, cherry and red currant. This wine is beautifully subtle. Harmoniously multi-layered with oak spices of clove, all spice and smoke. Perfectly balanced with



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With a dazzling ruby color this wine greets the taster with beautiful aromas of cherry, raspberry and plum sprinkled with cinnamon, leather and a hint of caramel. A vibrant entry leads to layers of ripe, red berry flavors that are brightened with a delectable acidity that lengthens the finish. Supple tannins add texture, while spicy notes of clove, cinnamon and sweet oak intensify the complexity of this classic Carneros Pinot Noir.

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