Jeff & Sara Tamayo grow one quarter acre of Alicante Bouschet specifically for the Le Artishasic rose program. As one of the most historical varietals in California, it has been widely cultivated since 1866. At the turn of the 21st Century, this special; grape was also prevalent in French grape growing regions, such as the Languedoc, Provence and Cognac.
Alicante Bouschet's unique "Teinturier" status, makes it one of only a few grape varieties in the world with red flesh. The color of this rose is stunning and its elegant nature makes it perfect for canapés and lounging poolside.
Flavors of Asian plum, cantaloupe, strawberry and pink grapefruit round out this fresh, low alcohol wine.
Pair with ceviche, Thai red curry or Padron peppers.
84 cases made
Artie Johnson's illustrious career has taken him across the United States, from Houston, to Austin, New York City, Miami, and now Napa Valley where he is the proprietor and winemaker at Le Artishasic Winery, named after a combination of the names of his wife, daughter, and son. Johnson's Napa career began at the prestigious cult winery, Harlan Estate. For his next role he was recruited to join historic Mayacamas Vineyards as Director of Hospitality before moving on to found Le Artishasic winery in 2015 under his parent company, WINEXYZ, a consulting firm that he formed to help small family-owned wineries excel in direct-to-consumer strategies (we are honored to be one of the few retailers he has chosen to work with).
“Being a winemaker is an evolution of my career. Working in the restaurant business taught me about service, persistence, & people. Working in Austin, New York City, & Miami exposed me to culture and diversity. All of these elements are in my wines today. Taking calculated risks in your career can pay off in a big way down the road. Sometimes a direct path is not exactly the best path,” notes Johnson.
Johnson's goal with his winery is "to make well-balanced Napa Valley wines in the old world style while displaying beautiful California fruit." While a majority of his wines are sold DTC, they also can be savored at some of the best restaurants in Napa, such as Bouchon, Meadowood and The French Laundry.