Bottle Service: Fourty-Six Diamonds at Fleming’s

Fleming’s is known as much for its cuts of steak as it is for having some of the greatest pours around, but things are getting even better with the release of their latest blend of private label wine. Fourty-Six Diamonds Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley 2008 is now available in all of the restaurant’s 64 locations nationwide and with one taste you might just find that you’ve found the perfect pairing to your Fleming’s steak (aside from their F17, of course).

For this unique blend, Fleming’s National Director of Wine, Marian Jansen op de Haar, teamed up with famed California winemaker Walter Schug and his son Axel of Schug Winery to bottle this 2008 blend. In addition to working with Jansen op de Haar for Fleming’s, Walter Schug was also the winemaker for Joseph Phelps in 1974 when they introduced Napa’s first officially recognized Bordeaux style blend, the iconic Phelps Insignia.

The grapes for the Forty-Six Diamonds 2008 blend were sourced from four Sonoma Valley vineyards: Rancho Salina, located in the hills near the famous Monte Rosso vineyard; Atwood, located in a cool, foggy patch on the valley floor near Kenwood; and Horne and Ricci, both located in Carneros.  The wine is a bold, polished and refined Cabernet-blend with hints of dark cassis, plum, blueberry and black currant fruit flavors coupled with fine-grained integrated tannins and a long finish. The 2008 blend is available by the glass for $16.25 and $65 by the bottle.

Fleming’s produced its very first private label Forty-Six Diamonds in 2007 and since that time has collaborated every year with wineries and winemakers to create a wine that is truly one of a kind to serve alongside its steaks.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is located at 455 Newport Center Dr., at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. For more information or reservations, call 949.720.9633 or visit their official web site at

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