Woodward Canyon has produced an ‘Artist Series’ Cabernet Sauvignon since 1992. I can recall some of my favorite ‘Artist Series’ bottling over the years, including the stunning 2001, the under the radar 2004 and the opulent 2005 wines. Forward, with toasty oak on the nose, this shows cassis, mocha and anise aromatics. The palate shows good viscosity and tension with creme de cassis, anise, coffee ground and blueberry compote flavors that impress. Showing good mid-palate weight and tension., this will cellar well over the next decade. This may not be the most long-lived Artist Series, but it is downright delicious right now.