Game of throne wine is made exclusively for GOT fans. To celebrate the last season of Game of Thrones, fans from all over the world will drink this wine while watching their favorite show. They can also collect the wine bottles and keep them as memorabilia.
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About the Wine and the Wine-maker
Expert Wine-maker Bob Cabral has incredible skills, and he has used them to make high-quality wines that everyone can consume. Bob Cabral also has a lot of experience in the wine industry, as he’s been a winemaker for over three decades.
The reason for creating Game of Thrones-themed win was to create flavors that reflect the power of every character that is in the show. Bob Cabral has used grapes from the best vineyards in the world to make four varieties of the Game of Thrones-themed wine. Cabral has been a grape-grower since he was a kid and comes from a family of grape-growers.
He learned all the skills at his family farm that is located in California, in a region called Escalon. Cabral also has a degree from Fresno State University. Bob Cabral also worked at the Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard, where he earned a hundred points by planting the California Pinot Noir.
Cabral has produced many wines, and most of them had a rating of 95 to 100. He even won the prestigious Wine Star Award in 2011 and that same year was named the ‘Winemaker of the Year’ by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Bob Cabral is a massive Game of Thrones fan, so he decided to make wines based on his favorite characters from the show. He is a patient winemaker; he dedicates a lot of time to growing grapes and cultivating them.
Cabral first released this unique wine collection in 2017 during the seventh season of the show; those wines were Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Red Blend. A year later, in 2018, the winemaker released another Game of thrones wine: Pinot Noir during the summer.
Types of Wine
Four varieties of the Game of thrones wine are produced; however, customers can only purchase Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the show’s website. Game of Thrones fans who want to try other varieties of the wine will have to buy them from other retailers. The website rotates the availability of the wine so you might get lucky.
2017 Game of Thrones Pinot Noir
The grapes used to make the Game of Thrones wines are from the famous kingdom of Willamette Valley located in Oregon. Due to favorable where conditions, Oregon is one of the biggest producers of Pinot Noir grape in the country. Unfortunately, only a few places in the world offer favorable weather conditions for Pinot Noir, so it is not easy to grow.
Winter is the best season to grow Pinot Noir grapes. Pinot Noir grapes are packed with various flavors and also have a rich history. The valley of Willamette is situated in the middle of two mountain ranges; the climate is cool because it borders the Ocean.
The soil in the Willamette Valley is also rich and favorable for the Pinot Noir grapes. 99 % of Pinot Noir is estate-grown; the grapes are bought from different vineyards across the country and are carefully selected by Cabral himself.
When the grapes are at their optimum ripeness, they are harvested. The sugar level in the grapes averages 24 Brix; they go through fermentation for a week and then go through a process called malolactic fermentation that takes place in a tank.
The Game of thrones Pinot Noir wine is aged for ten months in American and French oak barrels that give the wine a creamy texture. This Game of thrones wine is rich in flavor; it is aromatic and elegant. The finishing of this wine is smooth as it contains vanilla and spice. The blended tannins in the wine also add to its flavor.
Even though acidity content is high in the Game of thrones Pinot Noir wine, it is still a high-quality drink that is full of flavor.
2016 Game of Thrones Chardonnay
This Game of thrones wine was released in 2016, and it contains 10 % Riesling and 90 % Chardonnay. This Chardonnay is a white wine; it has a beautiful golden color and is perfect for those who like refined white wine. The grapes for this wine come from Central Coast.
This Chardonnay wine has a creamy texture, and its flavor is a mix of apricots, lemons, and peaches. This Game of thrones Chardonnay wine has a lingering oak finish.
2017 Game of Thrones Red Blend
The Game of Thrones Red blend wine is a blend of different flavors and works well with pie and hearty meat. This wine is perfect for large gatherings, such as parties and holidays. The label of this wine features the three-headed dragon sigil of the House of Targaryen. The three heads of the dragon also reflect the varieties of wine used to create the Red Blend.
2014 Game of Thrones Cabernet Sauvignon
This Game of thrones wine was introduced in 2014, and it is called Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has a unique flavor, as it contains a bold chocolate and coffee flavor. The texture of this wine is thick, and also has vanilla and cherry flavoring. This is an expensive wine, and it comes with a label that features a dire wolf of the House Stark Sigil.
Shipping and Wine Cost
Unfortunately, the Game of throne wine collection is not easily available, you have to place the order online, and if you are lucky, you will get the product. Ordering the wine is also expensive. However, you can find the wine online in some regions, which can cost as little as $8.
On the official website, though, the wine costs $ 20 per bottle. However, the website does offer a discount if you order three or more bottles of wine and the shipping charges are only $ 0.01 if you order a whole case of wine bottles.