WHEN TWO ARTISTS collaborate in the wine world, the result is a seriously delicious dry rosé by winemaker Clay Brock in a bottle etched with the work of famed New York tattoo artist Scott Campbell, whose meticulous work is sought by the stars of music, film and fashion. Clay Brock’s own artistry in making wines is steeped in many years of experience in California at places like Wild Horse and Estancia. Campbell’s studio in Brooklyn is called SAVED Tattoo, so naturally, the wine brand is SAVED too. For distribution, tap the “Where To Buy” tab at the Web site.
SAVED “Magic Maker” Rosé California 2014, $15.99: You may find yourself the center of attention of you take a bottle of this Rosé to your next party. The bottle will grab all eyes first — with artwork by the country’s top tattoo creator Scott Campbell embellishing this pretty pink wine. The wine, as the collaborators like to say, is “unashamedly” dry made in the style of Provence in the South of France. It’s crisp and clean, with notes of berries, cherries, white stone fruit and an edge of acidity for balance. It also has good weight in the mouth. It’s a blend of Pinot Noir, Grenache and Cabernet Franc — I love the sound of blending those diverse flavors, which complement each other so well.
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