10 in glass mins, nice deep crimson, started off pretty grapey, after 30 minutes got better as tannins balanced out the fruit. Good compliment with the grilled lamb chops. The legs are medium. There is moderate sediment in the bottle. It smells like fig, dust and stoniness. It tastes like black currant (cassis). The body is medium. The wine has satin-like texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.
This has improved enormously since I last tasted it a few years ago, when it was tart and harsh. It is now an enjoyable, medium bodied wine with good black fruit, moderate complexity, and a pleasant if short finish. Very nice, but a long way from great.
Popped and poured; ruby color with slightest of bricking at edge; ripe, dark berries and espresso - consistent with previous bottles, but much more distinct than I remember; well integrated oak and tannins; long finish with licorice and toasted spice notes; definitely into it's sweet spot; nicely rewarded for holding off to this point
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(Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis) Dark red violet color; deep red currant, cedar, vanilla nose; tight, rather plush, tart cassis, red currant, cedar palate, needs 2-plus years; medium-plus finish