|Vera Czerny rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Familiar and very nice aroma of dark fruit, with an addition of spices from the oak. On the palate the wine was much softer than I remember when tasted back in 2007. Fruit was nice a bright - hints of blackberry, dark plum mixed with a delicate spices such as glove, cinnamon or nutmeg.
Intense wine, with perfectly velvety tannins was a great compliment to a piece of steak I was having with it. Some wines, opened too early, have this sharpness about them (harsh tannins) that some admire, I not so much. It could be overpowering. Not just food, but sometimes the fruit it selves.
Artesa was nothing like that. I loved it, it held up to the expectations. Also, since it's not just Napa fruit, the price tag is slightly more friendlier. Therefore, I would call Artesa Napa/Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon a great value!
Aged in Oak