Wine Wednesday! I’m So Stark Raving Red!

by Jennifer Stinnett on January 23, 2013

I tend to get angry at the drivers in the left lane that drive at or below the speed limit. In fact, if you can’t at least do the speed limit, why are you on the freeway/highway/interstate at all? I hope you aren’t one of those people because you drive me to stark raving red!! Which is why when I saw this wine on the wine shelf of my local shop, I had to pick it up.

stark raving red wineStark Raving Red
Rosenblum Cellars
(no vintage / blend)

This wine comes to us as a part of a series called “Stark Raving”. The story behind this series of wine is based on the founder of Rosenblum Cellars. He had an entrepreneurial spirit. He liked to experiment with his winemaking. The result of this series is a mixture of interesting blends that may seem a bit unconventional. They also didn’t go the cork, cork route and this bottle comes with a screw top!

Stark Raving Red is a blend of 34% Tannat, 28% Zinfandel, 18% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Sirah, 6% other. I don’t know what the “other” is I’m sorry. You have to admit, that’s a lot of things to put into a wine to make it’s way out to us. You can pick this wine up for about $12/bottle. I bought it for a little less, because I think the shop owner where I got it might have been a little stark raving price mad. Allegedly.

The taste on this wine is very casual. I know … how can a wine be casual. It can. I think. and if it did, it would taste like this wine. There is a plum taste, black cherries and a light taste of cloves. Pretty good for a mixture of … a lot. I had this wine with pizza. Don’t judge, it went great!

The winery put together a cute video about their Stark Raving Wine series. I inserted the video below!

Can’t see the video? Click here to watch it directly on YouTube (Stark Raving Wine)

So … if you want to go a little Stark Raving (fill in the blank) ________. I think you should pick up this wine for your raving fix!

Have you tried this wine? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!

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Robin March 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Really liked it. Good wine. Cute label. Love screw top. Got it for under $4 a bottle at Raleys. On sale,
Then 10% off on 6 and each had a $2 off coupon
Perfect for the spa.

Wayne & Sandra April 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Greetings from Canada, discovered this at Christmas, couldn’t get another bottle up here until today – so happy to find it again. Oh yum, can hardly wait to open the bottle. Lot more expensive here.

Mark Mitchell April 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Delicious for those of us who love plummy, smooth, complex flavours but are’t fond of strong tannins or acidity.

Beth May 15, 2013 at 3:59 am

I just tried this wine tonight and really enjoyed it. Unlike Robin who knows how to find a good deal, I paid $10 for it.

Jennifer Stinnett May 27, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Thank you for all the feedback! It’s a wine I want to pick up again for summer too! Under $4/bottle??? I gotta get my coupon on ….
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Donna Taylor February 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

I simply loved this wine. The exact taste of red ripe cherries and raspberries. I inhaled a sneaky hint of tobacco and chocolate too. This delightful bottle came in a 12 case for Christmas 2013. I was surprised about the twist top but fancied by the robust red wine taste and laugh-out-loud label.

I would love to serve this red wine at my next wine tasting sociable event for hard working entrepreneurs like us. Let me know how.
Cheers, The Timid Palate

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