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PASO ROBLES, Calif. – August 11, 2021 – Today, Charles Woodson’s Intercept Wines released a one-time, Limited-Edition Hall of Fame Cabernet Sauvignon to commemorate Charles Woodson’s enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which took place on Sunday, August 8.
Woodson launched the Intercept Wines brand in 2019. Based on his storied career, the Intercept Wines team prepared to have the 2018 vintage ready for 2021 should he become a first-ballot Hall of Famer. In February 2021, that aspiration became reality.
“When we found out Charles was eligible to be selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we were eager to make a commemorative wine to celebrate the occasion,” said Intercept winemaker Amanda Gorter. “We wanted to create something special that truly embodied the sentiment of greatness from grape to glass.”
The 2018 Limited Edition Hall of Fame Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $150) – Woodson’s favorite varietal – is sourced from four premier districts in California’s Paso Robles AVA: Adelaida, Estrella, El Pomar, and Willow Creek. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine with bold tannins and exquisite structure, making this a wine that can be enjoyed today, or laid down to be aged and opened years from now.
Tasting notes of blackberry and mulberry are reminiscent of Woodson’s early years growing up in Fremont, Ohio, where he'd often be found climbing mulberry trees. This sensory experience truly completes the full circle of Woodson’s career that began in Ohio when he picked up his first pair of cleats and culminated when he was enshrined as a Hall of Famer in Canton, Ohio.