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95pt "Sexual Chocolate" SLO Down Wines 2014

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Sexual Chocolate is a wildly popular California red blend that dares one to judge the book by its cover. What Vivino users have overwhelmingly discovered is that Sexual Chocolate is the real deal. Two college buddies in San Luis Obispo (SLO) with a winemaking hobby that got a bit out of hand, turned Sexual Chocolate into a serious act. The secret sauce behind the blend is an inky mix of Syrah and Malbec that tastes like dark chocolate and blackberries – the taste of Sexual Chocolate!

About the wine

Wineries are supposed to be rooted by generations of family vineyards and winemakers, right? That's not the case with SLO Down Wines. As the label of their flagship wine Sexual Chocolate reads, “SLO Down Wines started as a bootlegging operation in a college town back in 2008." Winemaker Brandon Allen discovered that his homemade wine in college, aka "Sexual Chocolate" was extremely popular with his classmates. He was careful to avoid getting busted, and vowed to make Sexual Chocolate official (and legal!) In doing so, he's been able to make the wine even better than the first-edition dormatory hooch. Brandon has put together a string of killer blends that are centered on Syrah and Malbec from the Central Coast / Paso Robles area. Lots of black fruit, exotic spice, and dark chocolate. Vivino users have reviewed Sexual Chocolate nearly 3000 times with a solid 4.1. The 2014 is on track to be the best one yet with 4.2. Sexual Chocolate is on the verge of greatness. 

Appellation: California
Accolades
- 95 pts: Walter Moore, WSET Diploma, CSW
- 4.2/5.0: Vivino Users (498 ratings)
- 4.1/5.0: Vivino Users, All Vintages (2986 ratings)
Grapes: Syrah, Malbec 
Vineyard: Select Vineyards throughout the state 
ABV: 13.5%

 

95 points, Walter Moore, WSET Diploma, CSW 

"I'm immediately infatuated with this bottle. The name certainly sums up the flavor and emotion of the wine but it's the candidness and transparency of the message on the label that strikes the first cord. This is a down to earth, stellar everyday drinking wine. The nose is full of ripe blackberries and peppery fruit.  The feel on the palate is full without being heavy with S'mores made with Swiss Chocolate by the campfire, smokey tobacco and red Grenache-like fruit dominating the palate.  There's also an appetizing complementary complexity added by Herbs de Province notes and the finish is cherry bright and balanced. Although they say on the bottle "Sexual Chocolate" is perfect midweek I think it's a perfect wine for all occasions where you just want to "SLO Down." 

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Alcohol percentage:
13.5%
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