Now that the gladiators of Washington D.C. are back in full swing on season 4 of ABC’s hit series Scandal, it’s time that we take a closer look at Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)’s infamous love of red wine. It’s nearly impossible to get through an episode without seeing a pajama-clad Ms. Pope atop her white sofa, popcorn at the ready and glass in hand. And we’re not talking modest portions here. Olivia goes for full glasses, and gulps more than she sips. It might not be proper, but then again, when you love something that much, who cares about proper?
While Olivia’s favorite wines aren’t necessarily in our price range, we have some killer wines that will pair perfectly with this Thursday’s newest episode.
Bogle Petite Sirah
This fruity combination of blueberry and dark Marion berry mingles with flavors like nutmeg and vanilla to create a bold, full-bodied taste. Sip. Sip. Gulp. Oops.
Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
With a sophisticated touch, this wine brings rich dark fruits and acidity together with espresso and smoke. These intriguing flavors sure have our attention.
Sterling Vineyards Merlot
Due to extensive barrel aging, flavors of caramel, mocha and oak swirl through the body of this wine. Just like the happiness that swirls through it.
Fleur de California Pinot Noir
With subtle hints of cherries, dried cranberries, pepper and spice (and everything nice), this wine’s soft demeanor will make you fall in love. Over and over.