I’m getting really into Washington State wines. Apparently, so is Neil Patrick Harris. Yesterday he tweeted: “One of my favorite wineries, Slight of Hand Cellars, released their 2011 Conjurer. Delicious, with a fetching label: http://tinyurl.com/a2uwz74.”
Two hours later, Fifteen minutes later (see comment below!), their website crashed.
I’d never even heard of Sleight of Hand and NPH’s 5.4 million Twitter followers probably hadn’t either. Not too surprising since the winery’s pretty small (they only made 469 cases of The Conjurer – verrrrry little). All of the Sleight of Hand wines are named after magic things, like The Illusionist, The Magician’s Assistant, or Levitation. I guess NPH is really into magic and met the SOH guys at a benefit at the Magic Castle (I don’t really even know what that is, but you can geek out here: www.magiccastle.com) and the wine guys asked him to be on one of their labels. Voilà:
The Conjurer is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc sourced from Walla Walla and Yakima Valley and is $28 here. Haven’t had it yet but I’m getting a bottle soon as well as a few others so will report back. The info on the site says The Conjurer is “To be shared with friends or hoarded—your call.” Will let you know what I do!