Vanderpump Wines and U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International, Port Washington, N.Y., introduced two new wines from Sonoma County to their collection.
Led by businesswoman, restaurateur, TV producer and philanthropist Lisa Vanderpump, the Vanderpump family is excited about this new California project, which combines its love of traditional Old World wine with the bounty that its California home has to offer, the company says.
Vanderpump Chardonnay is made from 100 percent estate grown grapes from Sonoma Coast AVA. With aromas of lemon citrus and pear, lined with floral notes and hints of brioche and toast, the wine undergoes lees contact and spends 11 months resting in 100 percent French oak, to produce a medium-bodied, elegant, nuanced Chardonnay that maintains refreshing, well-balanced acidity, the company says.
Vanderpump Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bordeaux-inspired Cabernet made from grapes grown in Sonoma Valley AVA and Alexander Valley AVA. Deep ruby red in color, the wine has rich flavors of dark fruit and wild berries, according to the company. Careful hand sorting and extended skin contact during the winemaking process coupled with 18 months aging in 100 percent French oak, produce a complex Cabernet with lush tannins and a long, elegant finish, it adds.
The wines’ packaging features the Vanderpump crest with its trademark rose detail and the Vanderpump family signature in a classic yet modern raised-gold print. The grape variety and region are prominently displayed on the front label to facilitate easy consumer identification.
Vanderpump Chardonnay ($21.99) and Vanderpump Cabernet Sauvignon ($26.99) are currently rolling out nationwide. These two new offerings join Vanderpump Rosé produced in the Côtes de Provence AOP, which was launched in 2017.