This is a fun wine. Not only is it an interesting blend, but the producers seem to have good fun with it as well. Grenache, merlot and petite syrah give each sip a big bowl of fresh, red fruit flavor. This wine would be great with barbecued ribs.
Glenn Cook and Bob Janis named the winery, Glass Ceiling, after their wives, Gayle and Cathy, and they named the wine the 110% Red ($18.50) because when they first conceived of the grape percentages, Glenn quickly suggested they make a 50/40/20 blend. Turns out, the real blend is 47/37/16, but, true to its name, it is more than 100 percent good, delicious fun.
The wine is made at Cook Family winery, which has a number of creatively named wines. I particularly like the name of their rosé — Pole Dancer — labeled with a vine wrapped around a stake.
— Catherine Seda is the Star’s tasting panel writer.