Simply Naked

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Simply Naked servers and VP, Rebecca Hopkins, of Constellations Wines US

Introducing Simply Naked, the first full line of unoaked California wine in the United States offering Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We joined Simply Naked for the launch of the wine and were pleasantly surprised in many ways.

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Simply Naked features wines with a range of fruit flavors from light to medium bodied, excellent for a variety of food pairings and with a price point at $9.99 per bottle it is definitely worth a try.

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Pair the Pinot with divine treats like goats cheese on a crisp wafer.

Until now, wine grapes were most often thought of being fermented and aged in oak barrels. Unlike barreled wines that absorb wood and other character from oak, the stainless steel fermented (unoaked) and aged wines tend to express more forward fruit aromas and flavors. For instance, Simply Naked Pinot Grigio (my favorite) is a light bodied wine that offers the true flavors of honeydew melon, white peach, passion fruit and hints of jasmine spice. It was fun to match the aroma with the taste.

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Visit www.SimplyNakedWines.com for a list of retailers available in July 2011.

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We were treated to an evening of wine tasting and fun with Simply Naked.

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