Fall 2022 Wine Releases
~ Ships to all members September 26th ~
Your Fall 2022 wine releases feature three new works by James Pratt, "The Palette Knife Artist". "Now that we spend half of the year at our home in France, we spend time traveling to the village marketplaces, sea ports and cafes throughout Europe where I carefully compose the scenes through the lens of my wonderful digital camera and then I sketch the mood and scenes in either pencil or watercolor. Upon returning to my studio both in France and Charleston, I put palette knife to canvas." - James Pratt
Winemaker Bion Rice assembled some extraordinary red blends for your Fall food pairings. These new blends are medium/full bodied, and with a classic "Artiste" soft mouth-feel with a long finish. Here's what he had to say about the new blends:
Barn Retreat is an earthy wine with dense dark fruits, herbs and spices with long finish of currants, pepper and vanilin oak. I love this wine for the pertricore and earthiness, and savory palate which was inspired by the stone barn and colors used in James' painting.
Soul Mates is a painting of my wife and I walking through our estate vineyard. I made this wine a Pomerol-style blend in tribute to the wines I used to make for my family's estate vineyard and the fond memories we had there. Its very soft, lush Bing cherry from the Merlot is complimented by the spices, green herbs and cranberry from the Cabernet Franc.
Transition is a painting that made me think "Fall into Wine", and the types of wines that go with the foods of the season as we transtion to Fall. I also wanted to create a wine that literally transitions from fruit and floral characteristics into a long finish of spices, herbs and oak.