Saved 2013 California Red Wine: Where craft, passion, and art meet!

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Today’s Quick Sip is Saved 2013 Red Wine. Saved Wines is a collaborative effort between world-renowned tattoo artist Scott Campbell and Napa Valley winemaker Clay Brock. One of Scott’s tattoo designs, an attractive one I might add, is etched on the bottle. The wine is named after his tattoo studio in Brooklyn, New York. Clay, a veteran in the California wine industry, brings 30 years of experience to this artistic endeavor. This wine is a ‘kitchen sink’ of sorts – led by Merlot and Malbec – and made from a total of  nine grape varieties; all from the excellent 2013 vintage. For both men, this label symbolizes the freedom and sanctuary one gets by committing fully to their passions.

I reached for this wine last weekend when I was out back grilling, and what a great choice. It is supple, robust, and fruit forward in character. It’s just the ticket for a big juicy burger (which I had), ribs slathered with a thick, rich [sweet] sauce, grilled sausage and more. You can find this wine for under $20 and other good deals at Cork Exclusive. Even better, shipping is free on any four or more bottles of wine or spirits. For further information, please see my tasting notes below.

Saved 2013 Red 

Saved 2013 Red (SRP $30): This wine pours a deep garnet color. It is made in the kitchen sink approach, led by 27% Merlot, 19% Malbec, 17% Syrah, and 13% Zinfandel, followed by small amounts of Souzão, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Richly fruited, spice-tinged aromas give way to a generous, fruit-forward palate chock-full of upfront flavors redolent of cherry and blackberry preserve, vanilla bean and toasted pastry, trailed by a dusting of sweet baking spices. In the mouth, this wine is full-bodied and richly textured; it's very approachable with mellow tannins and good balancing acidity, ending in a medium-long finish. Though satisfying as a solitary sipper, this wine works very well with just about anything off the summer grill – especially burgers, ribs, or links.  Region: California. Other info: ABV 15%, aged for 16 months in French oak barrels – 30% new, cork enclosure.

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