Artiste Red Wines
20% Cabernet Franc
Sourced entirely from the Sunstone's 28 year old estate vineyard, and the birthpace of Artiste, this Commemorative Release was bottled and released in 2018 and has been cellared to perfection. The artwork, an image of the famous Sunstone tasting room window, is by Santa Barbara legend, James-Paul Brown, the artist that created Sunstone's "Eros".
33% Cabernet Sauvignon
A blend of two family vineyards, Sangiovese from the Schipper family's Terra di Pardiso Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sunstone's 28-year-old estate vineyard, and the birthpace of Artiste, this Commemorative Release was bottled and released in 2018 and has been cellared to perfection. The label artwork, an image featured on Artiste's very first blend in 2003, is by Santa Barbara legend, James-Paul Brown, the artist that created Sunstone's "Eros".
Bright and elegant, bing cherry, earthy and floral with light French oak. Soft and sumptuous. Artwork by Aldo Luongo.
20% Petite Sirah
Rich and full bodied dark fruits, earthy, all-spice and French oak. Artwork by Aldo Luongo. The most enduring single image in the paintings of Aldo Luongo is that of "The Hawk", an homage to the artist's father, Rafael Celestino Luongo.
Blueberry, black cherry and violet aromas with toasted hazelnut, roasted meat and blue fruits. Artwork by Carole Watanabe.
Le Bec Sucrè has all the hallmarks of a great Port. Aromas of ripe cherries, rose petals and licorice soar above an undercurrent of delicious vanilla nuances, a signature of barrel-aged port. The palate explodes with vanilla flavors along with warm blackberry jam and a bit of candied orange peel. Impeccable balance, sophisticated mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and flavors that not only make you keep coming back for more but also leave you thinking about the wine long after the last sip is gone. Less than 10 cases remaining of these 500mL bottles.