Model turned reality star and personality, Brandi Glanville, has joined the beverage industry with the release of her first wine “Unfiltered Blonde”.
The 2013 Unfiltered Blonde Chardonnay exudes the same bold and sassy personality as the popular television star with hints of spicy vanilla and oak, crisp apples and sweet melon. Alongside her partners Tyson and Jenni Rippey of the Rippey Wine Company, Brandi was highly involved in the creation of the Chardonnay from flavor to artwork with the goal of creating a quality wine for consumers at an affordable price.
“I am so proud and thrilled to finally be able to share Unfiltered Blonde with consumers. The entire process has taken over a year to perfect but it was definitely worth the wait. Having the opportunity to create something that I truly love is a dream and to be able to share it with the world is even better.”
– Brandi Glanville
The grapes used for this 100% Chardonnay blend were handpicked and whole-cluster pressed from select vineyards in Sonoma County and one vineyard in the Yountville appellation of Napa Valley. The Sonoma County fruit was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the varietal characteristics while the Yountville portion was fermented in French oak barrels to give the wine a rich mouth feel and a kiss of oak.
Unfiltered Blonde boasts of bright aromas of pear and apple mingled with sweet and toasty vanilla. The palate is bright with succulent fruit flavors and oak notes. A perfect balance of smooth and creamy texture and crisp acidity provide for a lengthy finish. This versatile Chardonnay pairs well with poultry, seafood, white meats and dishes with cream sauces.
Unfiltered Blonde Chardonnay is available for purchase online at UnfilteredBlonde.com and at select retailers for $14.99.
For more information on Rippey Wine Company visit LodiVintners.com.