Stags Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Reg. $59.99 Sale $36.99 By the Case $35.99
A Great Offer on a Special Cab from An Historical Winery!
Antonio Galloni from The Wine Advocate
raves about some recent changes made at Stags Leap:
"The changes that have taken place at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars over the last few years are nothing less than stunning. The Antinori family bought a 15% stake in Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in 2007 and was appointed technical director as part of the deal. Long time winemaker Renzo Cotarella, who oversees all of the Antinori wines in Italy plus Antica on Atlas Peak, was brought in to consult... Quality takes a meaningful step up in 2009 as the Cabernets acquire elegance and finesse. For some of the bottlings, though, the most obvious jump in quality is from 2009 and 2010. Either way, these new and upcoming releases are compelling and merit significant attention. I can’t possibly understate the huge impact Antinori, Renzo Cotarella and the team at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars are having on the 2009s and 2010s. These are going to be fascinating wines to follow over the coming years and decades".
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars has a distinguised, worldwide reputation and has long been considered a "first growth" of California. At the time of it's establishment in 1970, Napa Valley was undergoing a renaissance. Over the years, Stag's Leap's wines have become among the most highly sought after wines in the world. They are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which they are grown.
Most of you are familiar with the famous Paris tasting in 1976, when California Chardonnays and Cabernets were put up against top-ranked Bordeaux in one of the world's most famous tastings to date. The identities of the wines were concealed. The French tasters, who had the most impeccable credentials, chose the 1973 Stags Leap Wine Cellars SLV Cabernet Sauvignon as the best. (It beat out Mouton Rothschild, Haut Brion, and Montrose among many others) After the tasting, California wines were catapulted into the limelight around the world, proving that exceptional wines could come from places other than France.
Taste for yourself why this Cali beauty has such a huge following! Stag's Leap presents a benchmark for Napa Valley Cabernet! Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the regional characteristics of Napa, with the signature style of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Artemis demonstrates how astute grape selection and skillful blending can create a wine that represents the sum of Napa Valley’s best Cabernet Sauvignon parts.
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