Broadway Video Enterprises and IFC's Emmy Award-winning original sketch comedy series “Portlandia” have teamed up with New York-based winemaker Lot18 to produce a collection of wines based on some of the show's most memorable sketches. Just in time for the debut of its farewell season, each bottle is accompanied by a specially designed label, the company says.
The wines went on sale Jan. 18 and can be exclusively ordered at Lot18.com/Portlandia while supplies last. The wine series, containing Lot18's first-ever private label wines from Oregon, commemorates the show and popular sketches including, "This is an Art Project", "Brunch Village," "Feminist Bookstore" and the "Weirdos,” it says.
The new wine collection will include the following wines:
2016 This is an Art Project Languedoc-la-Clape Rosé
Like a real piece of art, this Rosé is on loan from France. It represents the process of provoking the inherent essence of wine grapes to a fully realized consciousness, the company says. The winemaker navigated natural obstacles to produce the fresh, juicy flavors of strawberry, white peach and grapefruit. The collective intentions of the winemaker were instrumental in attaining an excellent energy, with pleasant mineral notes on the finish, it adds.
2015 Brunch Village Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
Made from ethically treated grapes, this wine features tropical and stone fruit flavors that are carried along by the bright acidity and dry finish, the company says.
2016 Women and Women First Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir features raspberry, black tea and rose petal flavors that reveal themselves on the mid-palate along with a touch of toasted oak, followed by a lingering warmth on the lengthy finish, it says.
2014 Weirdo Rogue Valley Syrah
This Syrah features essences of blackberry, red plum and smoked meat, as well as sweetness from the toasted oak notes.