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Saved Red Blend 2012 Wine Review

Saved Red Blend 2012

Saved Red Blend 2012

California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15.2%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Saved

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This robust, smooth, supple Californian red wine is a blend of 27% Merlot, 19% Malbec, 17% Syrah, 13% Zinfandel, 7% Sauzao, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Petite Sirah, 4% Grenache and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for the 2012 vintage. Select parcels from vineyards in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara County and Dry Creek were picked blended separately to perserve their unique character. The wine was aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 16 months before blending. It offers enticing aromas of fleshy blackberries and plums, cedar forest and black cherry. This is a collaboration between one of the world's most famous tattoo artists, Scott Campbell, and winemaker, Clay Brock, who grew up in Napa Valley and is also Director of Winemaking at Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards. This particular wine is named after Scott's famous SAVED tattoo studio in Brooklyn New York and his work is etched on the bottle's front label. This wine finishes with luscious berry flavour. Pair with a pepper steak or roast beef.

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This Saved Red Blend 2012 was reviewed on October 31, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Paula Bernardino rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Went to a BYOW restaurant in Laval with family and this rich full-bloodied red wine from California was the choice for our evening out. The bottle is stunningly beautiful. Like many other wines from California, Saved includes a mix of varietals. Flavours of black cherry and vanilla made it a great choice for pizza, pasta and mussels. Alcohol: 15.2 %
Paul Burt rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

The winemaker's notes call this a big powerful wine. Not so much. It does open to add depth and some strength, but it takes a good 45-60 mns. to open fully and the end result was a red berry driven wine with medium tannins, smallish pepper notes and a decent ending acidity. Honestly don't think this worth the nearly $25 it takes to buy locally. Paul

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