THE ART OF WINE
Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Artist Series red wine celebrates the inspired collaboration between artisan winemaking and fine art. The 2016 vintage labels showcase artist George Rodriguez, a Seattle based ceramicist whose sculptures bring a new perspective on culture, fashion, architecture and how we use decoration to express ourselves. George’s featured work blends his interest in human psychology, community and love for ornamentation and embellishment.
The Artist Series is the first wine I blend each vintage from our best vineyards as I strive for elegance, complexity with underlying power. The 2016 vintage will be remembered as the ‘longest calendar vintage on record’ since we were harvesting grapes for three-solid months. This allowed for some impressive hang time and resulted in a very ripe and rich wine with beautifully supple, elegant tannins.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
91 Points, The Wine Advocate, December 2019
90 Points, Wine Spectator, October 2019
91 Points "Cellar Selection," Wine Enthusiast, October 2019