Includes 2 bottles each of:
Softcore Red Wine
Light the candles, spread some rose petals, and turn on Cinemax, because we're about to get softcore.
Now we love big, bold wines, but also acknowledge that drinking wine need not always be an intense, relentless, pull you by your ponytail type of experience. Sometimes, it needs to be soft, slow, and sensual. So we went to Bertus and said, "We want a love-makin' wine," and to that, he said, "they're all love-makin' wines." But we piqued his interest and his mind opened to explore the genre even further.
Our softcore wine needed to be full of flavor, yet delicate, and packed with spice and passion. So we turned to our friends at Rorick Heritage Vineyard, who are experts in this field, who sourced us some amazing Grenache that we brought to life through rhythmic bâtonnage. With an erotic ruby color and rich flavors, Grenache makes the perfect foundation for a sexy wine. But it couldn't be all missionary, so we sourced some Négrette from the legendary Siletto Calleri Vineyard in San Benito to literally spice it up. Négrette is a grape from southwest France and carries a really complex zestiness. Then to round out the blend, we added two favorites: Cinsault and Mourvèdre.
To preserve all the fresh flavors and aromas, we turned to our old friend carbonic maceration. This technique is most widely known for Beaujolais Nouveau-style wines. While traditional maceration involves mechanical pressing, carbonic maceration is more delicate and natural. Rather than toss the grapes in a press, we seal them whole-cluster inside of a vessel and pump in CO2 to deprive the grapes of oxygen. Once that happens, the grapes release an enzyme, which starts a process of fermentation inside each individual berry, which eventually causes the grapes to burst and macerate themselves.
With a medium body in the glass, the first thing you'll notice when you smell this wine is the spice. White pepper and celery salt intermingle with ripe cherry aromas. Once deep (but not too deep) inside your mouth, flavors of wild cherries and blackberries wash over your tongue with a satiny texture and reveal notes of oak, earth, and...like...Chicago-style hot dogs...c'mon, that's sexy. The finish lingers, leaving you with a desire for more with every sip.
Softcore is satisfying on its own, but extremely versatile when it comes to food. It pairs well with everything from risotto, to rare chateaubriand, chocolate truffles...and Chicago-style hot dogs. Honestly, we've loved slightly chilling the wine.
So turn on some easy listening jazz, pour a bath, and give in to a softcore night of wine drinking.
Hey DJ Red Wine
Tank exists because we believe in good wine, good food, and good music. We ride on fresh and funky vibes so we created a wine that will make you get your groove on. A remix of 49% Grenache, 49% Syrah, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Cinsault, Hey DJ is the wine you will have on repeat.
This California red blend ain’t no sucka MC. 51% of our grapes were harvested from the beloved Sierra Foothills. The remaining 49% Syrah was plucked from Napa and whole-cluster fermented. The entire lot cozied up in neutral oak barrels, allowing those stellar cherry, stewed plum, and white pepper notes to shine. The result is a ruby red wine with crimson edges, lush tannins, and a finish as smooth as jazz. Hey DJ has bright acidity so do us a solid by pairing it with a winter soup, like minestrone. You jivin' yet?
The word “DJ” may mean different strokes for different folks but at its very core, a “disc jockey” is anyone who plays pre-recorded music to an audience. Whiskey á Go-Go in Paris, France opened in 1947 and is considered the first discothèque. Because “evil” jazz music was banned and most of the dance clubs were shut down, the earliest discos were basically the American concept of a speakeasy. We kid you not… the first underground raves were French DJs spinning jazz records to young dancers, requiring passwords, secret memberships, and changing locations. Hey DJ is a wine created for celebration so boogie down with a glass, string up that disco ball, and get on the dance floor.