Photo: K&L Wines
A new jug wine has surfaced, and it's legit. Sherman and Hooker's Shebang! red-wine blend is the brainchild of Morgan Twain-Peterson (founder/owner of Bedrock Wine Co. and son of Joel Peterson, who is the founder of Ravenswood Winery in Sonoma, which makes killer Zins). Now in its third release, the grape varietals used, and the composition of each, changes with each vintage.
At $16 for a 1-liter bottle -- the relatively high price tag speaks for its quality -- the screw-top wine is a blend of red-wine grapes (Syrah, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel) as well as small splashes of white-wine grapes (Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc), sourced from esteemed Sonoma regions like Rockpile and Bradford Mountain. So go ahead and drink it with your old college buddies. They won't laugh -- we promise.
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