2012 Stand Out Red Wine
$18 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
Perhaps the wine with the most memorable name that I’ve written about during the last 12 years evokes a rather pleasant image: “Sexual Chocolate”, vinted by the same young duo from whence we sourced Stand Out Red Wine (a tad pedestrian, in comparison): Brandon Allen and Bo Silliman. These gents are still of the age when you can be irreverent, flip and hip. . .not yet 30, they still have time to set the standard for cool. Just go to their web site for a smattering of avant garde in wine marketing.
Operating under the corporate banner of SLO Down Wines (San Luis Obispo, of course), the grapes for this offering were sourced from the Napa Valley, Sonoma and Dry Creek. . .resulting in a “California” AVA designation.
A very approachable, fruit-forward and affordable wine, you just may consider coming back for a six-pack.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Aromatics pop with black cherry, vanilla, cola and clove. Lively palate with bright red fruit, brown spice and blackberry. Supreme finish that lingers in the most pleasant way. Sophisticated and simply delicious.”
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