FUN! 2007 WTR (Wine That Rocks) “Dark Side” (Pink Floyd) Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County (Ukiah), CA. 13.5%. $12.99 at our local ABC store (not in grocery stores).

This isn’t a great wine, but it’s quite good. For me, the strong point is its appeal as a novelty gift for our friends who are musicians, especially those who love classic rock. The wine inside is good enough to give as a gift, but the label is guaranteed to generate a big grin immediately, and the back-story packs a punch indeed.

WEB NOTES: “Wines That Rock takes its respect and passion for the music very seriously, with founders that have been at the forefront of bringing Rock ‘n Roll to fans for decades. … [T]he Mendocino Wine Co. was the natural fit for Wines That Rock. They follow the highest in green standards through sustainable farming, 100 percent green solar and wind power, eco friendly packaging and … with the addition of the award-winning Mendocino Wine Co. and winemaker Mark Beaman, a talented winemaker whose passions are quality, sustainable practices and Rock ‘n Roll, Wines That Rock had completed its team. … A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold of Wines That Rock will be contributed to the music industry’s largest charity foundation … TJ Martell.”

Sting (“Synchronicity” blend of Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier), the Rolling Stones (“Forty Licks” Merlot), Pink Floyd, and a tribute to Woodstock (Chardonnay)—and good wine to boot—what more could we ask when taking a host/hostess gift to a jam session or house concert?

Aged 28 months with 22% new American oak, 78% redwood and stainless steel tanks. pH 3.59

For more about house concerts, visit We hosted one on August 10, and pulled out the WTR “Dark Side” to the great pleasure of folks in the know.

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