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.
Lemon curd and pear aromas follow through to full body, slightly oily texture but lots of intense dried lime and apple character. Bigger, denser style. Old Napa. Drink now.
Fresh, silky and dry with notes of lemon, cantaloupe, banana, vanilla, chamomile, lanolin and sea spray.
Full and lightly pithy and chewy with notes of grilled pineapple, lemon meringue, biscotti and crème caramel.
This red-fruit-dominated Pinot Noir is a tart, tannic embrace of earthy minerality, with a tease of citrus. Bright, persistent acidity keeps it fresh and forgiving, making it balanced and food-friendly.
Nicely integrated, this large production wine is a fantastic deal for the quality, delivering layers of apple and Meyer lemon flavors within a frame of juicy acidity and balanced oak. A tease of nutmeg-dusted apricot lingers on the finish.
Medium-light ruby; attractive, raspberry and black cherry fruit aroma with floral notes and hints of baking spices; medium body; elegantly styled, red fruit flavors with bright acidity and pleasing richness in the mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very appealing to drink now and over the next year or two. Very highly recommended.
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.