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May 29, 2024 | Tank Garage Winery

Re-making a Tank Classic

Look who’s back, dreamer.

As you know, usually when a Tank wine is gone, it’s gone for good. But for our 10th anniversary, we had a change of heart (don’t get used to it!). We thought, “What the hell? Let’s give our biggest supporters an extra special treat.” This re-release of I Am the Storm is the first of three classic hits we're bringing back in ultra-limited quantities this year. So buckle up!

Inspired by the beautiful wines of Bordeaux, we knew we wanted powerful fruit for this right from the get-go. This was where Petit Verdot came in. Petit Verdot is an underdog. It's underrated and typically not seen on its own or as the star of blends because of its intensity. Bertus and our team wanted to give this varietal a chance to shine, and you better believe they did just that.

We first bottled I Am the Storm in 2015, during our Hemingway phase. We snagged a classic Corona #3 typewriter and pounded out this audacious message. It just felt right. To every challenge and heartbreak thrown our way: you can’t mess with this crew. After 10 years of ups and downs (and nothing we’d give up for the world), this message feels even more poignant now than it did at its original creation.

The empowering message on the bottle has become iconic among the Tank family. We've been inspired by cancer survivors who embraced this ethos during their battles. We've seen I Am the Storm banners proudly displayed by first responders and frontline healthcare workers. We've even witnessed these words tattooed on bodies as a beacon of strength. We never anticipated just how deeply this wine would resonate with our community. That's why we had to bring it back. Just this once.

This 2022 blend, like the original, features 48% Petit Verdot, with some Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc along for the ride. All this fruit hails from the NAPA FREAKING VALLEY, where some of the planet’s most incredible Bordeaux varietals are found.

Yes, we said we'd never repeat a wine, but hear us out. Through a mix of grit, audacity, and passion, we've survived a decade as a winery. For ten years, we've faced down fires, health crises, economic upheavals, and cease-and-desist orders (yeah, you know who you are) and come out stronger. We think pretty much everyone can relate to this kind of tenacity in some way or another, no matter what area of life we’re talking about, so there couldn’t be a better time to share it with our fans.

The 2022 Vintage of I Am the Storm is now SOLD OUT, but stay tuned for our other re-releases coming later this year! Make sure you're in the MADE Club so you have access as soon as they drop.

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