Maker: Black Star Farms, Sutton’s Bay, Michigan, USA
Region: Michigan, USA
Style: Semi-Sweet Table Wine
Appearance: Dark Burgundy.
Nose: Fruity. Prune juice, grape juice, sweet cherries, strawberries.
On the palate: Sweet and fruity. Red raspberries, raisins, black cherries, tiny kiss of oak.
Finish: Mild, slightly tannic, a bit sweet but fading quickly.
Parting words: Artisan Red is a pleasant, fruity, food-friendly table wine. It’s a tastier alternative to some of the toothache-inducing super-sweet, mediocre supermarket table wines many small wineries put out. It is sweet, but it is more complex than the competition and is a decent price. Short and sweet, just like my wife and this review. Artisan Red is recommended.