Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum 2018, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
An utterly delicious Napa Valley Cabernet, reminiscent of a Saint-Julien Bordeaux from a rich, rounded vintage. Blueberry and black cherry fruit greet you as you put your nose in the glass, and they are lent coolness and subtlety by nuances of black tea, raspberry leaf, allspice and creamy oak. In the mouth it has a lovely, fresh, juicy character with just enough tannin to remind you that this is a serious wine that could last a good number of years, if only you can keep your hands off it – since it is such a joy to drink already. Enjoy at your leisure immediately and over the next decade.