Big Rick Stuart
Spoto Family Wines and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander Announce New Wine "Surrender"
Spoto Family Wines, an ultra-boutique, third generation, family owned and operated small production winery, handcrafting premier wines from legendary vineyards in the Napa Valley, announced today its partnership with Robin Zander best known as the lead singer for the iconic rock band Cheap Trick. The Spoto-Zander 2017 Oakville Special Select Cabernet Sauvignon “Surrender” (SRP $175) is rock ’n’ roll approved and sure to be a chart topper.
“We’ve been huge fans of Robin and the band for years and have discussed launching a label together for some time as we both have a passion for winemaking and music and wanted to bring together those two elements that make life so enjoyable,” said Stuart Spoto, winemaker and owner of Spoto Family Wines.
Robin Zander and Christy Spoto are both passionate animal lovers. Christy is a longtime supporter and Puppy Raiser for Canine Companions, and Zander has announced that proceeds from the sales of the “Surrender” Special Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit Save the Elephants to help protect the threatened animals.
The winery says
Aged four years in a custom made French oak barrel, “Surrender” is a perfectly balanced Bordeaux-style Cabernet consisting of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 2% Malbec. The Oakville Station, where the grapes were sourced, is part of one of the most historic vineyards in Oakville, located due west of the “Welcome to Napa” sign in the heart of the Napa Valley.