Tank Garage Winery, a wine brand and 1930s-era service station turned winery in Calistoga, is excited to announce the release of Chrome Dreams on Sept. 1, a 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend and the world's first chromed-glass wine bottle. An ode to the classic American automobile, Chrome Dreams features a mirrored surface and extruded wing-wheeled emblem inspired by iconic vintage cars and Americana metalwork.
To achieve this revolutionary aesthetic, Tank Garage Winery spent over one year working with a packaging manufacturer to perfect their proprietary chroming process. Each clear-embossed resin seal is delicately formed and imported from Italy.
"We wanted to go back to a time when cars weren't just cars, but artful vessels of freedom, carrying the American dream westward across Route 66. Classic cars were a direct reflection of our greatest hopes and dreams - we were inspired to bring that spirit of aspiration back with Chrome Dreams," said James Harder, co-founder of Tank Garage Winery. "From the wine to packaging, the entire experience is designed to create a sense of marvel. We are excited for wine drinkers to taste, collect and experience this incredible achievement in wine."
The limited edition Napa Valley red wine is sourced from Tank Garage Winery's most trusted growing partners. The blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petite Sirah delivers aromas of dark crème de cassis with layers of vanilla and caramel supported by hints of bay leaf and star anise in the background.