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Chocolate Shop Red Wine NV (Half Bottle)

ID No: 11884
Vintage:NV
Bottle Size:375 ml
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Product Description

Red wine with natural dark chocolate flavor.
Chocolate Shop is the ultimate Chocolate Lovers Wine. Deep ruby in color it is red wine blended with very rich dark valvety smooth high quality chocolate.

Chocolate Shop Chocolate Red Wine Tasting Notes:
Inviting aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate entwine and continue on the palate surrounded by hints of cocoa powder. Nuances of red wine and residual sugar linger on the smooth finish.

Chocolate Shop Chocolate Red Wine Winemakers Notes:
Sweetening the tongue for centuries, chocolate and red wine has been the most reliable pairing in history. Chocolate Shop takes this wine and chocolate pairing to the next level, marrying chocolate flavor with red wine to create a sumptuous drink. Starting with a proprietary blend of the very finest vinifera varietals, we add a touch of oak and a kiss of sweetness to create the perfect fruit-driven foil for the rich dark chocolate which unfolds in silken layers across the palate.

PH: 3.39
TA / 0.5
12.5 ALC. / VOL.
Residual Sugar: 7.0%

Winery: Magnificent Wine Company

The Magnificent Wine Company Estate
The Magnificent Wine Company sources its grapes from only the (most) magnificent vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley which provides the freedom to tailor grape selection exactly to Charles Smith' winemaking needs ensuring that each bottle of wine is equally Magnificent from vintage to vintage.

The
Magnificent Wine Company Region
Washington’s success with vinifera grapes is due in large measure to the state’s unique geography. The vineyards are planted on the east side of the Cascade Mountains which serve to protect the region from marine weather off the Pacific coast and limit rainfall to just 6 - 8 inches annually. Low rainfall and free-draining soils allow vineyard managers to control vine vigor in order to promote flavor development in the grapes. Warm daytime temperatures ripen fruit to perfection. Cool autumn nights protect the grapes’ natural acidity. Creating wines with perfect balance and flavors.

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