93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot from Napa Valley, California.
SRP of $46 and available at that price (Saturday Splurge). 3,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Hand selected by our winemaker and crafted in limited quantities, Artisan Series wines capture the essence of singular vineyard or varietal as expressed in a specific vintage. This exquisite Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic blend of mountain and valley floor fruit, with concentration and structure balanced with sweet fruit and supple tannins. Featuring delectable cassis, blackberry and cherry flavors the wine's 20 months in French oak barrels imbues it with velvet-textured layers of clove, caramel and cedar. 3,000 cases produced.
The 2009 Artesa Artisan Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a beautiful nose full of sweet blackberry along with chocolate and a little cedar but it's the rich, succulent dark fruit that rules the day. That continues when tasting this rich, juicy wine that features a smooth, lush texture and wonderful depth of flavor. You'll also find tinges of oak, spice, a little vanilla, caramel and chocolate. It ends dry with very long lasting fruit. This one is really just a joy to drink!
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