Six Celebrities You Didn’t Know Created Wine Brands

       Lionel Messi – L10 Malbec: San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina
       Produced by Valentin Bianchi in San Rafael, Argentina, L10 Malbec brings more to the table than just a good bottle of wine. International fútbol superstar Lionel Messi created a charity foundation which receives a portion of the proceeds of all L10 Malbec sold. This organization focuses on bettering heath care and education for socially disadvantaged children. This vibrant, deep purple Malbec originates at 750 meters above sea level, where high elevations give a limestone and sandy base to the wine-making process. Classic fermentation creates a nose bursting with scents of purple plums and hints of vanilla. L10 Malbec consists of flavors of ripe berries, raspberries, and soft toast. This Malbec is smooth and versatile, allowing it to be enjoyed with many types of meat, cheese, or simply by itself. Rounding out this wine are fitting tannins that define Malbec characteristics. Every purchased bottle of Lionel Messi’s L10 Malbec provides better opportunities for children around the world, while benefiting taste buds on the palate simultaneously.
       List Price:$15.99/750ml – Chili Liquor Sale Price: $12.99/750ml.
       Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – Château Miraval: Côtes de Provence, France
       The elegant Miraval Rosé is a wine created by the partnership of the world renowned Perrin family and actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Despite the split of the two celebrities, Miraval Rosé by Château Miraval continues to thrive on the basis of excellence. This dry Rosé is jam-packed with mouth-watering flavor combinations and anyone who appreciates dry Rosé wine would declare that this bottle is at the top of its category. Spring flower petals comprise the nose at first smell, while vibrant juicy grapes of Syrah and Grenache soon take over on the palate. Strawberry, peach, and citrus notes fill the mouth with every sip. In 2016, Miraval Rosé was rated 90 points by Vinous and 92 points by Decanter. Rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast, Vinous, and Jeb Dunnuck in the 2017 vintage, Château Miraval Rosé proves its level of prestige year by year.
       List Price:$21.99/750ml – Chili Liquor Sale Price: $19.99/750ml.
       Drew Bledsoe – Flying B: Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, Washington
       The Flying B Cabernet Sauvignon obtained its name from Bledsoe’s Grandfather’s cattle ranch in Washingston state. Perfectly harmonized with T-bone and ribeye steaks, this lush wine is deeply rooted with a flavor profile and scents of the West. The nose of Flying B is filled with dark fruits, sage, rosemary, and thyme. On the palate juicy fruit flavors from the base of Cabernet Sauvignon begin to surface, finishing with adequate tannins and spice from the 6% of Malbec added. Bledsoe’s wine is aged in 60% new French oak barrels and 40% neutral French oak barrels. Cellar Tracker rated this 2015 vintage blend a wonderful 91 points and Wine Enthusiast gave it a rating of 89 points on its scale. Flying B is a limited stock item and is the only other Cabernet Sauvignon that the Bledsoe family produces other than its Doubleback Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy this silky smooth wine today or hold through 2028.
       List Price: $59.99/750ml – Chili Liquor Sale Price: $49.99/750ml.
       Zac Brown – Z Alexander Brown – Uncaged: California
       From the vibrant and flavorful Sauvignon Blanc to the bold and smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Zac Brown aimed to establish a dynamic wine brand that could entertain the palate of nearly any wine drinker. The Uncaged Z. Alexander Brown lineup includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Proprietary Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a limited release Cabernet Sauvignon. Besides the limited release Cabernet Sauvignon that manifests from grapes sourced solely in Napa Valley, the other varietals have grapes sourced from various regions in California, creating an atmosphere of diversity within the brand. If you are in search of a citrus-forward and juicy; light, yet dry white wine, the Uncaged Sauvignon Blanc is the wine for you. The most recent 2017 vintage received a rating of 93 points from Tasting Panel. The next varietal in line is the Uncaged Chardonnay, where the Santa Lucia Highlands make for bountiful grapes providing a balance between acidity and vivid fruits, with hints of vanilla and an oak finish. Tasting Panel Rated the 2016 Chardonnay 92 points, while Vinous rated this wine 91 points. If white wine isn’t your thing, but you still admire a dry, fruit-forward wine that you can drink with dinner, the Uncaged Pinot Noir may be a good fit for your palate. This wine was rated 86 points on the infamous Wine Enthusiast scale. With jammy notes of juicy, ripe fruits like raspberries and cherries, and wrapped up with flavors of rich mocha and caramel, this Pinot Noir can bridge the gap of white and red wine drinkers. The Uncaged Proprietary Red Blend follows in the dryness scale, showing itself as dark and garnet-colored in the glass. Ripe, dark fruits are noticed first on the palate, pursued by black cherry and milk chocolate accents. Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petit Syrah varietals comprise this full-bodied and robust wine. The 2016 Proprietary Red Blend was rated 93 points by Tasting Panel and is paired well with heavy meats such as beef and veal. Lastly, the Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon was also rated 93 points by Tasting Panel for the 2016 vintage. This wine has a nose of black cherry, mocha, and hints of sweet toasted oak. The tannins in this wine appear bold, yet the smoothness allows for the drinker to experience the elegant black cherry and milk chocolate flavors developing across the tongue. Don’t hesitate to set yourself free with a bottle of Zac Brown’s Uncaged wine and feel the spirit of the owl that represents the guardian of the vine.
       The limited release Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is currently unavailable.
       List Price: $17.99/750ml – Chili Liquor Sale Price: $12.99/750ml.
       Dave Matthews – Dreaming Tree: Geyserville, California
       In his collaboration with wine expert Sean McKenzie, Dave Matthews looks to share his passion for great wine with his worldwide musical audience. Matthews first turned his dream into a reality with a winery in Virginia, but when he met McKenzie they decided to explore what California vineyards had to offer. McKenzie has experience in wine-making around the world. He has learned a lot about wine from many countries but especially his native country of New Zealand, where vibrant Sauvignon Blanc grapes catch the eyes of wine drinkers. Matthews brought his background of wine knowledge into the picture and together these two wine experts created something worthwhile to enjoy. The Dreaming Tree wines were created in Geyserville, Sonoma County, a major wine-growing region in California. With the thought of giving consumers an affordable, great quality wine, the Dreaming Tree line does just this. From the classic wines of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, to an all original red blend deemed “Crush”, Dave Matthews and Sean McKenzie hope to parallel the rhythm of music and wine within the wine-loving community.
       List Price: $14.99/750ml – Chili Liquor Sale Price: $11.99/750ml.