Just in time for cozying up in front of a roaring fire season, Pat Monahan has announced the ultimate gift for that Train mega-fan on your list: Drops of Jupiter wine. Yup, as a follow-up to his previous California-sourced range of Save Me wine range with the San Francisco Wine Co., Monahan has teamed with acclaimed winemaker James Foster for the $20 portfolio of wines sourced from some of the most beloved wine regions around the planet.
According to a release announcing the $20 bottles named after Train’s beloved hit, it offers a “potable interpretation of the song’s core message, which is simply — to embrace this life.” The collection includes a Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Southeastern Australia, a Pinot Noir from California’s emerging San Benito AVA on the Central Coast and a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s famed Marlborough region.
“As a touring artist and long-time wine enthusiast, I’ve had a unique opportunity to experience two of my biggest passions while traveling the world, performing for incredible international crowds and exploring wines from esteemed winegrowing regions across the globe,” said Monahan in a statement. “Thanks to the support and expertise of my co-pilot, James Foster, Drops of Jupiter is a dream come to life showcasing a diverse compilation of standouts from these grape explorations, including something you might not expect, all under one label.”
Foster, who has traveled the world for two decades making wines, said he made sure Drops of Jupiter’s offerings have the perfect taste profile. “Drops of Jupiter is the kind of project that reminds me what it is about making wine that I love so much – the possibilities are endless,” said Foster. “When Pat suggested the idea of a Cabernet from Australia, a perhaps unconventional place to source Cabernet, we dove in head first to the southeastern reaches of Australia where we discovered some of the most amazing, concentrated fruit we have ever tasted. And the resulting wine is just as rich and expressive as we imagined it would be.”
Proceeds from Drops of Jupiter will help support the non-profit Family House, which provides temporary housing for families of seriously ill children undergoing treatment at the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.