Artesa Pinot Noir California 2008
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.
Cherry, tobacco, and notes of spice. Short to medium length on finish. Easy to drink pinot noir.
A rather spicy clovey pinot. -Tasted at the winery 9/21/09 - Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
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
Very good tasting Pinot Noir.
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.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Artesa Pinot Noir California
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.
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