LeBron James is the MVP of Sunday Night Wine

A sure-fire NBA Hall of Famer, LeBron James' work with a corkscrew is just as impressive. See his drool-worthy wine lineup from a recent weekend.
LeBron James, possibly celebrating finding a really nice single-vineyard Bordeaux at a boutique wine shop in Akron—with a case discount / Getty

Basketball superstar LeBron James knows good wine. Take one look at the Cleveland Cavaliers not-so-small forward’s recent Instagram post, shared on SB Nation, and you will see iconic wines from Burgundy, Napa and Italy, plus a sneaky Willamette Valley wine with a lot of indie cred. It’s an eclectic mix of recent vintages and a couple wines that have hit the ten- and twenty-year mark.

The (visible) lineup:

A Sampling of the Sunday Night Wines of LeBron James

White Wine

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 2014 Morgeot-Les Fairendes Premier Cru (Chassagne-Montrachet)

Red Wine

Mayacamas 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mount Veeder)

Antica Terra 2014 Antikythera Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

Corison 2014 Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Giuseppe Quintarelli 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Brand 2014 Brio (Napa Valley)

Tenuta San Guido 1997 Sassicaia (Bolgheri Sassicaia)

Important to note: Do not be condescending or patronizing while discussing wine with King James on social media. As the man himself says above, “P.S. don’t talk to me about wine like u [sic] know it if you really don’t know what you’re talking about. Seriously!”

So which of LeBron’s bottles would you like to share with him the most? Also, if you’re looking for wines to share with LeBron someday we suggest you look at our Top 100 Cellar Selections for 2017.

Published on November 28, 2017
Topics: Sports + Wine

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