SLO DOWN WINES
It’s time to slow down with Slo Down wines and their producer, Brandon Allen. Brandon loved wine and began experimenting with winemaker friends while in college in CA in 2005.Thinking it would be more economical to make booze than to produce fake ID’s, they set about their experiment. He made his first barrel, and as he says, “It was a bit blurry after that, but the wines got better from there”.
Allen fell in love with wine, but he always felt the wine business was “a bit snobby”. He believes that only 1% of the wine drinking population actually wants to analyze and discuss the wine they are consuming. His lighthearted, unserious approach to his labels and titles speak to that sentiment. His commitment to taking wine (slowing it down) and making it unpretentious, has led to a seriously successful line up of creative wines. He even imprints the words “no drama” on his corks. Slo Down wines is at the forefront of a “craft wine movement” – a rejection of the pretension surrounding wine and an embrace of making wine approachable. Drink wine among friends, enjoy and Slo Down.
Slo Jams Sauvignon Blanc- delicious wine sourced from some of the best vineyards in Washington State’s Horse Heaven Hills appellation. The label depicts cassette tapes, for those old enough to remember that was how we “jammed” either on our cassette recorder/player or in the car. Slo Jams Sauvignon Blanc opens with aromas of key lime and lemongrass, followed by ripe grapefruit and stone fruit. We give it three bones.
Broken Dreams Chardonnay is 100% Chardonnay sourced from vineyards in Napa, Sonoma and Lodi. Subtle aromas of apple, pear and lemon curd, with flavors of pineapple and stone fruit, well balanced acidity. We give it two bones
Send Nudes Rose’ is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from California’s North Coast appellation. Bursting with aromas of fresh strawberries, ripe peach and candied watermelon, and flavors of white pepper and pink grapefruit linger. We give it two bones.
Send Nudes Pinot Noir is a California Appellation wine made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. Plum and lavender and Bing cherry on the nose, with flavors of dragon fruit, pomegranate, with delicate spice on the finish. We give it three bones.
Sexual Chocolate Red Blend really has nothing to do with chocolate. Born from a bootlegging operation in a California winemaker’s garage, this wine shows ripe dark fruit and exotic spices. There is a lingering, soft silky texture from the wonderful blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, and Malbec. We give it three bones.
Love Hammer Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% Cab sourced from Cloverdale Peak, Pine Mountain, Sky Pine Vineyard, high elevations along the Russian River in Alexander Valley. Flaunting aromas of vanilla, black pepper, green olive and cherry pipe tobacco. The palate is dripping with flavors of rich dark cherry, ripe blackberry, and finishes with notes of cigar spice and baking chocolate. Rugged yet voluptuous! We give it three bones.
We are currently featuring Brandon Allen’s wines from Slo Down, so come on in and slow it down.