Why House of Cards Characters Love California Cabernet

Product placement is common practice in the television and film industry, but very rarely does wine enter the spotlight conversation. PlayStation and Apple products feature prominently in Netflix series House of Cards, but so does Chimney Rock’s cabernet sauvignon as Grape Collective discusses. The wine, from Napa’s Stags Leap district, sells for around $75 and has appeared at least three times as a favorite of the ruthless main characters, Frank and Claire Underwood. John Melfi, one of the show’s executive producers, is friends with the winemaker, Elizabeth Vianna, and thought her wines would make a good match saying, “There’s nothing subtle about Frank and Claire and nothing subtle about this wine.” [Grape Collective] [Photo: Netflix]