The story of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is now legendary. Founded in 1970 in Napa Valley, the winery was thrust into the spotlight when a bottle of the 1973 Stag’s Leap Vineyard Cabernet won the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting, besting some of France’s greatest wines. The historic tasting, which has become known as the "Judgment of Paris", fundamentally transformed how the world viewed the American wine trade.View Supplier Page
|Region||Napa Valley, CA|
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Focused and complex, the wine opens with aromas and flavours of blackberry, currant and plum.
This firmly structured and full-bodied wine has layers of nutmeg, rosemary, grilled game, and gains depth and richness through the finish.
Enjoy this wine with filet mignon with green peppercorn cream sauce or braised veal shanks with green olives and capers.
Our Napa Valley collection of wines is crafted with the same approach to winemaking as our limited-production estate wines, resulting in wines of supple power and elegance. Artemis, named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, represents our targeted approach of establishing this wine's origin, style and character as a gateway to our renowned estate wines. The heart of the Artemis blend is composed of fruit from our estate vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon from Arcadia Vineyard gives the wine tannin and structural support. FAY contributes a generous perfume, while the wine's complexity and concentration benefit from a small but significant addition of S.L.V fruit.
"The violet lift to the nose is knitting well with the ripe blackberries, chocolate and sweet spices. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, with dense yet creamy tannins adhering to the dark fruit. Fleshy and polished, with a pretty finish. A solid effort for the vintage. Drink after 2024."
"Cassis, dried blueberries, violets, ink, graphite, dried leaves and cigar box on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, polished tannins. Smooth and supple with excellent balance and length. Drink from 2023."
"Dark black fruit, brighter blue fruit and lavish oak spices fill the nose. Medium bodied yet rich on the palate, with juicy blackberry and black cherry fruit, plums, sweet baking spices, chalky minerality, a satiny milk chocolate texture and fine tannins. Expressive and lengthy."
"A terrific, well-priced Napa Cabernet, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis has a great nose of pure cassis fruits as well as tobacco, spring flowers, and a touch wet stone and graphite. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has a good sense of elegance and ripe tannins. Drink bottles over the coming 10-15 years."
"Aromas of cassis, cigar box and cocoa. Concentrated palate, with chocolate-covered cherry fruit flavours and fine-grained tannins. Lovely acidity."
"The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a blend of 99.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and .5% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it springs forth with notes of black raspberries, redcurrant jelly and fresh blackberries, plus hints of dried mint, damp soil and crushed rocks. The medium to full-bodied palate gives up tons of juicy black and red berry flavors with great freshness and sturdy, grainy tannins, finishing earthy."
"A chewy red with blackberry, blackcurrant and dark-chocolate character. Full-bodied with polished tannins and a savory finish. Drink or hold."
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a very pretty wine that shows just how alluring the vintage is. Open-knit and silky, Artemis is so inviting today. Crushed flowers, hints of spice, leather, cedar and tobacco add attractive layers of nuance to this mid-weight, gracious Cabernet Sauvignon from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars."
"Fragrant on the nose with dark fruit aromas and notes of cream and vanilla. Compact yet fresh on the palate, with a great concentration."
"Well-built, with a focused core of red and black currant fruit, mixed with dark earth, sweet tobacco and singed vanilla notes. Drink now through 2028."
"From a blend of beautiful sites across the valley, including Arcadia Vineyard in Coombsville and Rancho Chimiles in Wooden Valley, as well as small amounts of grapes from S.L.V. and Fay, this wine is inviting in dense aromas of red fruit, caramel and brioche. With dashes of Petit Verdot and Malbec, it finishes on accents of tobacco and cedar."
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Deep garnet-purple in color, it storms out of the glass with bold notes of baked plums, boysenberries and warm cassis, plus hints of spice box and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, lively and with crunchy black fruits and herbal accents, the uncomplicated flavors are framed by by soft tannins, finishing savory."
"Plum, mocha and turned earth highlight the palate of this robust, full-bodied and powerfully broad red wine, tense in firm tannin and a cradling of toasted oak. The acidity helps to balance its heft, leaving a note of lasting freshness on the spicy finish."
"Artemis is a solid, respectable expression of modern Napa Valley Cabernet (with 4% Merlot and 1% Malbec), made using both estate and purchased fruit. Black cherries, dark chocolate and roasted espresso aromas lead to an earthy palate, more terroir-driven than the ripe, modern nose suggests. It’s aged for 16 months in 40% new French barrels and a small amount of American oak."
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Deep purple-black in color, it opens with notions of crushed black cherries, warm blackberries and mulberries with hints of unsmoked cigars, fragrant soil and wild sage plus a waft of allspice. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with expressive black berry and earthy layers with a frame of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with an herbal lift."
"A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis (a barrel sample) is a deep garnet-purple color with a lovely nose of pure cassis and blackberries with earth and herbal notions plus violets and an exotic spice waft. Medium to full-bodied, taut and muscular in the expressive mouth, it has grainy tannins and a long finish."
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"Properly ripe, fleshy, concentrated and spicy dark fruit-scented, Stag's Leap's 'entry' cabernet finds a comfortable balance in 2014, It's a dark fruit-inflected wine with very good length and depth, while tannins are plush and ripe, mouth-coating. The finish lingers impressively. Nicely made all around. Tasted November 2017. Value Rating: **"
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Malbec. Among the top wines, it's the least expensive red in the Stag's Leap portfolio. An elegant style of wine, with notes of cedar wood, black and red currants and spice box, this medium-bodied, delicious, complex and elegant wine could easily pass for a second- or third-growth Bordeaux in a blind tasting. It should drink nicely for another 10-15 years."
"A full-bodied, complex Californian Cabernet with classic aromas of cassis and black currant and smoke. Pair with rare cuts of meat. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steaks, smoky ribs, hard cheese, braised pork shanks."
Year's Best US Cabernet and Blends "Artemis is SLWC's cabernet blend from purchased grapes and, in 2012, it's broad and juicy, emphasizing full-on depths of plum-skin flavor and richness while retaining freshness in the fruit. Generous in its creamy texture, this is a match for filet mignon."