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.
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!