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Stag’s Leap Cabernet-Sauvignon Artemis 2019
What We Say
A really special treat from a top Napa Valley producer. Concentrated, rich Cabernet Sauvignon meets juicy, smooth Merlot in this blockbuster of a wine.
What They Say
Cabernet Sauvignon opens with inviting aromas of dark cherry and berry fruit, cassis, sweet vanilla and a hint of olive. On the palate, the wine has a smooth entry with a rich mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste of black cherry and dusty cocoa. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with Memphis-style dry rub pork or beef ribs, grilled tri-tip, or polenta with wild mushrooms, sage and prosciutto.
About The Producer Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, notably known for being the winery that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris, was founded in 1970, and is considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate. 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 2016 blend is derived from a spectrum of fruit grown for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars by independent growers from across the Napa Valley including: 30% Atlas Peak District; 12% Battuello Vineyard in St. Helena; 12% Twin Creeks Vineyard in Wooden Valley; 9% Arcadia Vineyard in Coombsville; 5% Shooting Star in Pope Valley; 3% Surber Vineyard in Calistoga; and 1% Estate fruit (FAY and S.L.V.). Each site lends its personality to the aroma, flavor, structure and texture of the finished wine. A touch of Merlot (6%), Petit Verdot (2%), and Malbec (1%) were blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon for another layer of complexity. The wine was aged for 15.5 months in 30% new French Oak and 4% new American Oak.