2018 Articondo Proprietary Red
This 2018 vintage of our Articondo is a cuveé of all four red wine varietals that we grow on our Estate in Santa Ynez. The nose is laced with expressive aromas of raspberry and cherry, with subtle notes of sage and cocoa. There is also a distinct floral note, reminiscent of crushed violet and rose petals, which offers the perfect balance to the red fruit.
This wine opens with flavors of smoked strawberry, laced with a hint of mint. The mid-palate is smooth and silky, with nuances of chocolate and mocha. These four varietals work harmoniously together, creating a savory, supple mouthfeel, and the focused flavors and bright acid balance perfectly. This refined red blend shows well-rounded tannins, which will continue to soften over time.
The “Articondo” is named after Articondo Grassini, the first member of the Grassini family to leave Pisa, Italy and start a new life in America. Articondo loved to garden and cook alongside his wife Afiora. To honor their memory, this wine was crafted to be enjoyed with your favorite dishes in the company of loved ones.