2018 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 'Artemis' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$69.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Artemis hits the bullseye with ripe raspberry, dark cherry and blackberry aromas trailing hints of cedar and spice. Fall into a mid-palate puddle of dark chocolate, plum and toasted oak on your way to a rich and lingering end. You don’t hunt this wine, it hunts you.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Marcus Notaro & Jorge Ramirez
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
40% new oak (35% new French Oak; 5% new American Oak)
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1045219
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Enthusiast

From a blend of beautiful sites across the valley, including Arcadia Vineyard in Coombsville and Rancho Chimiles in Wooden Valley, as well as small amounts of grapes from S.L.V. and Fay, this wine is inviting in dense aromas of red fruit, caramel and brioche. With dashes of Petit Verdot and Malbec, it finishes on accents of tobacco and cedar. 

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Decanter

A finely-crafted, sultry style with a gorgeous blackberry and damson character. Black cherries, clove, cigar box and tobacco notes.

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Wine Spectator

Well-built, with a focused core of red and black currant fruit, mixed with dark earth, sweet tobacco and singed vanilla notes.

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Vinous

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a very pretty wine that shows just how alluring the vintage is. Open-knit and silky, Artemis is so inviting today. Crushed flowers, hints of spice, leather, cedar and tobacco add attractive layers of nuance to this mid-weight, gracious Cabernet Sauvignon from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

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Jeb Dunnuck

Always a solid value in Napa Cabernet, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis has a varietal nose of darker currants and subtle blue fruits as well as green tobacco, lead pencil shavings, chocolate, and cedarwood. This carries to a medium-bodied, nicely textured, elegant 2018 that offers the vintage’s fresher, more elegant texture, present tannins, and plenty of length on the finish. It’s not for those craving blockbuster wines, but it has elegance and charm. It should benefit from 2–3 years of bottle age and keep for 10–12.

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James Suckling

A chewy red with blackberry, blackcurrant and dark-chocolate character. Full-bodied with polished tannins and a savory finish. Drink or hold.