Chateau Ste Michelle

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018

Red Wine from USA

R1,795

A Napa Valley royalty, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a great powerful & seductive expression of Napa at its best

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Winter Warmers

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer

Chateau Ste Michelle

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2018

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

USA

Critics Top Rating

93 points

Story

Story

‘Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has a long and distinguished wine reputation and is considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate. We are best known for our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons. Over the years, these wines have become some of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide. They are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which they are grown.’

Founded by Warren Winiarski in 1970, the winery’s first release, the 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, would go on to beat world-famous reds produced by first-growth Bordeaux châteaux like Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Haut-Brion at the 1976 Judgement of Paris. The winery is co-owned by Chateau St Michelle and Antinori.

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.

Specifications

Specifications

Vineyards – 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.

Winemaking – The 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 touch of Merlot (4%) and Malbec (1%) were blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon for another layer of complexity. The wine was aged for 16 months in 43% new oak (38% new French Oak; 5% new American Oak) with the balance in older oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of ripe raspberry, boysenberry and dark cherry along with hints of cedar and spice. The mid-palate is pleasant and round with flavors of plum, dark chocolate, dried fruit and a touch of toasted oak. The finish is rich and lingering. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled tri-tip, braised short ribs or pasta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto. – Marcus Notaro, Winemaker

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

Decanter – 92 points

Consistently provides an respectable, accessible overview of the Napa Valley AVA. Great balance between black and red fruits on the nose, propped up by subtle chocolate and mint aromas. Initially, the palate is rich and decadent, before retracting and showing off the restraint and elegance that an accurate rendering of this appellation provides. Solid and quintessential.


James Suckling – 93 points

 A chewy red with blackberry, blackcurrant and dark-chocolate character. Full-bodied with polished tannins and a savory finish. Drink or hold


Wine Enthusiast – 91 points – Editor’s Choice

From a blend of beautiful sites across the valley, including Arcadia Vineyard in Coombsville and Rancho Chimiles in Wooden Valley, as well as small amounts of grapes from S.L.V. and Fay, this wine is inviting in dense aromas of red fruit, caramel and brioche. With dashes of Petit Verdot and Malbec, it finishes on accents of tobacco and cedar. *Editors’ Choice*

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