Former Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens has partnered with Lasorda Family Wines, a family wine business of Norristown native and Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, to create a new wine label called Eighty-One, writes Pat Ralph for the Philly Voice.
The name comes from Owens’ playing days when he wore No. 81 during his long NFL career.
The cabernet sauvignon is described as “ripe black cherry and cinnamon stick aromas, leading to a palate of plum preserves, dark chocolate, and spicy toasted oak.”
The wine was harvested in California vineyards and aged for 18 months using a combination of European and American Oak. A standard bottle will cost $39 while an autographed bottle will be $135.
The domain name for the label – 81vino.com – is also a tribute to Owens’ good friend, the late Kobe Bryant. The Lower Merion High School and L.A. Lakers basketball legend once famously scored 81 points in a single game. Bryant also earned the “Vino” moniker later in his career to represent that he got better with age, just like wine.
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