Announcing the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir, Just in Time for Halloween
Dark Horse Comics and Portland, Oregon’s Stoller Family Estates Winery have collaborated to create the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir, which will be available on Halloween and is available for pre-order now.
“I can’t imagine a more fitting drink to both celebrate Mike Mignola‘s creative legacy and honor his most famous creation,” said Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse Comics. “And it’s only fitting that the first time that fans can raise a glass of Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir will be on Halloween.”
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dark Horse Comics on the special Hellboy wine,“ said Gary Mortensen, President of Stoller Family Estate. “It’s quite an honor to share our wine with such a passionate fan base and to be associated with the amazingly iconic character Hellboy.”
The the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir is a limited edition and will only be available domestically in the United States.
About the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir
This is a Pinot Noir, cultivated and crafted with the same passion and intensity that Mike Mignola has brought to the creation of Hellboy for over two decades. The perfect wine to pair with the next issue of the iconic Hellboy. This special bottling is the first in the Hellboy series. Our Reserve Pinot Noir is sourced from a selection of our best vineyard blocks and barrels in the cellar. It is barrel aged in French oak for 10 months prior to bottling and carefully blended from individual lots to articulate the vintage.
The 2011 growing season was one for the record books– a true miracle harvest producing age-worthy wines with remarkable color, vibrancy and balance. Oregon’s Willamette Valley experienced the coolest spring and summer on record, so for a time it looked as though ripening would be a challenge. September brought warm, dry weather, which allowed the grapes to reach the final stage of ripening. We began harvest on October 13 and completed our latest harvest on record in early November.
The wine label for the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir features an illustration by legendary HELLBOY creator Mike Mignola and Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart which originally appeared as the cover for the classic comic book HELLBOY: THE SLEEPING AND THE DEAD #2.