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3 Calistoga Wines to Pair with 3 Oscar Picks

Ready for his prime-time cameo, Oscar, the gold-plated, stylized figure of a knight, is what every Hollywood actor yearns to hold. This knight holds a crusader’s sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes signifying the five original branches of the Academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers).

In honor of the 2018 Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, here are 3 Calistoga wines to pair with 3 nominated films:

“Lady Bird” pairs best with a Summers Estate 2013 Knights Valley Merlot. According to Nicole Silverence of Summers Estate, she believes this Knights Valley Merlot, “if it were personified, would be like the mom character, Marion, from Lady Bird. Merlot can be a bright, beautiful and a fun varietal, but in recent years, it just seems to go unnoticed and feels unappreciated as wine, even though it has so much to offer.

“Darkest Hour” would be perfectly paired with a Fairwinds Estate 2013 inky black Petit Verdot.

“Dunkirk” is a film involving the French during WW2. Coquerel Family Wine Estate‘s winemaker happens to be French and incorporates a French wine-making style, so any wine from Coquerel works when watching this film!