Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis has a dense ruby/purple color, good solid mouthfeel without the length and richness of it siblings. Nevertheless, this blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 1% Malbec spent 18 months in 29% new French oak and 16% new American oak. It’s spicy, earthy and best drunk over the next 8-10 years.
Our Napa Valley collection of wines is crafted with the same approach to winemaking as our limited-production estate wines, resulting in wines of supple power and elegance. In fact, fruit from our estate vineyards provides the stylistic inspiration for this wine. ARTEMIS, named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, provides a strong link to the origin, style, and character of our renowned estate wines.
|The heart of the ARTEMIS blend is composed of fruit from our estate vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon from ARCADIA VINEYARD gives the wine tannin and structural support. FAY contributes a generous perfume, while the wine’s complexity and concentration benefit from a small but significant addition of S.L.V. fruit. Then, to complement our estate fruit’s distinctive qualities of flavor and structure, we turn to independent Napa Valley growers whose vineyards meet our rigorous farming standards.