Hobbits, Elves and Humans Can Toast Together
Lot18 and Warner Bros. Consumer Products unveil new The Lord of the Rings-inspired wine collection.
Winemaker Lot18 has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to produce a limited-edition collection of wine inspired by New Line Cinema’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Worthy of a Hobbit gathering in the Green Dragon Inn itself, these bottles make a great gift for any fan of the film series, or fine wine lover. Each bottle includes a specially designed label, making it the perfect beverage to accompany your next meal or Middle-earth marathon.
These delicious wines are limited to 6,000 bottles each, so even after you finish them, the bottles and their exclusive labels will make a great addition to your assortment of wine favorites and Lord of the Rings memorabilia. The special collection went on sale Dec. 18, and can be ordered exclusively here. while supplies last. The wine collection honors some of the film series’ most memorable members of the Fellowship, including Aragorn, Frodo Baggins, and Gandalf, as well as Galadriel, Lady of Lothlórien.
The new The Lord of the Rings wine collection includes:
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. A blend of 80 percent Merlot, 15 percent Cabernet Franc and 5 percent Malbec, this unmatched red is from the Lussac-St.-Émilion appellation, once the site of historic battles and dreams of victory. Rich, concentrated and built to last, it’s intensely expressive of its terroir, displaying black-fruit flavors and polished tannins on the palate. Your quest for the consummate drinking experience ends here.
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 and remarkable concentration. Just as Galadriel is revered by all those graced by her presence, this impressive white is a true testament to her strength and wisdom, imbuing an immediate sense of devotion with its graceful palate. Take a sip and fall under its ethereal spell.
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. And just as Hobbits are sturdier than they appear, so are the old vines that produced this red, which have endured for decades to survive – and flourish – against all odds. Vibrant flavors of blackberry, fig and spiced plum carry through the warm, pleasing finish of this reliable wine.
2016 Gandalf Monterey County Pinot Noir
The great Wizard Gandalf can only be embodied by a variety as respected and celebrated as Pinot Noir. Like the wise old wanderer, this subtle, yet complex red is unassuming at first glance, but quickly revealed to be spirited and persuasive, with black raspberry, alpine strawberry, and forest floor flavors casting a spell over your palate, bringing you back sip after sip.