The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the gift that keeps on giving. Released just in time for the holidays, Lot18 has teamed with Warner Bros. to release four unique wines inspired by characters from the Peter Jackson film trilogy.
2015 Aragorn Appellation Lussac - St. Émilion Contrôlée
"If ever there was a wine fit for a king as mighty and honorable as Aragorn, this is it," Lot18 promises. A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, this red is from the Lussac-St.-Émilion appellation, "once the site of historic battles and dreams of victory."
2016 Galadriel Bordeaux Blanc
"The most noble and powerful of the Elves is honored by this high-toned wine, a Bordeaux Blanc with piercing citrus flavors," says Lot18, with notes of grapefruit, lemon, and lemongrass in the white wine.
2016 Frodo Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
"As honest and pure as a Hobbit’s heart, this zinfandel is crafted in honor of the most adventurous one of them all: Frodo Baggins, keeper of the Ring." This zinfandel has flavors of blackberry, fig, and spiced plum.
2016 Gandalf Monterey County Pinot Noir
"The great Wizard Gandalf can only be embodied by a variety as respected and celebrated as Pinot Noir." Lot18 says the wine is "like the wise old wanderer," because "this subtle, yet complex red is unassuming at first glance, but quickly revealed to be spirited and persuasive." Flavors include black raspberry and alpine strawberry.
Bottles can be purchased individually, as a quartet, or a full case, online only at Lot18.com. There is a limited run of 6,000 bottles of each variety.