Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 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.
This ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of red currant and cranberry mixed with hints of vanilla and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry with dried cherry, blackberry, currant and savory herb 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 prosciutto.
Bottle Size: .750
The winery is also recognized for its Napa Valley collection of wines including Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon and Karia Chardonnay. These wines provide a strong link to the origin, style, and character of the limited-production estate wines, but they are produced in quantities that make them more accessible.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars should not be confused with Stags' Leap Winery, a neighboring property best known for their Petite Syrah.
Wine:Highlights of classic cassis and black plum elements seem to dance around a lush center of tea leaf and new leather. On the palate, this Cabemet knows that it is beautiful and isn 't afraid to show it. Upon entry, a stunning marriage of lush ripe fruit and cassis drapes around an angular structure, providing a resonating dimension as the wine travels across the tongue. Layers of anise, cigar leaf and sandalwoodfold into the fruit, providing further complexity through a velvety finish. This is a wine to savor with a grilled skirt steak topped with a shallot Cabemet butter or polenta with leeks and gorgonzola.
Vineyards:The Napa Valley bottlings express our interpretation of Napa Valley Cabemet Sauvignon for any particular vintage. We purchase grapes from growers whose viticultural methods match those we apply to our own estate vineyards. As we gather the lots of grapes we purchase, we create a palette that gives us the maximum flexibility to create the greatest expression of fruit from the valley. A vineyard in the Rutherford area provides what is popularly known as 'Rutherford dust' qualities. Plummy fruit characteristics yielding suggestions of earthiness and tea leaf with accompanying structure typify this area. Further north and at a higher elevation, from vineyards in the Howell Mountain area, the blend gains round, dense concentration of brambly fruit elements. A small percentage of our estate fruit from Fay and S.L.V. provides red berry opulence, elegant structure and finesse.