SMOKY DUSK  (Keppel 2017) M 39” TB (Adriatic Waves X Hearty Burgundy) #10-118B.

In the rush for bluer blues and clearer violets, sometime the “art shades” are overlooked. Here is a smoky wine to help fill the void. Smoky plum wine standards, falls just a shade darker and bluer. Beards, an odd greenish lime yellow, sit on a small haft area with some white, brown, and grape reticulations. Form is wide and somewhat blocky, but nicely ruffled. Growth and performance excellent, with stalks averaging 7-9 buds. EC, Salem, 2016. HM 2019  $12.00