The coming of the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard continues to inspire new ways to celebrate Star Trek fandom, with an announcement today of a new line of Star Trek wines, including one bearing the name of the Jean-Luc Picard’s own winery.
Make it Bordeaux
Today, Wines That Rock introduces Star Trek Wines, a collection of special vintages inspired by the Star Trek universe. Under license from CBS Consumer Products, the first two releases are a 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux, France, and a Special Reserve United Federation of Planets Old Vine Zinfandel. The collection is available exclusively at StarTrekWines.com.
Of course Chateau Picard is well-known to fans as the family winery of Jean-Luc Picard, first featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Trailers and posters for the Star Trek: Picard series show how Jean-Luc Picard begins the series having retired to Chateau Picard in France’s La Barre region. However, Chateau Picard is also the name of an award-winning, multi-generational vineyard in the Bordeaux region of France.
Wines That Rock has teamed with the actual Chateau Picard vineyard to introduce the Star Trek Chateau Picard wine. The 2016 Chateau Picard Bordeaux is an 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot blend that is subtly smoky and spicy with a bright, fresh, clean-tasting style. The wine spends 14 months in oak, 70% seasoned and 30% new.
Chateau Picard Bordeaux is priced at $50/bottle, and will begin shipping in mid to late September. You can order direct in the USA from startrekwines.com.
The United Federation of Planets wine is a 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel from across the Dry Creek & Russian River Valleys in Sonoma County, CA. It is a blend of 87% Zinfandel, 12% Petit Sirah and 1% Syrah. It has aromatics of concentrated strawberry, blackberry and plum preserves with a chewy-layered mid-palate filled with hints of white peppercorn, sweet red and black fruit. Elegant, stately and dignified are but a few words to describe the wine that Federation dignitaries might enjoy at their gatherings.
The United Federation of Planets Zinfandel is priced at $50/bottle, and will begin shipping in mid to late September. You can order direct in the USA from startrekwines.com.
The first 1,701 two-bottle combo packs will include a numbered, limited edition of the United Federation of Planets Special Reserve along with a bottle of Chateau Picard Bordeaux. These limited edition combo packs are priced at $120 and will begin shipping in September. You can order direct in the USA from startrekwines.com. The first 1701 collectors will also have priority notices on all future releases.
“Star Trek Wines has brought out the true passions of our entire team. It was a unique opportunity to work with award-winning winemakers and the CBS Consumer Products team to create a collection with authentic stories,” said Wines That Rock’s President Howard Jackowitz. “Our goal has been to produce small batch, limited-edition, collectible wines that we as fans want to own. This is what we are all about – creating a product that is genuine with a great story behind it. Live long and prosper!”
The wines will be featured this week at Star Trek Las Vegas – the biggest Star Trek event in the U.S. running July 31 to August 4 at the Rio Hotel & Suites.