Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis 2012

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars ''Artemis'' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 offers aromas of red berry fruit, vanilla and herbs on the nose. On the palate, flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, currant and savory herbs with medium body, smooth tannins and a long finish."Our Napa Valley collection of wines is crafted with the same approach to winemaking as our limited-production estate wines, resulting in wines of supple power and elegance. In fact, fruit from our estate vineyards provides the stylistic inspiration for this wine. ARTEMIS, named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, provides a strong link to the origin, style, and character of our renowned estate wines.The heart of the ARTEMIS blend is composed of fruit from our estate vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon from Arcadia Vineyard gives the wine tannin and structural support. Fay contributes a generous perfume, while the wine’s complexity and concentration benefit from a small but significant addition of S.L.V. fruit. Then, to complement our estate fruit’s distinctive qualities of flavor and structure, we turn to independent Napa Valley growers whose vineyards meet our rigorous farming standards." -Winery Notes*MAGNUM*

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars:
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is considered one of Napa Valley's first-growths. We were founded by Warren Winiarski and his family in 1970 and are best known for our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons — CASK 23, S.L.V., and FAY. Over the years, our wines have become some of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide. They are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which they are grown.

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Snooth User: thefallsman
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/24/2014

Blackberry and Current notes.


Snooth User: Cheryl Digges
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 01/04/2013

Five glasses


Snooth User: jbscott11
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Vintage: 2010 12/21/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: Stallion
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/31/2012

Fantastic wine! Some nice depth and structure. A bit heavier than I initially expected.....but I drank this after a 2005 Silver Oak Napa Cabernet that was much lighter.


Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/03/2012

This one has a lovely, deep purple color in the glass. The nose is absolutely lovely, with aromas of leather, oak, mint and something green that I can't quite put my finger on. The taste is just an explosion of wonderful flavors dancing around your mouth. I often talk about how flavors progress from your first taste, to midpalate to the finish, but this wine just shows a pronounced yet smooth transition through all those phases. At first I taste lovely fruit, cassis, ripe cherry and plum, which transitions to oak and leather, moving toward a fantastically earthy finish, which I honestly didn't expect. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/10/2009-stags-leap-napa-valley-merlot.html


Snooth User: seholey
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/25/2013

Great long finish that you and find sweetness in


Snooth User: kanaygupte
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/17/2012

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Magnum, 1.5 Liter Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and owner Warren Winarski can arguably claim to have put Napa Valley wines on the world map. It was 37 years ago when Stag's Leap Cabernet won the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting in May 1976, beating out the best classified Bordeaux made the world stop and look to Napa Valley. A third of a century later they're still producing some of the best wines in the world. The quality and character of the Stag's Leap wines also lead to the Stags Leap District being granted AVA status. That quality carries through their entire line and shows through in Artemis, their Napa Valley Cab that's a blend of estate grapes from Fay, SLV and Arcadia vineyards with grapes from other top quality Napa growers throughout the valley. Robert Parker just scored this 2012 90 points saying "Already bottled, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is similar to its siblings. It offers delicious blackcurrant fruit, not as much complexity as the Fay or S.L.V., but an attractive meaty, rich blackcurrant fruitiness, well-integrated wood, and hints of spice and oak. Fleshy and medium-bodied but also made in the elegant style sought by this winery, it should drink well for 10-15 years." Limited!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/27/2015

Magnum, 1.5 Liter Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and owner Warren Winarski can arguably claim to have put Napa Valley wines on the world map. It was about four decades ago when Stag's Leap Cabernet won the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting in May 1976, beating out the best classified Bordeaux made the world stop and look to Napa Valley. A third of a century later they're still producing some of the best wines in the world. The quality and character of the Stag's Leap wines also lead to the Stags Leap District being granted AVA status. That quality carries through their entire line and shows through in Artemis, their Napa Valley Cab that's a blend of estate grapes from Fay, SLV and Arcadia vineyards with grapes from other top quality Napa growers throughout the valley. Robert Parker just scored this 2012 90 points saying "Already bottled, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is similar to its siblings. It offers delicious blackcurrant fruit, not as much complexity as the Fay or S.L.V., but an attractive meaty, rich blackcurrant fruitiness, well-integrated wood, and hints of spice and oak. Fleshy and medium-bodied but also made in the elegant style sought by this winery, it should drink well for 10-15 years." Limited!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/13/2015

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and owner Warren Winarski can arguably claim to have put Napa Valley wines on the world map. It was 37 years ago when Stag's Leap Cabernet won the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting in May 1976, beating out the best classified Bordeaux made the world stop and look to Napa Valley. A third of a century later they're still producing some of the best wines in the world. The quality and character of the Stag's Leap wines also lead to the Stags Leap District being granted AVA status. That quality carries through their entire line and shows through in Artemis, their Napa Valley Cab that's a blend of estate grapes from Fay, SLV and Arcadia vineyards with grapes from other top quality Napa growers throughout the valley. Robert Parker just scored this 2012 90 points saying "Already bottled, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is similar to its siblings. It offers delicious blackcurrant fruit, not as much complexity as the Fay or S.L.V., but an attractive meaty, rich blackcurrant fruitiness, well-integrated wood, and hints of spice and oak. Fleshy and medium-bodied but also made in the elegant style sought by this winery, it should drink well for 10-15 years."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/27/2015

