2018 Artisan 5 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
92 Points, Gold - 2022 Harvest Challenge
95 Points, Double Gold – 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Bronze - 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze - 2021 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Bronze - 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold - 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold - 2021 Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
Platinum - 2020 Texsom International Wine Awards
Silver - 2019 Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
Silver - 2020 Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver - 2020 New York International Wine Competition
Silver - 2020 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver - 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition
Silver - 2021 New York International Wine Competition
Silver - 2021 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
Silver - 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition