Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 'Artemis' Cabernet Sauv 2008
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Item Number: 11311
Not Vintage Specific
Wine Enthusiast 95
"This Cabernet is a blend of estate and purchased fruit. In a successful year, it rivals Stag's Leap's best wines, including Cask 23, and 2008 was a very successful year. Blended with 2% Merlot, and aged in lots of new French oak, the wine is, in a word, stunning. Rich, flashy blackberry and dark chocolate flavors are anchored by an earthiness suggesting cured olives and dried herbs. Delicious now, this beauty should develop additional complexities throughout the decade." ~S.H.
Yes it is Stunning. - The 08 rating is 95 points, but what's in a number? My local wine shop had the 09, so I tried it! Excellent. On vacation I recently came across an 08, how different could it really be? In a word Stunning! Really! Night and day between the two! I waited to place this review until I was able to secure my order. I am regretting this review already, but wine is meant to be shared!
Posted by John on 5/14/12 [Verified]