Artiste Labels by Carole Rae Watanabe
95% 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
5% 218 Semillon
An intensely aromatic nose of grapefruit, pineapple, and guava with underlying herbal notes including the subtle bite of green bell pepper. Lively acidity on the palate is complemented by notes of lemon zest, white peach and bubble gum, leading to a long, chalky finish.
Albariño is a light-bodied Spanish white that's loved for its high acidity, refreshing citrus flavors, but when it's blended into a hearty red wine like Mourvèdre, (also known as Monastrell in Spain), you get aromatic potpourri.
A lot of Spain blended with a lot of Italy? Why not, right?! The resulting blend is indeed a powerful full-bodied wine with massive tannin, strong alcohol, bright acidity and richness, with a soft palate. For over 5 years in barrel, this wine was aged-to-perfection in barrel.
50% Cabernet Pfeffer
40% Touriga Nacional
Cab what? Time to get to know the other Cabernet... Pfeffer. Only an Artist would we be creative enough to blend Touriga Nacional, a full-bodied red wine from Portugal into Cabernet Pfeffer, a German varietal, and then add Zinfandel! An explosion of flavor.
This gorgeous 2-bottle set features Artist Carole Watanabe, including Ancient Reflections (Gold Medal Winner) a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel and Merlot; And, Autumn Oak (Sunset Magazine Award) a blend of Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Syrah.