Your favorite bald baker, Food Network’s Duff Goldman, has recently launched a dessert wine in collaboration with Club W, a monthly wine club.
Steel Kitten, as it was named by Goldman himself, was born from a desire “to create something soft and cuddly like a kitten, but with an element of roughness and hardness,” said Brian Smith, chief wine officer and co-founder of Club W. “The result is a late harvest, port style Syrah that’s fruity, dense, and tough as nails.”
The result, a “big, bold, and sugary sweet red” with notes of date, raisin, and dark fruit, is meant to be enjoyed on its own or paired with dessert, of course. In his own workshop, Goldman even created the label inspiration for Steel Kitten, a copper-welded cat.
On Club W’s blog, you can see Goldman’s creative process, plus photos of his visit to the winery in Santa Barbara, California, where the Ace of Cakes showed up to help crush the grapes and fortify the wine.