Puget Sound illustrator Fred W. Thomas may be best-known for drawing the iconic smiling Eskimo on Alaska Airlines aircraft, but his work on behalf of hunters and anglers fits beautifully on the bottles of longtime Idaho vintner Steve Robertson. Here, the featured painting is Summer Rise. Hells Canyon Vineyard near Ste. Chapelle is a prized site, and this estate-produced Cabernet Sauvignon offers a range of black currant and plum with dark chocolate and herbal tones that carry on through to the palate. Those dark fruit flavors hold up alongside firm tannins as food-friendly acidity provides balance and rewarding length.
Production: 172 cases
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