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Wines of the Month

Red:  Stag’s Leap Artemis, Napa Valley 2011 79.00

  • Winemaker’s Notes

    This Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of red currant and cranberry mixed with hints of vanilla and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry with dried cherry, blackberry, currant and savory herb flavors. The wine has a medium-bodied mouthfeel with round, satin-like tannins.

    Enjoy this wine with grilled tri-tip, braised short ribsor pasta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto.

    Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot

 

White: Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 2012 51.00

  • Winemaker’s Notes

2012 and 2013 vintages boast characteristically fresh, pure and complex white grapefruit, guava, green apple, honeydew melon and mineral aromas. It’s concentrated; guava, gooseberry and melon flavors persist into a long, lively finish boasting bright citrus, light spice and mouthwatering mineral tones. Enjoy this beauty over the next 3-5 years with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and veggie dishes.