We have this blog's first request. This one comes from my friend Michael, who almost always beats me at board games. I think he picked Die Hard to try to stump me but that's okay, I enjoy a challenge and this is exactly what the request box is for. Wine is like the color black, it goes with everything, it's just a question of which one.
For Die Hard, I recommend a Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, like the 2020 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon. This full-bodied and rich red wine boasts a concentrated and powerful flavor profile that mirrors the film's high-stakes atmosphere and relentless action.
If you have been living in a hole since 1988, Die Hard is an action thriller directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis as John McClane, a tough New York City police detective. McClane attends his estranged wife's (Bonnie Bedelia) office Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza skyscraper in Los Angeles. Things take a turn for the worse when a group of well-armed terrorists, led by the cunning Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), take the partygoers hostage and seize control of the building. With limited resources and no backup, McClane must single-handedly outsmart the terrorists and save the hostages.
The 2020 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, crafted in the heart of California's Central Coast, Paso Robles. The wine's robust and complex flavors reflect the movie's action-packed narrative, characterized by notes of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis. Subtle hints of vanilla, mocha, and toasted oak go best with the movie's more introspective moments – basically anytime McClane thinks about his estranged wife.
By Eddie Beeby
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