This 2002 Artist Series was produced from grapes grown predominately at Champoux, Canoe Ridge, Woodward Canyon, Klipsun, and Tapteil vineyards. All of the grapes were harvested by hand and sorted prior to crushing. Only perfect clusters were used.
This cabernet has a beautiful nose of spicy oak integrated with ripe black cherry fruit. A rich mouth feel begins with black cherry leading towards a chocolate/mocha finish that is exotic and long. While this wine may be enjoyed now, it will benefit greatly from additional cellaring and, with proper storage, should continue to develop for ten years or more.
2002 Artist Series #11, 'Road Through Sleep' 38 x 48, ink on paper, 2003, Ian Boyden, Walla Walla,Washington. Ian Boyden is a practicing painter, calligrapher, seal carver, printer, and producer of other objects associated with calligraphy (ink stones, inks, brush rests, water dispensers, scholar's rocks, etc.). His own seals and calligraphy have been exhibited in China, Taiwan, Korea, and the United States. Boyden received a B.A. in Art History and East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University and a M.A. in the History of Art at Yale University. Since 1998, Ian has served as the Director of Sheehan Gallery and Lecturer of Art History, Whitman College, Walla Walla.