Someone tell Aunt Karen to clutch her pearls because the Lady Madonna is getting a new look.
While some get a little sensitive when we delve into religious matters, we say fuck it. MDNA is a mixed blacks mashup of 56% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 12% Syrah, 5% Carignan, and 2% Malbec from Dry Creek Valley, located in Sonoma County, CA. The concept of mixed blacks is about as old as winemaking itself. For centuries, farmers have harvested and fermented whichever grapes were planted in their fields. This trend carried over to the United States in the late 19th century, where vineyards were planted with Zinfandel and lesser-known varieties like Petite Sirah and Carignane interspersed.
So what’s it like? It definitely hits different than that sip of sacrament you’d receive at an alter. Deep purple in color, aromas of cinnamon and macerating blackberries and wet rocks entice you with every inhale. The first sip is like biting into a juicy cherry in summer, with a bit of pepper, cassis, and vanilla sprinkled in. Trust us, you won’t want to put this glass down.
We worked with renowned artist Rene Garza to create this simple collage depicting Lady Madonna sucking on a tootsie pop. To really make this Renaissance/pop mash-up shine, we gloss varnished a satin shimmer label and topped it all off with a gold capsule.
Onto the next masterpiece.
Mixed Blacks Red Wine
Dry Creek Valley
56% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 12% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 2% Malbec