TREKKIES CAN NOW INDULGE IN A REAL GLASS OF PICARD WINE
Updated: Feb 2
Wines That Rock introduces new 'Star Trek'-inspired wines.
Star Trek: The Next Generation fans and anyone who has seen the trailers for the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series will know that Jean-Luc Picard (who is portrayed by British actor Patrick Stewart) hails from a family of winemakers in France’s La Barre region called Chateau Picard, but what many will not know is that Chateau Picard is actually real and the name of an award-winning, multi-generational vineyard located St-Estèphe, France.
Collaborating with the Star Trek production team, the ‘real’ Château Picard, owned by Château Palmer’s co-owners, Bordeaux négociant house Mähler-Besse, have crafted two limited edition releases: a 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux, France, and a Special Reserve United Federation of Planets old vine zinfandel.
The 2016 Chateau Picard Bordeaux is described as Bordeaux blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that is subtly smoky and spicy with a bright, fresh, clean-tasting style.
The United Federation of Planets wine is a 2017 old vine zinfandel from Sonoma County, California.
It's a blend of 87% zinfandel, 12% petite sirah and 1% Syrah and described as having "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"
Bottles can be purchased directly from StarTrek Wines with a bottle of Chateau Picard Bordeaux retails for a robust $60 and a bottle of United Federation of Planets retails for $50. Sadly for international Trekkies these bottles are only available in the US.