Break Out Your Best Meat for Playboy’s New Wines


The Playboy Collector’s Series wines feature iconic images on a new limited-run collectors’ wine portfolio. Pairing limited-allocation, highly acclaimed wines from around the world with vintage mag covers of the past, each release will feature a limited allocation of 550 bottles available by subscription or as individual bottles. The first release wine-to-cover pairings is a four-month set. Month One is a fruit-forward 2005 Janzen Cab, paired with the February 1962 cover. The reason behind this is the shared classic finesse, depth and complexity of a well-balanced blend that will age far into the future. Month two is an acclaimed Oakville Estate vintage, a 2005 Gargulo “Money Road Ranch” Cab. This wine is bold, deep, tight, and supple around the edges, making it a perfect match for the July ’64 cover (one of Playboy’s most adventurous of the decade, with the aptly named playmate of the month, Melba Ogle, lipsticking a red bunny logo around her belly button). Month Three is a sophisticated and structured Napa classic ready to age into the next decade and beyond, a 2003 St. Supery “Dollarhide” Cab, paired (or as Playboy says, “personified”) with the inviting stare March 1967 stare of Nancy Chamberlain. Just like the timeless beauty in the pic, the vino is all class. And worth the wait is Month Four, which is quite special. The wine is a 2003 Schug “Heritage Reserve” Sonoma Valley Cab, a Bordeaux-style blend with rich textures of cherries, chocolate and cassis wrapped up in a long and elegant finish. A taste of this fine vintage offers the surprise to match the exclusive March 1975 peal-away label that reveals a delightful treat for any Playboy aficionado. There are two subscription options at a single yearly shipment of 12 bottles ($1,576.73), or four shipments of three bottles each every three months ($400). The series will also be sold at select fine wine retailers in the United States. The wines will retail at $90 to $380 a bottle. And each subscription includes a 12-bottle custom oak box to host the collection.

Via Luxist