The 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot blend of sustainably-grown grapes used for this vintage of our Artisan 5 Cabernet Sauvignon come from Rutherford, located in the middle of the Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Extended maceration during fermentation produces a dark robe and rich, complex aromas. Ripe dark fruits, like blueberry, blackberry, prune and black currant envelop the nose. After a few swirls, flavors of dried herbs, like thyme and lavender, as well as aromas of caramel and maple syrup, take hold. Toasted oak, cigar box and cedar are present in the finish. The mouthfeel offers generous, silky tannins from the fruit and oak. The mouthfeel is powerful and the finish is intense. This young wine is at the beginning of a long journey of aging. Invest in our 2018 Artisan 5 Cabernet Sauvignon for many years of fabulous tasting experiences.
This wine will pair with barbeque ribs, braised short ribs, grilled rib eye steak or veal chops. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Peppered Herb Beef Tenderloin with Gravy.