Savanna Samson has never really been your typical porn star with typical tastes and interests and that has never been more true than when she decided to have her own line of fine wine and her wine has been getting a lot of press lately. The first news is that well, a porn star with her own private labeled wine but then even more impressive is that it got extremely high ratings by wine critics.
The world of wine-making has long attracted celebrities who want try their hands at producing a virtuous vintage, including the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Jerry Garcia and even Olivia Newton-John. But I don’t think many ever thought a porn star would ever be interested in such a thing.
But Savanna Samson has gone further than simply slapping a sexy label on some cheesy out of the box Chardonnay. Instead her Italian red wine was like everything she does, only the highest quality. In fact, most recently it was given 90 to 91 out of 100 by Robert Parker, a wine guru and by now should be available in restaurants across New York including Restaurant Daniel, considered by many to be the city’s best restaurant and winner of myriad awards. Robert Parker has been called the most influential wine critic in the world, and a score of 90 to 95 denotes “an outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character.”
What most people don’t know is that Savanna Samson and the Pope have something in common and that is that they share a wine maker. They both use a respected wine maker, Italy’s Roberto Cipresso to produce their private label wine. Savanna went to Tuscany and tasted dozens of Cipresso’s Italian-grown varieties, then she selected a mix of 70 percent Cesanese, 20 percent Sangiovese and 10 percent Montepulciano making up her unique blend and a taste all her own.
Savanna Samson’s wine is called Sogno Uno (Dream One) and there are plans to make a white Sogno Due (Dream Two) and a champagne in the future. The wine is considered a premium wine and only 400 cases of the 2004 vintage have been produced.
June 2008 – Savanna Samson’s third wine, another fabulous red (“Sogno Tre”) will be available soon. About this wine Savanns Samson says … “In the grand tradition of my Sogno series, this rich red would be an amazing complement to your next dinner party…or even your next night “in” with your lover and one of my movies!” And all of Savanna Samson’s wines are now available from SavannaWine.com.