Personal Wine ‘Bottle of Wits’ wine review

Bottle of Wits wines

One of my favorite movies of all time is the Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner.  The film was released in the United States on September 25, 1987.  The Princess Bride is number 88 on the top 100 funniest movies for the American Film Institute (AFI) and the film is number 50 on Bravo‘s “100 Funniest Movies”.   In 2016, the film was inducted into the National Film Registry, being deemed as “culturally, history, and aesthetically significant.”


I remember seeing Princess Bride for the first time when the movie came out.  I was in love with Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya.  I wanted him to find the six fingered man who had killed his father.  The famous line he spouts of revenge for his father is well known – “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”


I love dramedies.  This film has always had a special pace in my heart.  Whenever it is on TV no matter what place in the film I turn it on, I always have a smile on my face.  It is hard to not fall in love with this story with Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup bossing around the farm boy, Wesley, played by Cary Elwes.  All he wanted to do was please her saying “as you wish” even when she was at her meanest.  What he was really saying was “I love you” and Buttercup finally realized this.  They fell in love; then Wesley left to seek his fortune so that they might marry.


Who could forget Wesley (the man in black) wining the fantastic sword fight with Montoya, choking the giant (Andre the Giant) he had to fight and then winning the ‘Battle of Wits’ that he and Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) have when Wesley tricks him into drinking the lethal poison and thereby freeing Buttercup.


The wine inspired ‘As You Wish Chardonnay’ and ‘Inconceivable Cabernet’ made by Personal Wine is their collectible tribute to the bottle of wits.  The As You Wish Chardonnay is delightful.  It is medium bodied having a tropical fruity flavor and a buttery mouthfeel. This is a very well done California Chardonnay.


Personal Wine’s, ‘The Inconceivable Cabernet’ is a full bodied, bold wine.  True to the wine’s Napa Valley origin, the overall notes of the wine are plum and black cherry with a hint of oak flavor. When paired with a beef meal, it is quite enjoyable.


The bottle labels were designed by award-winning graphic designer, David Irlanda.  David’s passion for art, film and photography has brought a whimsical perspective to labels for the limited edition wine set.


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