Love big & rich Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon? Than the 2019 Artesa is for you! In his deep dive of Napa Valley, Antonio Galloni wrote "The 2019 Cabernets are big, bold wines with huge fruit and tons of richness. Acids are generally lower than in the 2018s, while the wines have more volume. Texturally, the tannins are often quite present, which gives the wines a good bit of energy." Such is the case for Artesa’s Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the most ambitious wine projects in California, and a leading prdocuer in Napa Valley. The 2019 is a blend of carefully selected vineyards across Napa with a dollop of Petit Verdot, aged 8 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new). The wine opens with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, dried fig, and a hint of white pepper. On the palate you get layered notes of black cherry, mocha, and plum, framed by a touch of vanilla toast. The supple tannins and natural acidity lead to a vibrant and complex wine, with a lengthy and elegant finish. Hard to beat Napa Valley Cabernet with this pedigree for $29.99 a bottle!
"This wine delightfully overdelivers on its price point, offering dark chocolate and cherry richness around a lush texture of approachable elegance. Hints of clove, nutmeg and oak provide a balanced nuance of savory contrast. Editor's Choice." The Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points