Say your prayers, little one, let's pop some corks and have fun.
Perhaps it sounds immodest, but what's more iconic than the pairing of Shawn Barber and a Tank red wine? Well, we're back with the long overdue follow-up to wines like Eddie and All or Nothing. And it fucking rocks.
We wanted to target the trademark bold and juicy flavors of our previous collaborations and blended 71% Valdiguié, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Zinfandel, and 5% Sagrantino together to create a sonic wave of power for your tongue. The backing beat of Valdiguié creates a foundation of deep color, acidity, and red fruit and allows the Cab and Zin to absolutely shred.
But in a good way, you know? Because while this wine may be metal on the outside, once it is in your mouth it is all about silky smooth textures and intensity of flavor. Dark crimson in color, with wafting aromas of cherry pie, this thing pulls you into the glass. Once you're there, it bursts with head-banging flavors of blackberries, raspberries, vanilla bean, and white pepper spice. Smooth tannins lead to an irresistible finish.
It's the perfect homage to our love for all things heavy metal (well, except the suing Napster part). We love the intense, brooding sounds of bands like Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden and knew Shawn Barber did too.
Our history with Shawn goes way back to a wine called Ink. Which seemed appropriate, considering Shawn is one of the world's most accomplished and recognized tattoo artists.
Raised in upstate New York, Shawn has an interesting history with tattoos. When he was 14, he made a deal with his local parlor. He'd illustrate some artwork for them, and in exchange, they'd give him his first tattoo. It's of Spider-Man. It looks "OK."
Shawn soon became a tattoo artist himself, which helped him fund his growing passion for oil painting. His figurative style blends photorealism with abstraction, often depicting nude, tattooed (naturally) figures that are hauntingly expressive. Many of which can be found in the world's most respected private collections.
Today, Shawn tattoos and paints out of his Los Angeles shop Memoir Tattoo...and for some reason, is still down to work with Tank. Now that's living the Heavy Metal Life.