the “plein-air” painting style was made famous by artists like Monet, Renoir, Georgia O’Keefe, and from our Big Island, Darrell Hill. Darrell was one of the island’s most beloved artists, with painters joining him in the studio of the great outdoors to paint with him, and learn from him. The art produced from artists painting plein-air, or painting out of doors, often celebrates Mother Nature with grand landscapes, capturing a specific moment in time detailing the terroir.
Produced from a mix of some of Napa’s finest mountain and valley floor vineyards, including Stagecoach, Spring Mountain, Oakville, Gaskin, and Bosche, Galerie “pleinair” Cabernet Sauvignon ($65) sings of this plein-air artistry in a wine filled with the region’s character and personality. Textured and rich, showing notes of black cherry, plum, and currant, with wildflowers, leather, and dark chocolate.