Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2011 Artemis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Item Number: 13 20 210 11
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and owner Warren Winarski can arguably claim to have put Napa Valley wines on the world map. It was 37 years ago when Stag's Leap Cabernet won the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting in May 1976, beating out the best classified Bordeaux made the world stop and look to Napa Valley. A third of a century later they're still producing some of the best wines in the world. The quality and character of the Stag's Leap wines also lead to the Stags Leap District being granted AVA status. That quality carries through their entire line and shows through in Artemis, their Napa Valley Cab that's a blend of estate grapes from Fay, SLV and Arcadia vineyards with grapes from other top quality Napa growers throughout the valley. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, aged 16 months in 35% new French oak. In 2011 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars reduced production dramatically to focus on creating the best quality wine. Grapes were had selected in the vineyards and then a triage at the winery allowed only the healthiest fruit in the final sort. The wine shows beautiful balance and exceptional elegance with black currant, red currant, licorice and cocoa flavors. The silky texture gives it immediate appeal and make it a Napa Cab that you'll want to enjoy right now. This 2011 won a Gold Medal at the Dallas Wine Competition and a Silver Outstanding Medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London.