46 World-Renowned Wines
In the 1980s, the historic Spanish winemaking family Codorníu Raventós began to acquire and develop vineyard land in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Opened in 1991 as Codorníu Napa, a sparkling wine house, the winery ultimately transitioned to producing still wines as successive vintages revealed the quality and potential of the family's vineyard holdings. The winery was renamed Artesa - Catalan for "handcrafted" - in 1997, and has since become a leading producer of artisan wines from the varietals for which Carneros and Napa Valley are best known: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Codorníu Raventós is still family owned and is the oldest company in Spain with a winemaking legacy in the Penedès region near Barcelona that dates back to 1551. Today, Codorníu Raventós owns wineries in Spain, Argentina and California, and brings generations of expertise to Artesa.
Bright medium gold color. Bright, fruity, fresh oaky aromas of green apples - pineapple, shellac - varnish, underbrush - garrigue, and lemon pith with a lively, dryish full body and a peppery, intricate, medium-length finish with chewy tannins and light oak.
Long known for their elegant wines. the Artesa pinot noir does not disappoint. With red and black fruit on the nose and palate, the wine has plenty of character and the flavor profile of a winning wine. A long and balanced finish contributes to its obvious level of quality.
Ruby color. Bright aromas of spicy sour cherry pie, toasty chocolate granola and coffee beans and grilled apples with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a savory beet, roasted nut and blood orange accented finish. Very precise and chiseled flavors and acidity that will shine at the table.
Fresh, silky and dry with notes of lemon, cantaloupe, banana, vanilla, chamomile, lanolin and sea spray.
Ruby color. Aromas of sour cherry compote, supple leather purse and faint pickled beets with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless blackberry and herb accented finish. A effortless sipper or table companion.
Full and lightly pithy and chewy with notes of grilled pineapple, lemon meringue, biscotti and crème caramel.
Bright dusty garnet color. Bright, attractive, savory aromas of roasted berries and nuts, caramelized bacon, and peppercorns with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-long marinated beet and reduced lemon finish with dusty tannins and light oak. A nice, dry, savory pinot for the table.
Bright clear medium light garnet color. Fruity, inviting aromas of red rhubarb, cranberries, pressed linen, and tart cherries with a crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with fruit well-integrated firm tannings and light oak.