DISRUPTION RED WINE 2019
WINE: Our 2019 Red Wine is a marriage of sixty percent Cabernet Sauvignon and forty percent Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon is the backbone, providing structure from older vines, while Malbec brings the berry fruit, rounding out a complex and layered wine. On the nose, aromas of homemade raspberry preserves and spice jump from the glass. Flavors of cooked berries harmonize with plum and rhubarb on the palate.
VINEYARDS: The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on sandy loam and caliche soils in the Wahluke Slope Vineyard in Wahluke Slope AVA -- a cooler site known for its ability to refine the dusty, rugged fruit profile that can often be found in Washington reds. The Malbec comes from the Denhoed Vineyard in Yakima Valley AVA. Both sites are over 1100ft in elevation and were planted between 1975 and 1978. Two thousand eighteen is one of the best vintages for Washington State in recent memory. It began with a warm spring, then a hot summer followed by a perfectly cool, but not cold, fall that allowed ideal conditions to pick at leisure.
ART: The label is an image of a series of columns supporting the I-5 interstate at the underpass of 6th Avenue and James Street in Seattle by artist Nathan Watkins with Urban Artworks. Watkins moved to Seattle in 2013 to study graphic design at the First Hill-adjacent Seattle University. Since graduating in 2017, the self-described workaholic has been a full-time freelance graphic designer and illustrator. In this installation "Sunlight over First Hill" the pillars he painted under the highway overpass provide an artistic 'gateway' from the more dense and urban areas in downtown Seattle to the more suburban area of First Hill. His work is focused on fluid and natural elements and is illustrative of his wide span of talents. Urban Artworks brings the talents of artists like Nathan from around the globe together with underserved youth groups to create these exceptional pieces. We proudly donate $1.00 per case to Urban Artworks.
COMPOSITION: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec
APPELLATION: Columbia Valley, Washington
The label is an image of a series of columns supporting the I-5 interstate at the underpass of 6th Avenue and James Street in Seattle by artist Nathan Watkins with Urban Artworks. This local non-profit brings talented artists from around the globe together with underserved youth groups to create epic street art and beautify the city they love. A portion of our sales are donated back to Urban Artworks.