Here I bordeaux again: introducing Whitesnake zinfandel.


File under conspicuous consumption: I just ordered two bottles of  Whitesnake zin. It combines two of my recent obsessions: David Coverdale hard rock and full-bodied wine.

The hand-script copy on the right reads, in full:

“It’s a bodacious, cheeky little wine, filled to the brim with the spicy essence of sexy, slippery shakeyness …I recommend it to complement any & all grown up friskiness  hot tub jollies… Is This Love?…I believe it is…”

According to the Gibson site, bottles priced at $29.95 a bottle, with a 12-bottle maximum purchase per customer. The Onion AV Club erroneously puts the year down as 2010, but we non-snarky people know good rock lovin’ takes time, ergo the 2008 vintage.

Check out the De La Montoya winery site, and you will see sold-out editions of Journey Revelation 2007 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, a pin-up inspired run of wine, and, my favorite, an Eddie Money “I Wanna Go Back” pinot noir, which benefits the the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.

This reminds me of how my wife and I took a trip to wineries in the Russian River valley and stopped by and tasted from the wines from Raymond Burr Vineyards, and bought a few bottles.  I couldn’t wait to come home to tell poet and sestina master James Cummins, who had written a book of sestinas, The Whole Truth, inspired by the TV series Perry Mason.