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Pernod Ricard's Deadbolt

Category - Wine, Calfornia, red, blend

Available - Since last week 

Location - US, in California, Nevada, Illinois Massachusetts and Colorado

Price - SRP of US$15.99 per 75cl bottle

Distribution - Pernod Ricard USA

Pernod Ricard has lined up the launch of its first Californian still wine in the US. Deadbolt is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Syrah from California's 2010 harvest.

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Introducing DEADBOLT, an intriguing red wine for people who make their own rules. The first Californian still wine in the portfolio of Pernod Ricard USA, with national distribution. DEADBOLT is a rich and distinctive blend of Californian red varietals which will be competing in one of today’s fastest growing domestic table wine categories* .

Blending is the art of combining individual wines that complement each other in order to create a complete wine that’s better, more attractive and more complex. There are no rules, no recipes, no boundaries. Only a winemaker’s philosophy, experience and vision.

The DEADBOLT team had their own ideas about how to craft their own Californian wine that dares to be different. With a deep ruby, purple color, a distinctive red fruit nose and flavors of black cherry, mocha and brown spice, DEADBOLT’s blend is so unique that the winemaking team is keeping the full details under lock and key.

“We sought out a wine that would reflect the characteristics of individual vintages, the first vintage being 2010—a great year for Californian wines. By combining the elegance and length of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the varietal power of Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Syrah with other carefully selected components, we created a blend that’s not afraid to go its own way”. Philip Laffer, Chief Winemaker

“With DEADBOLT, we have created a richly flavored and approachable red wine which is quintessentially Californian. We’re delighted with the final outcome” Laffer said.

“We feel that the DEADBOLT brand brings our customers an exciting new proposition that truly unlocks what consumers are looking for in a wine today.  DEADBOLT’s packaging and branding, from the cork to the carton, tell a strong story which we feel will really resonate with an adventure seeking consumer who is looking for something different,” Lauren Simkin, General Manager, Pernod Ricard USA, Wines and Champagnes.

Developed by Premium Wine Brands, Pernod Ricard’s global wine division, the new wine will hit shelves on October 1 in five states (California, Nevada, Illinois Massachusetts and Colorado), retailing at the recommended price point of $15.99.

Original source: Company Release