Want to add some spice to your Valentine’s Day? Or maybe something sweet is more your style?
Titillate your taste buds with a glass of Fifty Shades of Grey White Silk or Red Satin, wines inspired by the sensual series.
As Anastasia Steele would say, “oh my!”
Author and wine enthusiast E.L. James drew inspiration from the romance between Anastasia and Christian for the white and red wines. She collaborated with winemakers in California’s North Coast region to craft each blend.
The White Silk 2012 is mainly Gewurztraminer with some Sauvignon Blanc. Cold fermentation and stainless steel aging were used to preserve the fresh fruit characters. The wine is gently sweet, with floral aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, tangerine, honeysuckle, orange blossom and lychee. Jasmine and sweet citrus linger on the delicate finish.
The Red Satin 2010 is a blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah that was aged in new and seasoned French oak barrels. Seductive aromas of blackberry, cocoa and spice lead into flavors of black cherry, plum, clove, smoke and leather. Well balanced with good acidity and velvety tannins, the wine will appeal to even those who haven’t read the books.
Enjoy the wines with aphrodisiacs like oysters or foie gras with the White Silk, and filet mignon or dark chocolate with the Red Satin.
Each bottle costs $17.99. To find out where the wines are sold or to order online, visit www.fiftyshadeswine.com.
With Fifty Shades of Grey wines, there’s no tastier way to tell your Valentine –
You. Are. Mine.
13.5% alcohol by volume