First, he did a line of clothes for mass retailer Kohl’s, now, fashion designer Derek Lam is branching into vino. The designer has partnered up with Cliff Lede Vineyards in Napa Valley to release a cabernet sauvignon branded with his name.
The heavy-bodied wine, which Lam dubbed “Poetry by Derek Lam,” is a cabernet sauvignon blend made from hillside fruit from Cliff Lede’s own Poetry Vineyard that has been aged for two years in French oak barrels. According to Eye on Glam, the blend is 76 percent cabernet sauvignon, 14 percent merlot, 6 percent petit verdot, 3 percent franc, and 1 percent malbec.
To us, the collaboration actually makes a bit of sense. Fashion and wine are both completely subjective experiences, so it follows that a person with good taste in fashion will have good taste in wine. We look forward to tasting Lam’s latest pet project!
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