Saved Wines Magic Maker Rosé 2014

Bright, light pink color; peach, cranberry on the nose; strawberry, tangerine, raspberry, apple on the palate;

made in Provençal style with layers of fruit flavors, ultra dry; medium body but there is lightness, too, because of nice acidity and delicious fruitiness. Blend of pinot noir, granache, cabernet franc, orange muscat, sangiovese.

Saved Wines is a collaborative effort of second-generation California winemaker Clay Brock and Brooklyn artist/tattoo artist Scott Campbell (husband to actress Lake Bell, who has her own connections to the wine industry). The “Saved” name comes from Campbell’s tattoo studio in Brooklyn (his inks appear on Johnny Depp and Kanye West to name-drop a few clients). Campbell designs the labels; he says he makes the wines look pretty and Brock makes the wines taste good.

Brock blends juice from around California—Monterey, Santa Maria Valley, Paso Robles supplied grapes for this effort. The winery makes two wines, a red blend and this rosé. Why rosé for an edgy tattoo artist’s label? Because he likes rosé, the heavily tattooed artist says. You can’t judge a book by its cover or an artist by his skin, it seems. $16

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Second photo: Scott Campbell and Lake Bell

Saved Wines Magic Maker Rosé 2014

Scott Campbell and Lake Bell