Wines That Rock Are Perfect Way to Start Labor Day Celebrations + National Cabernet Day
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:37:00
Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect way to celebrate both National Cabernet Day, which is Aug. 30, and Labor Day. Summer may be ending, but the party doesn't hafta!
Listening to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon over and over on his iPod, winemaker Mark Beaman ventured into new territory in wine making. To capture the intense, brooding character of The Dark Side of the Moon he turned to a classic wine variety, Cabernet Sauvignon. A varietal with a deep, complex character that takes a relaxed environment to fully appreciate, Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the hauntingly dense, timeless character of Pink Floyd's masterpiece album.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon captures the attitude of Mendocino County's style. Aromas of black currant and cherry are followed by rich flavors of cassis, toasted vanilla bean, and hints of chocolate. Enjoy this rich dry red wine with hearty chicken dishes, beef and lamb, and red sauced pasta.
Oh, yummy! What a wonderfully informed pairing. We're going to cook up some pasta and down some of this boozy bev!
What is Wines that Rock? It's actually quite an interest concept. As passionate wine lovers and die-hard music fans, Wines That Rock is creating its own category in the wine industry - "Great Tasting Wines Inspired by Music". Wine and Music: with classic tracks from The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Woodstock Festival blasting in the cellar, the winemaker Mark Beaman crafted custom wines for each of these legendary artists and their timeless albums - blending one-of-a-kind wines with Rock ‘n Roll mythology. Other offerings include:
• The Police's Synchronicity
• The Rolling Stones's Forty Licks Merlot
• Grateful Dead Red Wine Blend
• Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvigon
• Woodstock Chardonnay
Which varietal do you want to consume? Check out more at WinesThatRock.com.