Bottle Rock: 4 Musician-Backed Wines, Ranked By a Master Sommelier

Master sommelier Laura Fiorvanti drinks her way through the good and the bad of musician-made vino.
By Christina Izzo ,

Sting

Il Palagio Message in a Bottle 2015

Photography by Peter Ardito

“The vintage is young and fruity with red plums and cherries. There’s also a little earthiness: a touch of tomato and herbs. It’s pretty good!”

Jon Bon Jovi

Diving into Hampton Water Rosé 2017

Photography by Peter Ardito

“It has fresh strawberry and raspberry notes, not any hint of candy. There’s not a lot of acid, but it’s well made. I hate the packaging, though.”

Olivia Newton-John

Newton-John Cellars Pink & Blue Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Photography by Peter Ardito

“An everyday, pour-yourself-aglass-at-night style of red with dark fruits like blackberries and black plums. There’s a bit of coffee, too.”

John Legend

LVE Chardonnay 2014

Photography by Peter Ardito

“There’s a burn in the nose when you first smell it, like it’s a fuller or richer wine. It smells like creamed corn and butter."

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