2013 Grateful Dead Steal Your Face Red Blend Wine Gift Set, 3 x 750 mL
Manufacturer: Wines that Rock
Brand: Wines That Rock
To capture the essence of the live energy of the Grateful Dead's Steal Your Face, Winemaker Mark Beaman chose to meld several varieties into one. Just as the band members would segue through various musical styles, this wines far reaching flavors melt seamlessly from one to the next, blending Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel & Grenache. In honor of the band's famous improvisational concerts that have brought joy to so many, this wine celebrates Mendocino County's bounty of diversity and freedom of experimentation.
Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine showcasing three clones – 4, 337 and 191 – from Ukiah Valley’s finest southwestern exposed sites. From maceration to fermentation, we worked to preserve the wine’s tannic backbone: cold soaking the grapes for two days, pumping over the cap, and briefly leaving some of the lots on the skins for greater extraction. We chose a Languedoc yeast strain prized for delivering optimum fore-mouth volume while retaining varietally correct flavors, then blended in a touch of Petite Sirah for power and Cabernet Franc for a lacing of tobacco. French oak’s unique propensity to gather complex flavors over time harmonizes with the secondary tones this Cabernet Sauvignon will develop with age.
Washington Cabernet & Oregon Syrah Bundle, Mixed Pack, 2 x 750 mL, by Naked Winery
Manufacturer: Naked Winery
Brand: Naked Winery
We were very happy with 2012 as the vintage was very similar to 2008. It is one of the best in recent memory. Fall conditions supported long hang times without over ripening. That steadiness allowed the fruit to develop great structure and elegance. This is balanced with acidity from the cool nights plus the concentration of color, tannins and richness because of the warm days.