Wines That Rock: 2009 Grateful Dead Steal Your Face Red
We're pleased to announce the release of the Wine That Rock's 2009 Grateful Dead Steal Your Face Red.
To capture the essence of the live energy of 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 wine’s far-reaching flavors melt seamlessly from one to the next. 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.
Tasting Notes: 25% aged in seasoned French oak and 75% in redwood uprights for 20 months, this distinctively unique mix of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Grenache tastes of black cherries, peppered back with a velvety vanilla and caramel finish.
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many of the products I've seen with the SYF have had me thinking "you gotta be kidding me."
GD golf balls? I've seen 'em for sale.
whatever. Keep dat good ol' GD MUSIC coming.
the next RT is going to be...(I hope it's Oxford 88)
It was many years ago. Probably a collector's item by now.
Wait a minute...This is big news to to me. Bob Weir has hot sauce??!!?? I want some!!!
about 15 years ago i bought a bottle of 'dead red' b/c the giant stealie on the label. it was dealcoholized and $15-- i remember well!
i never got to drink it-- my now-ex-husband stashed it in the attic with other 'junk' and then it heated up and exploded all over the attic-- but the bottle survived and sits in a corner of my study with a large and beautiful philodendron growing in it... the bottle was worth the money even if the wine wasn't...
btw-- the original tag on the bottle claims the wine takes it's name from the steal your face icon, not the music... a wiser choice i think...
Lighten Up Kids - The Wine is fun! The group that puts these out also has a Dark Side of the Moon wine, and its pretty dam good. I tried it at a wine tasting in Brooklyn and it was actually the most interesting thing there.
Not sure why everyone is so freaked out by the concept of selling a product either. The Grateful Dead themselves charged me $35 a night to see them in Virginia back 1988, and I paid them happily 3 nights in a row.
I don't think this is the first release along these lines (though I think this is the first label of this sort). There was all that Jerry Garcia wine... And here in lovely Northern California, let's just say there are quite a few wineries that are either Deadhead-owned or have some Deadhead influence (this one manages to go for the Deadhead market AND the dog lover market at the same time...).
Now back in the day, before the first time I interviewed Hunter, I was astonished to find on the shelves of our local fancy wine shop Robert Hunter Wine (I forget the varietal involved, some good red). I scooped up a bottle and brought it to the interview and presented it to Hunter. It goes without saying that Hunter the vintner and Hunter the lyricist were two different people who had nothing to do with each other and I think Robert Hunter Wine has long since vanished from the planet, but it was a fun moment.
Golden Road Incontinence Products (available for individual purchase or get them all in the Box Of Rain travel trunk)
7 Walkers Walkers
I Need A Miracle Ear
He's (She's) Gone Cremation Urns
Tie dye ties
Steel your Panties right off your lady
Loose lucy lemonade
Dancing Bear bras
Beat it on down the line boxer shorts
Black throated Wind beer (this beer would be a black IPA)
China Cat Sunflower IPA
The Wheel wheat ale
Scarlet Begonias Shiraz
"We would have sold out a long time ago, but nobody was buying"
Who said it?