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2017 AuburnJames Napa Valley - Artist Series
Bottle Shot 2017 AS 2017 Artist Series Label Southern Door About the work

2017 AuburnJames Napa Valley - Artist Series

NEW RELEASE - All five of the traditional Bordeaux varieties from an outstanding Napa Valley vintage have been blended beautifully by Jim Frost to become an experience for your senses - Our 2017 Napa Valley Artist Series!  A spectacular wine in the bottle while on the label, renowned artist, Jennifer Smith Rogers brightens our day with vibrant colors and sunshine.  Jennifer's expressionistic realistic interpretation, Southern Door, captures sunshine splashing across a colorful vine-covered door.  We stroll past many doors in life that require us to take action...  Here's to opening the doors that blend our best options and become cause for celebration. Cheers! 

Only 192 Cases Produced in 2017!

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From The Napa Valley to Charleston, South Carolina... 

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our latest Artist Series Collaboration! 

Our 2017 Artist Series wine, created by winemaker Jim Frost, showcases an outstanding Napa Valley vintage inside the bottle as well as the magnificent artwork of Charleston artist, Jennifer Smith Rogers on the label. 

Jennifer's expressionistic realistic interpretation, Southern Door, captures sunshine splashing across a colorful vine-covered door.  We stroll past many doors in life that require us to take action...  Here's to opening the doors that blend our best options and become cause for celebration..   

The 2017 Napa Valley Artist Series, our signature Bordeaux style blend, delivers both visually and on the palate as a bold and beautiful representation of great Napa fruit from both hillside and valley floor vineyards.

Swirl your glass, watching the intense garnet color cling to the crystal.  Bold aromas of dark cherry, chocolate, coffee, and roses reach your nose as you breathe in the sunshine.  This full bodied and complex Napa Valley blend of five traditional Bordeaux varieties provides layers of dark cherry, blueberry, cigar box, and dark chocolate with a hint of vanilla on the palate. 

Open a bottle and begin to imagine the sights and sounds as you stroll down King Street in sunny Historic Charleston.  

Please enjoy our artistic collaboration now or cellar this wine for years of future enjoyment.

On the label

Southern Door captures the the vibrance of Charleston, South Carolina in the summertime.  Take a stroll past the galleries and fine dining establishments. Stop in for a conversation over a glass or two of wine with dear friends.  Simply enjoy the late afternoon summer sun and gloriously warm Charleston summer evenings. Jennifer captures this feeling and we long to stroll the stone walkways and enjoy all that is beautiful and all that is good.

About the Artist

Jennifer Smith Rogers’ life has always revolved around art. Raised in a household of artists, her mother Betty Anglin Smith and her twin sister Shannon Smith Hughes are also highly regarded artists. Her brother, Tripp Smith, is an accomplished photographer. The family now owns Anglin Smith Fine Art in the French Quarter of Charleston. Her works have been featured in galleries along the Eastern Coast from St. Simons, GA, to Martha’s Vineyard. Her works hang in many prominent corporate and private collections including Walt Disney World, the Family Circle Cup in Daniel Island, SC, McCrady’s restaurant in Charleston, SC, and Stanley Furniture in High Point, NC.   An active member of Plein-Air Painters of the Southeast (PAPSE), she is also an associate member of Oil Painters of America and American Impressionists Society. 

Artist's Statement

“Whether painting landscape or architecture, I aim to capture a dramatic sense of light and mood.  My paintings are a visual reaction of my emotional response to my surroundings. Night scenes, panoramic vistas of the city’s rooftops, and big dramatic skies are recurrent themes in my work. Painting with a sense of immediacy, exaggerating color and using painterly brushstrokes categorize my style as expressionistic realism.”       Artist - Jennifer Smith Rogers

 

Wine Specs

Vintage 2017
Varietal Bordeaux Style Red Blends
Appellation Napa Valley
Aging Aged in French Oak for 22 months.
Alcohol % 14.2

Wine Profile

Production Only 192 cases were produced in 2017!
 

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