If you’re planning on surviving a zombie apocalypse and you’re a wine drinker to boot, then you may be interested in these great “dead” vintages from Lot 18. AMC and Lot 18 have joined forces to offer these red wines which have been named after Rick, Negan and Daryl. While I’ll admit I’m not familiar with this company, I am a wine and zombie fan so I’ll have to order a bottle or two. Look for our review of theses wines in a future article. The wines retail for around $20 per bottle but you can get all 3 for $59.00 while supplies last.
2016 Rick Grimes California Petite Sirah
Whether he’s fighting off a herd of walkers or rallying communities to defend against the Saviors, Rick Grimes is undoubtedly the leader of the group, just as this Petite Sirah would command the attention of anyone who tastes it. Like Rick, this red is a true crowd pleaser — bold, dark and balanced, exhibiting a notable tension between the bright acidity and firm, tannic structure. You’ll realize with just one sip that this is a wine that’ll never let you down.
2016 Negan California Bourbon Barrel Red Blend
Negan is the man we all love to hate, but you have to respect his uncompromising style. This red blend is also brawny and bold, creating devotees with its robust, extracted flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel. A portion of the wine was aged for three months in barrels. Composed of 73% Merlot, 18% Zinfandel and 9% Petite Sirah, this is a wine that packs a punch harder than Lucille’s, compelling you through the apocalypse and beyond.
2016 Daryl Dixon California Cabernet Sauvignon
Resourceful, fearless and capable of handling both the dead and the living, Daryl Dixon is a loner and man of few words, but his loyalty to the group is immediately apparent to anyone he encounters. This California Cabernet Sauvignon is similarly reliable, showing depth and an attractive core of ripe black fruits, intermingled with savory nuances of coffee bean and dried herbs. Like Daryl’s crossbow, this is a wine you can count on to always hit the mark.