Saturday, February 26, 2011

Drink: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2006 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

We have many different bottles of wine- some bought, others gifts from friends. Since we don't really have any specialized knowledge about wine pairing other than "reds with meat, whites with seafood", we tend to pick a bottle from random out of our rack to pair with dinner.

Tonight, we choose this bottle to go with our steak dinner. We enjoyed it and thought it made a nice pairing. This is the description from
winemaker's notes:

The 2006 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot.

Focused and complex, the wine opens with aromas and flavors of black fruit—blackberry, currant, and plum—that slowly give way to layers of nutmeg, rosemary, grilled game, and warm pie crust. This firmly structured and full-bodied wine 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.

critical acclaim:

"Made almost exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a deeply colored, ripely rich young wine that shows masses of blackberries. There are supporting notes of pain grillé, anise, violets, anise and smoky oak, with a firm grounding of minerals."

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast

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