Here is a press release from Signature Wines on the Elvis Presley wines that are available in retail outlets in new Jersey.
Hayward, California, June 7, 2004. New Jersey wine lovers and Elvis fans will "rock the house" at the announcement that California-based Signature Wines has launched the Graceland(R) Cellars line of Elvis Presley(R) brand wines in the Garden State. The first-ever vintages of Jailhouse Red Merlot, The King Cabernet Sauvignon and Blue Suede Chardonnay are available at select New Jersey wine retailers immediately.
"We are very proud of the wines we have created to honor the King of Rock and Roll," said Scott Cahill, CEO of Signature Wines. "Our wineries have worked hard to put the same care into our wines that Elvis put into his music. We think fans of wine and Elvis will agree."
The 2002 Blue Suede Chardonnay features enticing citrus, pear and floral aromas. Light, toasty oak with hints of butter and vanilla on the finish complete a very balanced wine which is a great companion to light seafood, salads and pasta dishes. The 2002 Blue Suede Chardonnay is available for a suggested retail price of $11.99.
The 2001 Jailhouse Red Merlot is young and lively, with aromas of berries and fresh herbs. Oak aging is evident from toasty vanilla flavors and the supple tannins of a classic Merlot. The wine is medium-bodied and great by itself or paired with roasted pork or grilled meats. The Jailhouse Red recently won the gold medal at the 2004 International Eastern Wine Competition in Corning, New York. The 2001 Jailhouse Red Merlot is available for a suggested retail price of $11.99.
The 2001 The King Cabernet Sauvignon is an approachable cabernet with a brilliant red color. Lush, ripe fruit is redolent of black cherry, currant and blackberries. Subtle oak flavors with a hint of spice leads to a smooth finish, perfect for grilled steaks, hearty stews or wild game. The 2001 The King Cabernet Sauvignon is available for a suggested retail price of $11.99.
Elvis Presley Graceland Cellars wine is available through Fedway Associates, Inc. and its affiliated companies: Federal Wine & Liquor, Jersey National / Capital, Gateway-Perrone Distributors Co., Los Andes Wine Company, and Washington Selections.
About Graceland Cellars
Signature Wines bottled the first vintage of Elvis Presley Graceland Cellars wines in 2003. Launched as a tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, Graceland Cellars is committed to producing the finest California varietal wines possible for wine lovers and fans of Elvis Presley. Graceland Cellars Signature Wines maintains an exclusive relationship with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), the exclusive holder of all rights to Elvis' image and properties, including Graceland in Memphis, TN.
About Signature Wines
Founded in 1998 as an Internet based provider of premier wines with distinctive labels for consumer, hospitality, university, and corporate clients, Signature Wines has now expanded its channel of distribution to include distributor and retail sales. The company currently partners with nearly 50 nationally recognized brands including Elvis Presley, The Sierra Club, and more than 40 universities. In addition, Signature Wines has produced and launched six of its own brands for national distribution through retailers. For more information on the retail program go to http://www.signaturewines.com/retail.
About Elvis Presley Enterprises
EPE is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit Elvis.com.