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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: California
  • Wine Area: Napa Valley
  • Wine Maker: Nicki Pruss
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Malbec
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: 2012-2022
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 91 to 93 (2015) VS: 92 (2014) W&S: 91 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

This ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of black cherry and plum with hints of vanilla. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry with ripe mixed berry and plum 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 prosciutt

Winery Information

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Founded in 1970 by the Warren Winiarski family, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is considered a Napa Valley first growth producing world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic vineyards. The winery first brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when its 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famous 1976 Paris Tasting (also known as the ?Judgment of Paris?) by besting some of the most celebrated wines of Bordeaux. Their three estate-grown wines?CASK 23,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)91 to 93 pts

A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis (a barrel sample) is a deep garnet-purple color with a lovely nose of pure cassis and blackberries with earth and herbal notions plus violets and an exotic spice waft. Medium to full-bodied, taut and muscular in the expressive mouth, it has grainy tannins and a long finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)92 pts

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a tasty entry-level offering from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Deep, rich and resonant, but very much medium in body, the 2014 offers lovely resonance throughout. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice and mocha give the 2014 its plump, juicy personality.

Wine & Spirits (2012)91 pts

Artemis is SLWC’s cabernet blend from purchased grapes and, in 2012, it’s broad and juicy, emphasizing full-on depths of plum-skin flavor and richness while retaining freshness in the fruit. Generous in its creamy texture, this is a match for filet mignon

Vinification Notes

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 2012 blend is derived from a spectrum of fruit grown for Stag’s 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 (9%) and Malbec (2%) were blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon for another layer of complexity. The wine was aged for 18 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak.