This 2004 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from grapes grown at Champoux, Klipsun, Sagemoor, Tapteil, and Woodward Canyon Estate. These five vineyards are some of the most highly regarded properties in Washington State and produce fantastic wines in their own right. In blend, they can produce extraordinary wine.
This wine has a beautiful nose of spicy oak and cedar integrated with ripe black fruits and cherry. A firm rich mouth feel begins with cassis and black berry leading towards chocolate and mocha. The finish is generous and long, yet there is still restraint. While this wine can be enjoyed now it will definitely benefit from additional cellaring and, with proper storage, should develop for ten years or more.
Todd Telander's art depicts the resident red-tailed hawk that hangs out behind the winery.