A quick break from our Breaking Into The Box series to bring you this special deal...
A blend of 31% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Mixed Blacks, 1% Ruby Cabernet and 1% Syrah from a who's who list of regions in California: 28% Monterey, 18% Dry Creek, 15% Mendocino, 16% Alexander Valley, 11% Oakville, 4% Sonoma Valley, 4% California, 3% San Louis Obispo and 1% Russian River Valley. Phew!
From the bottle:
"Saved Wine is a collaboration between the artist Scott Campbell and winemaker Clay Brock.
The 2012 Saved Red Wine begins with a powerful, full-throttle aroma of blackberry, plum, blueberry, spice, vanilla and lots of oak. The wine tastes big, rich, juicy and spicy with tons of jammy ripe fruit, vanilla and oak. Slightly sweet at 5.8 g/L of residual sugar and incredibly smooth to drink, Saved is Apothic Red on steroids! The oakiness mellows out a bit with some air, but the big flavors stay. It ends richly with lots of lingering sweet blackberry and oaky notes. Better strap yourself in for this one.