If you’re still trying to come up with last minute gift ideas, and have super nerdy friends who also happen to love a good glass of wine, this news is definitely for you: Lord Of The Rings-inspired wines are here.
Warner Bros. has partnered with Lot18, the same online wine retailer that introduced a collection of Walking Dead wines last month, to release a new line of wines inspired by Peter Jackson’s famous movie trilogy, specifically the characters Aragorn, Frodo, Galadriel, and Gandalf.
Read the descriptions here, and enjoy the inevitable mental images of yourself sipping a tall glass of whichever at your favorite Middle Earth locale. A carafe of Aragorn in the halls of Minas Tirith during more peaceful times, maybe? Don’t mind if I do. (For the record, I am that super nerdy friend who happens to love a good glass of wine.)
Lord Of The Rings-Inspired Wine
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% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% 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 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 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 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."
Well, don't these all sound great? Which one would you like to try?