Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa/Sonoma County 2004
The foundation of this wine is from our two Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. In Napa Valley, 1200 feet above Stag's Leap and Oakville within the Atlas Peak appellation, we have a 36-acre vineyard. In Alexander Valley, hundreds of feet above the Russian River looms our 92-acre mountainside estate. This wine is the melding of these two world-class vineyards. Well drained rocky soils with western sun-drenched slopes produce the mall intensely flavored berries that make this wine. Extensive shoot and fruit thinning in the vineyard insure that we have even and full ripening. Artesa is a brand owned by Grupo Codorniu. High on a hilltop in Southern Napa Valley, Artesa Winery overlooks the renowned appellation of Carneros. Their signature wines are crafted from prime vineyards throughout the Carneros region. Following hand-harvesting, the grapes were de-stemmed only (whole berries). Fermentations were conducted in a combination of open-top vessels with a punchdown device and closed tanks with gentle cap irrigators. Several types of yeast were used for both inoculated and uninoculated fermenting. Most lots were pressed directly to barrel, and malolactic fermentations finished in barrel. Post-fermentation, selected lots received extended maceration for further phenolic development. After one year, the wines were racked and returned to barrel for an additional year of aging. Bright wild blackberry and cherry are complimented with abundant spice. Black pepper, clove, allspice, vanilla, nutmeg and a hint of cedar smoke. Finely knit together with a silky mid-palate, this wine has sufficient tannin backbone for aging. This wine will be delicious for the next five to ten years.
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For the states of Louisiana and New Hampshire, we are planning to obtain permits to be able to ship to these states.
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