The Naked Grape Label - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

The Naked Grape focuses on simplicity. This is conveyed through basic, yet original labeling and the bare essence of the grape. The website is as no fuss, no muss as the wine they present. Straight forward, to the point.

The Naked Grape Pinot Noir – Official Tasting Notes

Medium-bodied, rich red wine with flavors of black cherry and blueberry. – website

Generally I find Pinot Noir rather thin, but this was not really as thin as I thought it would be. Not bad for wine in this price point range. Love the color. Pick up notes of raspberry and cherry, but miss the blueberry it specifies in its official tasting notes. Could definitely see this as a nice summery base for sangria spritzer. Of course with Naked Grape the spritzer needs to be basic to keep summer easy, breezy and flowing simply.

Naked Spritzer – created by Cheri Loughlin

The Naked Grape Cork - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin4 ounces Pinot Noir – chilled

1/3 cup Berries

Simple Syrup to Taste

Club Soda

Lightly muddle selection of berries (raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) in glass. Add chilled Pinot Noir and ice. Top with chilled club soda. Add simple syrup to taste if desired.

The Naked Grapewine sample for review courtesy representatives of The Naked Grape.

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