ROCK N’ ROLL WINES // PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE // GRATEFUL DEAD’S STEAL YOUR FACE

As passionate wine lovers and die-hard music fans, Wines That Rock has created its own category in the wine industry: “Great Tasting Wines Inspired by Music”, according to their website. Wine and Music: with classic tracks from Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Police, and The Woodstock Festival blasting in the cellar, Wines that Rock’s winemaker crafted custom wines for each of these legendary artists and their timeless albums—blending one-of-a-kind wines with Rock ‘n Roll mythology.

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

I decided to research this wine after I tasted it, so as not to impact my honest tasting. I wasn’t expecting it to pour so dark. It reminded me of a robust Zinfandel.
In the glass, the color of Pink Floyd wine is very deep and dark. The legs easily suspended on the side of the glass with plenty of hang time. I also noticed bubble sheet suspension, similar to some Oregon Pinots I’ve reviewed previously.
I found the aroma to be earthy and fruit forward with sub-tones of black cherry and damp hemlock forest. Definitely enjoyable and it gave a nod to the complexity this wine holds.
The taste was of cherry and black raspberry. Slightly on the dry side, but not a show stopper. The flavors were well balanced, smooth and round. You could tell the Pink Floyd wine was a blend and that was OK by me.
The finish was smooth and silky with noticeable but well behaved tannins that I sensed more on my tongue than on the sides of my mouth.
Overall, Pink Floyd wine is very enjoyable. Honestly, when I saw it in the store I thought it might be a gimmick. However, when I saw that it was on the top of Amazon’s wine list, I decided to give it a try. I think you should too. Great wine, unique labeling and would make a great gift or conversation starter at a party. Recommend!

Grateful Dead Wine Steal Your Face
This wine had the mouthfeel of Gerry Garcia’s hair. Yuck! Part of the Wines That Rock series, this wine was the Grateful Dead Wine red blend 2010. Per the bottle, the alcohol content was 14.5% and the fruit came from Mendocino County, California. Wines That Rock has five different wines in the series, with the Grateful Dead wine being one of them.
Having recently reviewed the Wines That Rock Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Red, I was suprised at the significant difference in enjoyability of the Greatful Dead wine. According to the wine’s website, the Grateful Dead wine was made “…from premium Mendocino County fruit, blending a one-of-a-kind wine with Rock ‘n Roll mythology.”
Let’s start with the positives. The cork was in great shape and the wine exhibited a dark and deep plum color. The legs were many and thick in the glass. The nose was aromatic with cherry and black rasberry notes.
OK, on to the taste, mouthfeel and finish. The taste of this wine was bitter and of pepper and green melon skin. The pepper wasn’t so bad. In fact, the bottle advertised “peppered bacon” as a flavor to watch for. But, definitely no bacon. I would know, I love bacon.
The mouthfeel was like yarn. Not pleasant. The finish was short, but even that was too long. Bitter tannins that reminded me of stems.
Overall, I was very suprised at how much I did not enjoy this Grateful Dead wine. It’s possible I got a bad bottle, but I’m not going to give this one another try.

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Jon is the creator and owner of Honest Wine Reviews, a website that reviews today's popular wines and wine clubs. His book, "Wine With Friends - 25 Recommended Wines to Serve and Share" is now available on Amazon.

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