Artesa Winery

Celebrating 25 years of harvest, the beautiful doors of our groundbreaking winery were first opened in 1991. It was a brand new chapter in a very long story, which started four centuries earlier, half a world away. Twenty five years later, Artesa continues to focus on improving our vineyards and wines each year to showcase their unique character and personality.

Perhaps no other winery captures the multi-faceted beauty of this windswept, world-famous appellation as dramatically as the Artesa estate, where the fusion of architecture, artistry and wine growing reaches soaring heights.

Artesa 'Elements' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"Deep red color with ruby highlights. Inviting lush red fruit aromas of strawberry and red currants with a hint of pepper, all spice, plums and tobacco. This smooth, silky wine coats the palate with intense fruit flavors of cherry and cassis. Sweet oak chimes in to create a beautiful harmony, and

Artesa Chardonnay 2013
"The Carneros Chardonnay is first and foremost about aromatics, and the techniques used are designed to retain the signature Carneros aromas of lemon-citrus and white blossom while accentuating the minerality and vivid, fresh fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the wine. Partial barrel

Artesa 'Elements' Red Blend 2012
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"Deep red color with ruby highlights. Inviting lush red fruit aromas of strawberry and red currants with a hint of pepper, all spice, plums and tobacco. This smooth, silky wine coats the palate with intense fruit flavors of cherry and cassis. Sweet oak chimes in to create a beautiful harmony, and

Artesa 'Elements' Red Blend 2010
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" This blend showcases notes of blackberry cassis, blueberry, plums, and spice and delicate aromas of nutmeg, vanilla, caramel and toffee. A bold entry leads to refreshing berry flavors and superb acidity keeps the wine’s texture lively and flavors well-integrated. Mature tannins add complexity

Artesa 'Elements' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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"A blend of mostly Bordeaux varietals with a touch of Syrah, this smooth, silky wine coats the palate with intense fruit flavors - dark cherry, cassis-enriched with milk chocolate and toffee. Sweet oak chimes in to create a beautiful harmony, and fine tannins lengthen the supple texture of this

Artesa Chardonnay 2011
“The Carneros Chardonnay is first and foremost about aromatics, and the techniques I use are designed to retain the signature Carneros aromas of lemon-citrus and white blossom while accentuating the minerality and vivid, fresh fruit flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the wine. Partial barrel

Artesa Chardonnay 2010
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92"For the last few years, Artesa has produced one of the best Chardonnays in its price tier in all of California. Once again, theyve hit the sweet spot with the 2010. Its rich and creamy, with orange, pineapple, creme brulee and buttered toast flavors." ~ S.H.

Artesa 'Elements' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88"A really nice, classically structured Cabernet that can stand beside bottles costing far more. The blackberry and cherry flavors have a touch of sweet oak. With savory acidity, its good to go now." ~S.H.

Artesa 'Elements' Meritage 2005
 "Loads of ripe, dark fruit showing black cherries, black plum and currant, followed by hints of brown spice with roast coffee and chocolate filling out the aromas. On the palate the wine is round and plush. Black raspberry and wild blackberry flavors lead off with sweet spice and bright fruit fill

Artesa 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
 "Aromas of cassis, plum and blackberry fruit are complimented by hints of black pepper, sage, and leather. An elegant wine with well integrated supple tannins, it displays vibrant flavors of cassis and berry fruit enhanced by spice notes of pepper and cinnamon that expand on the palate before a

Artesa Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2003
"This delightful wine shows mouthwatering, concentrated aromas of white peach, ripe kiwi fruit, grapefruit and citrus blossoms. On the mouth, the wine is viscous and weighty with more grapefruit, peach and key lime and lively acidity." ~ Winery Notes

Artesa 'Carneros Reserve' Pinot Noir 2005
86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86"Floral, sage and dusty berry flavors, with rich, earthy tannins, make up the core of this red, which turns rich, dry and tannic on the finish. Drink now through 2011. 3,206 cases made." ~J.L.


Artesa Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86"Wild blackberry and herb flavors are ripe and tasty, with juicy licorice, spice and savory notes on a smooth frame. Drink now through 2009. 16,478 cases made."

Artesa Chardonnay 2009
91  Wine Enthusiast 
 Wine Enthusiast 91 "Artesa's dual fermentation approach, in which oak-barrel and stainless-steel-tank fermentation are used, has resulted in this startlingly appealing Chardonnay. Braced with Carneros acidity, it shows mineral-infused orange, lemon and mango flavors, with a smooth coating of

Artesa Syrah 2001
86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86"Dark, intense and distinctive for its meaty, smoked bacon aroma. On the palate it's lean, with gritty tannins, but balanced overall, with stewed plum and fresh earth scents. Drink now through 2009. 2,983 cases made. (JL)"