Simply Naked Wines

Ryan Flock has been around wine most of his life starting as a teenager working a part time job at a local winery. After working in the industry for several years, Ryan became known as one of the premier winemakers of the Sierra foothills producing many award winning wines. Today, as winemaker for Simply Naked, Ryan is excited to be one of the first winemakers to be creating unoaked wines across several varietals. When asked why he wanted to make a whole line of unoaked wines, Ryan responds "In winemaking it's all about letting the character of the grape shine through. Oak often masks the true characteristics of each varietal but unoaked wines really allow people to taste how a Cabernet Sauvignon grape is supposed to taste, or a Chardonnay grape and so on. And since we can't use oak barrels to manipulate the flavors in the wine, we have to start with the best quality fruit and manage the entire process very carefully. It takes a lot of discipline but it's worth it in the end when we have a great tasting wine in the bottle."

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Simply Naked 'Unoaked' Sauvignon Blanc
" Simply Naked Sauvignon Blanc is a juicy and refreshing wine, with flavors of tangerine and lime and a burst of pineapple on the finish." ~Winemaker Notes
Item Number: 11237
Case: $83.40

Simply Naked 'Unoaked' Chardonnay
"Fresh and vibrant with tropical fruit, citrus, and pear notes. It is light-medium bodied with layers of melon, fig, and a touch of honey." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 9722
Case: $77.40

Simply Naked 'Unoaked' Pinot Grigio
"We have chosen not to age our wines in oak barrels to allow the crisp fruit flavor and true varietal characteristics to shine through. This Simply Naked Pinot Grigio is crisp and refreshing with layers of lime and melon. It is light bodied with aromas of peach, passion fruit, and hints of spice.."
Item Number: 9720
Case: $71.40

Simply Naked 'Undressed' Red 2011
" Fleshy, yet balanced by silky tannins and a rich texture. Raspberry jam, plum and cherry fruits caress the entire pallate, leaving a long, lasting finish." ~ Winery notes

Simply Naked 'Unoaked' Moscato
"A sweetly balanced wine with floral notes and flavors of orange marmalade, peach and honey. " ~Winemaker Notes

Simply Naked 'Unoaked' Cabernet Sauvignon NV
"Bold and juicy with bursts of plum, black cherry, and cinnamon spice. It is medium bodied with chewy tannins that don't weigh down the wine." Winery notes

Simply Naked 'Unoaked' Merlot 2011
"Spicy and smooth with a jammy blackberry intensity. It is medium bodied with fruit-forward flavors and a silky texture." ~ Winery notes