91 Points Wine Enthusiast.
#15 Top 100 Best Buy 2019
This full-bodied and immensely fruity wine, with no added sulfites, has such intense and concentrated fruit that the black fig, dried cherry and blackberry seem to tumble over each other in the aromas and then spread rapidly over the palate. The wine is all about generosity, ripeness and mouthfeel, which build up to a lingering finish.
This debut vintage of rosé from SLO Down Wines is bound to get you back in your birthday suit. Made from 100% free-run juice of Sonoma Coast pinot noir, SEND NUDES is a prepossessing pale pink sherbert. This rosé bursts at the seams with ripe peach, fresh-cut watermelon, crushed ginger and white grapefruit. It’ll remind you that showing skin is always in.
Casteggio’s SANGUE DI GIUDA (Judah's blood) name of the wine (805 Croatina, 20% Uva Rara) because of it's deep ruby red color, with purple hues just like blood! The Judah's part of the story is a bit trickier...part local folklore – (i.e. legend) goes something like this: After Judah’s betrayal and hanging, Jesus forgave him and allowed Judah to come back on earth, specifically in the area of Oltrepo’ by the town of Broni. When the local farmers recognized him, they wanted to kill him, but they spared him when he helped to heal their vines that had been affected by a disease. In return, they named the grape after him. Another explanation is that this wine is a "traitor" because it is so delicious that you can get tempted without much effort. Regardless of what you like to believe, this wine is just incredibly delicious!
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