Stags Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Napa Valley fruit. Artemis is made with non estate fruit, sourced from a select few Napa Valley vineyards, with some SLWC estate fruit. The wine expresses both regional character and the signature style of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Artemis was first released in 2001 and is named for the Greek Goddess of the Hunt.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was established by Warren Winiarski in 1970, located at the end of the Silverado Trail, in what is now known as the Stag’s Leap District. The 44 acre property was then a prune orchard and was replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon and a little Merlot. It remained in the Winiarski family when, in 2007, it was sold to Chateau Ste Michelle and Marchese Antinori Srl (famous for their joint ventures and wine-making in Washington State and Italy respectively).
The fruit for the Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon comes from small selection of independent growers including: 23% Atlas Peak District, 19% Arcadia Vineyard in Coombsville, 12% Battuello Vineyard in St. Helena, 9% Shooting Star in Pope Valley and and 1% Estate fruit (FAY and S.L.V.). The 2015 Artemis is actually a blend comprising 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine was aged for 17 months in 34% new French Oak and 4% new American Oak.
Stags Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of the skill of the blender, taking wine from different sources and producing a wine with both SLWC style and Napa Valley character.
This wine is suitable for vegetarians.