WINE REVIEW: Artesa 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA ($40)
by Andrew Chalk
From the wires...
Artesa Vineyards & Winery Expands Portfolio with New Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Now available for retail, Artesa’s new 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa, CA, August 17, 2021 — Artesa, a Spanish-American brand in Los Carneros that delivers authentic craftmanship in small production and award-winning wines, announces the launch of its inaugural 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sourced from carefully selected vineyards, the 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the wide range of terroirs in Napa Valley. Darker fruit notes from the mountain ranges combined with subtle fruit from the valley floor create a wine that is both bold and elegant with great fruit concentration: blackberry, dried fig, black cherry, and mocha, layered with notes of vanilla and toast. The palate is vibrant and complex with supple tannins and fresh, natural acidity.
Director of Winemaking Ana Diogo-Draper favors low intervention and conducts trials every year to constantly strive to express fruit and site character more effectively. She says:
“We are thrilled to launch a new Artesa wine into the retail space, and share more of our unique story with consumers everywhere, especially with a variety that is so deeply rooted in the region we are located in. This wine is perfect for every barbecue, every night in with loved ones, and every celebratory dinner.”
Appearance: Opaque ruby core, translucent half inch at the meniscus;
Nose: Dusty, pyrazines (green pepper), new French oak, dried fig, toast;
Palate: Grippy tannins. Medium acid. Raspberry fruit.