2018 Artesa Pinot Noir Carneros
2018 Artesa Pinot Noir Carneros, Napa Valley, USA
Winemaker Notes; This wine has alluring and fragrant aromas of sage and cinnamon. The mouthwatering notes of raspberry, cherry and blueberry mingle with anises. A vibrant entry leads to layers of intense red berry flavors. The wine’s delightful Carneros acidity supports the structure while pleasant tannins add depth to the aftertaste. Spicy notes such as white pepper and cinnamon offer complexity and a beguiling finish.
Critical Acclaim; WEWine Enthusiast
Artesa (ahr TESS uh) means “craftsman” and connotes “handcrafted” in Catalan, language of Barcelona and their owner, Group Raventós-Codorníu –Spain’s oldest winemaking family, one of the world’s oldest wineries, owner of 14 wineries and exporting to over 100 countries–. In 1991 , this family ventured to a new world: a sea-facing hillside in the Napa Valley, with rocky soils and a favorable coastal climate. Artesa’s architecturally-acclaimed facility opened then, named as Codorniu Napa, and dedicated solely to méthode champenoise sparkling wine production.