Artiste Labels by Carole Rae Watanabe
95% Sauvignon Blanc
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. This wine was aged-to-perfection in barrel for over 5 years.
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 Bordeaux style blend of 50% Merlot, 33% Petit Verdot and 17% Petite Syrah shows dark cherries, blackberries and a hint of citrus zest, complimented by dried green herbs and spices, and vanilin oak. Artwork by Carole Rae Watanabe
This Hermitage style blend of 100% Syrah shows rich blackberries and a hint of strawberries, elevated by black pepper, mint leaves, petricore, duck fat, and dried herbs, finished by the perfect amount of toasty oak. Artwork by Carole Rae Watanabe