This wine is really about the texture and structure – a “classic Petite Sirah”. Rich and indulgent, with chocolate and mocha, smells like a coffee shop. Lovely acidity yet rich and decadent. Powerful and restrained. It’s a food wine. Its enormous. Macerated red berries and blackberries with interesting secondary notes of maple, sage brush, gravel and new leather. Nice acidity- well balanced. A decidedly different wine from Domaine Artefact’s offerings. A versatile food pairing wine it can go with grilled ribs, beef, lamb or pork.
Domaine Artefact's Late Harvest Mission Olive oil is grown to organic standards, is hand harvested and milled within 4 hours of picking so its classified as "EVOO" (extra virgin olive oil). It has a buttery consistency, is high in polyphenols and has a bright olive nose. Mission Olives were hybridized by the Spanish Missionaries and is considered an endangered "Heritage Food".
Aromatics of strawberries, crushed roses, stone fruits, nectarine, and fresh herbs; marjoram and thyme. Bright coppery salmon in color. On the palate, strawberry fruit with a tangerine acidity. Very round texture with a nice mouth feel, this wine lingers on tongue, mid and back palate. Lasting raspberry finish.
Grenache’s thin skin and pale coloring makes its well suited for the production of full bodied, rosé wines. Grenache is the principal grape behind the rosé's of Tavel and Lirac and its plays an important role in Provence as well.
Our 2017 Viognier bursts with Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, orange blossom, white peach, lemon verbena and chalky minerals. One the palate, enveloping stone fruits, lemon pith, tart peach skins, fresh herbs with a finish of golden delicious apples.
Aromatics of dark fruits – highlighting blackberries and boysenberry. On the palate, the dark berries give way to a “bacon-spice concoction”. Dried leather makes an appearance, as do dates, dried figs, cinnamon and clove and peppercorn. This mélange closes with a finish of blueberry, blackberry and peppercorns. The texture/mouthfeel of this wine is lifted, similar to a northern Rhône/Cote Rôtie provenance.
Fruit and Flower aromatics, so much going on with this wine. Aromas of apricot and yellow apple with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, non-aromatic sweet Meyer lemon, Asian apple, pear and an elegant stony minerality. Old world in style, full mouthfeel/luxurious texture with a hint of honeycomb on the lasting finish.