Impressionist Rouge '14
Artwork by Cecily Furlong
Artiste’s Impressionist Blanc, Rosé and Rouge are blended in memory of the master Impressionists. Impressionism marked a percolating rebellion against the established artistic standards, as does Artiste with its blended wines today. In 2014, we commissioned Santa Ynez based artist, Cecily Furlong, to hand-illustrate the legendary Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec and Cezanne in an Eighteen-Eighties Parisian poster format. We loved her work so much that we didnt alter it at all, and allowed all of her work cover the front label.
A serious red wine that is rich in color with upfront notes of black cherry and plum. The vibrant dark fruit gives way to notes of cedar, spice & vanilla with a long smooth finish. The tannins are well integrated into this wine giving it structure and longevity allowing for instant gratification and age. Optimal drinking till 2017. - Bion Rice, Winemaker
42 cases 12/750mL produced in September 2014