Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars


2010 ARTEMIS

Cabernet Sauvignon

ARTEMIS, named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, is a wine that truly reflects its name. It’s 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 Stag’s 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 Valley’s 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 2010 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. Twelve percent Merlot was 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 oak.

Tasting Notes

This ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon offers pleasing aromas of black cherries, red plums, violets, nutmeg and sandalwood along with a hint of dried herbs. The cherry and plum notes carry over onto the palate and combine with ripe, mixed berries. The wine has a smooth, supple entry with good mid-palate structure with fine-grained tannins that lead to a lingering berry-cherry finish.

Acclaim

2010 Vintage
91 Points
The Wine Advocate
12/01/2012
2010 Vintage
90 Points
Wine Enthusiast
11/01/2013
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Appellation:
Napa Valley
Blend:
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot
Alcohol:
13.5%
pH:
3.76
Total Acidity:
0.56 g/100ml
Barrel Aging:
18 months, 21.5% new French oak
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