Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon (2007)

My friend and colleague, Steve Nordwall, gave me this bottle of Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 after we discovered that we shared a love of big red wines. I saved it for a very special occasion and tonight was the night.

I opened this wine about 45 minutes before we were ready so that it could breathe. Meanwhile, I was preparing to saute fresh mushrooms (from the food co-op), while baking au gratin potatoes and setting the table (with fresh flowers). The wine is exquisite. Inky black with legs like I have never seen before. The nose gave a preview of what was to come . . . as did the color in the glass. The taste: an explosion of flavor while the texture — the sensation in the mouth — substantive and all consuming.  This is not fruity; it is a taste of the forest. I just do not know any other way to describe it.

Such a special and wonderful wine for a very special evening. Happy anniversary, love of my life!

6 Responses to “Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon (2007)”

  1. Leanne Says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both, and many more!! I’ll consider Stag’s Leap myself– next week is our six-month wedding anniversary and we’re celebrating similarly.

  2. cparente Says:

    Hello, I found your blog via searching on a Chateau Mont Redon Rhone I recently had. Like what you’re doing here, talking about good value wines, I try to do the same on my blog.

    I was disappointed in the 2006 Stag’s Leap Artemis I bought back in holiday time 2009, too tannic and just not good enough for the $$. Nice to hear the 2007 is better — I’ll keep my eye out.

    • - Says:

      Very nice to hear from you. I am sure I am not telling you anything you don’t already know, but we have found that the Stag’s Leap benefits greatly from decantering about 45-minutes before drinking. I am eager to check out your blog. Going to do that right now!

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