Our unique red blend of estate Syrah, estate Cab, and Cab Franc, dedicated to artists everywhere. This is our fifth vintage of Art Bus (previously 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014) and we hope you enjoy this creative blend of some of Heidi’s favorite varietals under one of our more whimsical, playful labels. A portion of the proceeds from Art Bus benefit the charity Heifer International.
2016 Art Bus Tasting Notes: (tasted 2/11/21 by HPB)
This wonderful black raspberry colored red blend has a deep, ripe aroma profile of plums and cherries with layers of toasty French oak, caramel and a hint of spice. Across the palate, it’s big, concentrated & velvety – cherry & plum-like fruit and layers of richness complemented by sweet oak notes are harmonious together, and flavors persist with amazing length. A thing of beauty with dense extract, refined tannins and great balance. We chose to release this one at the 5 year mark, one of the optimal times to drink many red wines – although this will also be one to continue aging as you prefer! It has the structure and fruit to do both. Delicious as of these notes – enjoy!
From wine critic James Suckling: 96 points
“…A savory nose with lots of smoked meat, dried porcini mushrooms and oyster sauce. Black plums and dried thyme, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, sleek yet rounded tannins. Deliciously concentrated layers of black fruit and umami flavors. Even more fantastic after 2022.”