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and owner Warren Winarski can arguably claim to have put Napa Valley wines on the world map. It was about four decades ago when Stag's Leap Cabernet won the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting in May 1976, beating out the best classified Bordeaux made the world stop and look to Napa Valley. A third of a century later they're still producing some of the best wines in the world. The quality and character of the Stag's Leap wines also lead to the Stags Leap District being granted AVA status. That quality carries through their entire line and shows through in Artemis, their Napa Valley Cab that's a blend of estate grapes from Fay, SLV and Arcadia vineyards with grapes from other top quality Napa growers throughout the valley. Robert Parker just scored this 2012 90 points saying "Already bottled, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is similar to its siblings. It offers delicious blackcurrant fruit, not as much complexity as the Fay or S.L.V., but an attractive meaty, rich blackcurrant fruitiness, well-integrated wood, and hints of spice and oak. Fleshy and medium-bodied but also made in the elegant style sought by this winery, it should drink well for 10-15 years."


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 01/13/2015

A majority Cabernet Sauvignon with 14% Merlot blended in, Artemis is aromatically inviting in dark plum, currant and a streak of herb. Light, lean and well-balanced, the wine features soft, barely perceptible tannins. Tri-tip is a wise pairing suggestion.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2011 01/27/2015

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and owner Warren Winarski can arguably claim to have put Napa Valley wines on the world map. It was about four decades ago when Stag's Leap Cabernet won the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting in May 1976, beating out the best classified Bordeaux made the world stop and look to Napa Valley. A third of a century later they're still producing some of the best wines in the world. The quality and character of the Stag's Leap wines also lead to the Stags Leap District being granted AVA status. That quality carries through their entire line and shows through in Artemis, their Napa Valley Cab that's a blend of estate grapes from Fay, SLV and Arcadia vineyards with grapes from other top quality Napa growers throughout the valley. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, aged 16 months in 35% new French oak. In 2011 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars reduced production dramatically to focus on creating the best quality wine. Grapes were had selected in the vineyards and then a triage at the winery allowed only the healthiest fruit in the final sort. The wine shows beautiful balance and exceptional elegance with black currant, red currant, licorice and cocoa flavors. The silky texture gives it immediate appeal and make it a Napa Cab that you'll want to enjoy right now. This 2011 won a Gold Medal at the Dallas Wine Competition and a Silver Outstanding Medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 11/04/2014

Tasting Notes:This ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of red currant and cranberry mixed with hints of vanilla and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry with dried cherry, blackberry, currant and savory herb flavors. The wine has a medium-bodied mouthfeel with round, satin-like tannins. Enjoy this wine with grilled tri-tip, braised short ribs or pasta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto. - WineryARTEMIS, named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, is a wine that truly reflects its name. Its the culmination of our hunt for the finest grapes from Napa Valley which, when combined with estate-grown fruit, combine to create a Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the regional character of Napa Valley with the signature style of Stags Leap Wine Cellars. This approach results in a wine of lush fruit flavors balanced by extraordinary structure and elegance. Whereas our Estate Cabernet Sauvignons showcase the distinctive characteristics of each vineyard, ARTEMIS demonstrates how astute grape selection and skillful blending can create a wine that represents the sum of Napa Valleys best Cabernet Sauvignon parts.Vineyards & Winemaking:Imagine taking an aerial tour of Napa Valley, flying over the patchwork of vineyards that have made the valley and its wines famous. The grapes for ARTEMIS are sourced from a unique collection of these sites. The 2011 blend is derived from a spectrum of fruit grown for Stags Leap Wine Cellars by independent growers from across the Napa Valley. Each site lends its personality to the aroma, flavor, structure and texture of the finished wine. A small amount of Merlot (14%) was blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon for another layer of complexity. The wine was aged for 16 months in a combination of new and used French oak.Blend:86% Cabernet Sauvignon14% MerlotBarrel Aging: 16 months, 35% new French oakAlcohol: 13.5%pH: 3.66Total Acidity: 0.55 g/100 mL


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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars ''Artemis'' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 offers aromas of red berry fruit, vanilla and herbs on the nose. On the palate, flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, currant and savory herbs with medium body, smooth tannins and a long finish."Our Napa Valley collection of wines is crafted with the same approach to winemaking as our limited-production estate wines, resulting in wines of supple power and elegance. In fact, fruit from our estate vineyards provides the stylistic inspiration for this wine. ARTEMIS, named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, provides a strong link to the origin, style, and character of our renowned estate wines.The heart of the ARTEMIS blend is composed of fruit from our estate vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon from Arcadia Vineyard gives the wine tannin and structural support. Fay contributes a generous perfume, while the wine’s complexity and concentration benefit from a small but significant addition of S.L.V. fruit. Then, to complement our estate fruit’s distinctive qualities of flavor and structure, we turn to independent Napa Valley growers whose vineyards meet our rigorous farming standards." -Winery Notes*MAGNUM*

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