Elements is an intriguing blend of predominantly red Bordeaux varietals - the best from Artesa's vineyards including Napa Carneros, Foss Valley near Atlas Peak, and Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Principally Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a small amount of Rhone varietals to add spice and character, this unique blend is aged two years in 50% new, 50% used French oak barrels
|Artesa is Napa's newest, most exciting winery. Our architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to méthode champenoise sparkling wine production.
But in 1997, with the arrival of a world-class winemaker and a $10 million conversion, the winery shifted focus dramatically. Artesa was born with the inaugural release of ultra-premium still wines in September 1999.
Artesa (ahr TESS uh) means "craftsman" and connotes "handcrafted" in Catalan, language of Barcelona and our owner, Codorníu, one of the world's largest and oldest wineries.
History Timeline The Codorníu Group actually consists of eight spectacular wineries whose wines are enjoyed daily in over 100 countries around the world.
So, while we are Napa's newest, our heritage is rich. We share five centuries of history with 15 generations of a remarkable winemaking family.