This Pinot Noir presents an abundance of delightfully fresh, ripe cherry and raspberry aromas. The wine is rich and very polished on the palate, imparting a sweet, juicy impression with perfectly ripe cherry and cranberry flavors and hints of varietal spice and French oak nuances on a lengthy finish.
Artesa's architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to méthode champenoise sparkling wine production. But in 1997, with the arrival of a world-class winemaker and a $10 million conversion, the winery shifted focus dramatically. Artesa was born with the inaugural release of ultra-premium still wines in September 1999.
Artesa (ahr TESS uh) means "craftsman" and connotes "handcrafted" in Catalan, language of Barcelona and their owner, Codorníu, one of the world's largest and... View More