A collaborative effort between abstract and precision
Tattoo artist Scott Campbell has his own personal array of superstitions and mantras inked across his arms legs, chest and back. "Put good intensions in and it will resonate on the other side," he say, a positive outlook for someone who believes in alternative ideas and notions. "Carrying a rabbit's foot around in your pocket obviously doesn't make you any luckier," he observes, "but the belief you have in that rabbit's foot does alter the way you interact with the world, and therefore can change your course."
Campbell's symbolism and belief system is what makes up the label for SAVED wines, a wine project in its second vintage, made by veteran winemaker Clay Brock. Inspired by the idea of fully committing to one's passion. SAVED is Campbell and Brock's commitment to create a wine that tells an intriguing story on the bottle, left open to the beholder's interpretation, along with an equally nuance and delicious wine.
SAVED is actually the name of my tattoo shop in Brooklyn," notes Campbell.
SAVED RED 2012
Based on Merlot, Malbec, Syrah and Zinfandel, while five further varietals help add up to be a Chateauneufde Central Coast.
It's soft, spicy and lushly textured. Satiny, with nips of anise, coffee and inky black peppered fruit, at 15.2%, it's a powerhouse. I designed the wine to reflect Scott Campbell," says winemaker Clay Brock. "it's unique, and like him a proprietary blend"
By Meridith May
The Tasting Panel