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.
Pick up a bottle (or 3) here.
It's too bad the red blends couldn't be French, CB? LOL BTW, I used to play the heck out of Steal your Face. It did come from the short-lived Grateful Dead Records, from the October 1974 Winterland run, which certainly was a high point in their careers. Well, gotta go to a wine tasting (probably more California stuff...)
Ranks right up there with Bob Weir's hot sauce. Stick to the music please.
According to the publicity on the web site
"We begin with the classic sounds of the Grateful Dead’s “Steal Your Face” and started building from there"
This is what Jerry Garcia had to say about "Steal Your Face": '"None of us liked it. I'm sure even Phil and Owsley didn't like it that much... I think part of it was that we were not working, and we didn't have anything else to deliver."
say no more!
At more than $15 a bottle it had better be good.
When it comes to exploiting the GD Brand this really is scraping the bottom of the barrel! Geddit?