Winemaker Lot18, in collaboration with Universal Brand Development and the legendary, Emmy® Award-winning NBC series Saturday Night Live, has unveiled a wine collection that celebrates the long-running show and some of its most entertaining characters. The limited edition collection features four hand-crafted blends and uniquely designed labels to honor the essence of Saturday Night Live, which is currently in its 43rd season. Perfect for any fan of the show or wine lover, the collection is now available for pre-order.
With a limited number of each specially-created bottle available, these delicious wines are available exclusively at Lot18.com/SaturdayNightLive while supplies last. The individually selected wines, carefully crafted by the team at Lot18, capture the essence of the show itself as well as the popular characters Stefon, Debbie Downer and The Californians.
The new Saturday Night Live wine collection consists of the following:
2016 Saturday Night Live California Red Blend
Bold and dense, this wine is a blend of 73% Merlot, 18% Zinfandel and 9% Petite Sirah. A portion of it was aged in used Bourbon barrels to impart an oaky flavor and enhance its crowd-pleasing style. On the palate, the wine shows black cherry, black plum, vanilla, dried herbs, oak flavors along with firm, chewy tannins. Enjoy this uncompromising red with a big, juicy steak.
2016 Stefon Beaujolais
This easy-going, medium-bodied Beaujolais shows off quintessential characteristics of the variety, featuring juicy, exuberant red fruit flavors of cherry and cranberry alongside savory notes of violet and black pepper. Enjoy this jubilant red on its own, or take advantage of its versatility and pair it with anything from poultry to pork to salmon.
2016 Debbie Downer South Eastern Australia Chardonnay
Rich and creamy, this Australian Chardonnay starts off with enticing aromas of toasted oak and nuts. On the palate, the wine bursts with citrus and orchard fruit, the flavors focused by a balancing vein of acidity. This is a delightful wine to sip on its own, but it would also make a wonderful foil for creamy, lemon-accented dishes such as seafood risotto.
2015 The Californians Monterey County Merlot
The grapes for this exquisite Merlot were sourced from sustainable vineyards and grown in mineral-rich soils, which produce plush yet structured wines. Concentrated and ripe, with flavors of black cherry, plum and roasted coffee bean, this is a rich and more full-flavored example of Merlot, to be savored with braised or grilled red meats.