Hellboy Wine Debuts on Halloween
Dark Horse Comics and the Stoller Family Estates Winery (out of Portland, Oregon) have created the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir. It will be released on Halloween and can be preordered now. From the announcement:
Our Reserve Pinot Noir is sourced from a selection of our best vineyard blocks and barrels in the cellar. It is barrel aged in French oak for 10 months prior to bottling and carefully blended from individual lots to articulate the vintage.
The 2011 growing season was one for the record books — a true miracle harvest producing age-worthy wines with remarkable color, vibrancy and balance. Oregon’s Willamette Valley experienced the coolest spring and summer on record, so for a time it looked as though ripening would be a challenge. September brought warm, dry weather, which allowed the grapes to reach the final stage of ripening. We began harvest on October 13 and completed our latest harvest on record in early November.
The wine label for the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir features an illustration by legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart which originally appeared as the cover for the classic comic book Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead #2.
This limited edition is only available in the United States. There’s also mention of “first in the Hellboy series”.