The Allied Domecq-owned winery Clos du Bois is launching a wine named after the Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia.

The wines will be called J. Garcia wines and feature Garcia's artwork on its labels.

Last week the company said that the first release to its distributors was already sold out.

The initial release consists of 50,000 cases of 2002 Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2000 Sonoma County Merlot and 2000 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. A Zinfandel is expected later in the year.

The launch was apparently the idea of members of the Garcia estate, who said he enjoyed drinking Clos du Bois.

Garcia went to school in Sonoma.