2016 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage : 2016
Region : Napa Valley
Country : USA
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.
The 2016 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon has expressive aromas of dark berries, currants, raspberry sorbet, nutmeg and baking spices. The wine has a rich entry with round tannins and plush mouthfeel with lingering flavors of dark fruit and subtle oak undertones.
Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled tri-tip, braised short ribs, or pasta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto.
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
History of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was founded in 1970 with the purchase of a 40 acre property in the now famed Stag’s Leap District AVA in Napa Valley. The winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley region when their 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the "Judgement of Paris."
Sitting outside its Estate Collection, the Artemis represents Stag’s Leap’s effort to capture the regional essence of Napa Valley. Sourced from a total of six sites throughout the valley, more than half of the 2016 fruit was sourced from Atlas Peak and St Helena. Stephen Brook - Intense, lean oaky nose, with pure blackcurrant fruit. Restrained attack, very polished, sleek and lifted, understated but stylish with quite good acidity and ample persistence. Fully ripe but no excesses. Long. James Doidge - Dark colour, intense aromas of Morello cherry and cassis, rich, ripe and concentrated on the palate, a touch savoury on the finish with balanced, sandy-textured tannin. Ronan Sayburn MS - Sweet nose, ripe and creamy, heavy oak, soft palate, vanilla and cream finish. Drinking Window 2020 - 2035
Ripe blackberries, black cherries, spice, and a beautiful floral quality all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort. With some creamy oak, sweet tannins, and good purity, it’s a pleasure-bent red to drink over the coming 10-15 years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Deep purple-black in color, it opens with notions of crushed black cherries, warm blackberries and mulberries with hints of unsmoked cigars, fragrant soil and wild sage plus a waft of allspice. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with expressive black berry and earthy layers with a frame of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.
Very attractive, violet-like floral character with fresh, leafy notes and upbeat blackcurrants in this opulent cab. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a gorgeously long finish. Drink or hold.