The 2006 Artistry is a dark, ruby red wine with aromas of kirsch, dark plum, raspberry, sugar cookies and nutmeg. There are also hints of herbal tea, saddle leather and toasted walnuts. On the palate, this firmly-textured wine offers a full mouthfeel with flavors of chocolate/cherry truffles, blackberry tart and currants. The firm tannins are very well integrated, making the wine approachable at an early age. There are multiple layers to this complex blend that reveal themselves through decanting or by giving the wine time to open up in the glass.
"Smooth-textured, rich and polished, with layers of currant, spice, sage, toasty oak and herbal scents, all of which fold together nicely. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Drink now through 2012. "