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We Tried The Official "Outlander" Wine And It Was So Good

Claire Randall vs. Claire Fraser.

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So when we heard there was going to be a wine collection based on Outlander, we had to try it.

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There are four wines based on different characters: Frank Randall, Claire Randall, Jamie Fraser, and of course, Claire Fraser.

We sat down to watch the season two finale and in a very important experiment, decided to rank our faves in the collection. Here's a little music to get you in the mood:

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And just so you're aware, Casey's go-to wine is usually a deep red while Sheridan loves white wine — the sweeter, the better.

First up was the Frank Randall, which is a 2015 Vin de Pays d'Oc Cabernet Sauvignon.

It's described as a "dense and brooding blend" that features "black currant, plum, and dark cherry flavors along with violet and dried herb notes, all balanced by a streak of acidity and a firm structure." That's so Frank.

How did it taste?

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Casey: Oh man, I love almost any cabernet so I had no problem drinking this baby. But I gotta be honest — this red was pretty basic, just like Frank. Listen, Frank is a good and reliable husband, but good and reliable doesn't always make for a luscious wine. Grade: B-

Sheridan: It has a quite bitter aftertaste — the wine probably just found out that its wife is pregnant with another wine's baby. Even though the flavors were dense, it still felt pretty light, which I appreciated. When someone offers me red wine, I usually want to scream and cry because I am very mature but if this was the only option, I'd drink it. Grade: B-

Next we tried the Claire Randall, a NV Vin Blanc French White Wine Blend.

This mix of Viognier and Pinot Gris is "feminine and elegant, yet shows plenty of substance and power." Unfortunately, Claire's 1940's wardrobe doesn't come with the bottle.

How did it taste?

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Casey: Claire Randall would be a bottle of white wine. It's elegant and sophisticated, but, let's be honest, B.O.R.I.N.G. But maybe I'm 100% biased because I'm Team Fraser and Team Red. (With that said, I could definitely see myself drinking a refreshing glass of this light wine on a hot day...while Iooking at a picture of Claire and Jamie together.) Grade: B-

Sheridan: I am a white wine connoisseur. And by connoisseur, I mean I drink $12 bottles of white wine from CVS on the regular. This one was...OK. Here's the thing, though, I like really, really, really sweet wine so this is probably just my juvenile taste buds wondering where the bubbles are. I wasn't excited by this, but I wasn't bored. It was fine. Grade: B

Then we tried the Jamie Fraser 2014 Paso Robles Red Blend.

This red blend is "ripe and juicy, with excellent natural acidity and clean, red-fruit flavors." Man, even a drawing of Jamie is beautiful.

How did it taste?

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Casey: NO, JAMIE, NO. DON'T DO THIS TO ME. I thought this was going to be the best wine of the bunch because it had Jamie Fraser on it. But, unfortunately, it was a little too meh because it lacked the variety of flavors I was hoping for. But, also, I'm not one to ever pass up any glass of red... Grade: C+/B-

Sheridan: I wanted to love this because JAMIE but it was a bit too strong for me. It turns out while I like my men brawny and intense, I like my wine much more wimpy. If you're into a really powerful red, then this would definitely be your signature wine. For people like me? Let me direct to you a lass named Claire Fraser. Grade: B-

And finally, we tried the Claire Fraser 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

According to the description, you should "indulge in the ripe black cherry and black raspberry flavors, with hints of cola and underbrush." This is also probably the closest you'll get to Claire's infamous red dress.

How did it taste?

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Casey: Damn, wine — you're tasty. But, I mean, how can you be disappointed with any wine that's associated with Claire's breathtaking dress? The flavor was deep and sultry, just like Claire and Jamie's relationship. And, yes, I do literally want to drink their love, so this was perfect. Grade: A+

Sheridan: This wine is so bleeping good. Drinking this reminded me of the first time Jamie said sassenach and I started crying because I realized there would never be a sound as beautiful and pure as that one right there. As previously stated, I don't really drink red wine but I would drink this ALL DAY. It was both warm and light — a delicate balance that drove my taste buds wild and made me chug a glass of wine like there was no tomorrow. Grade: A

You can purchase the Outlander Wine Collection from Lot18, in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, here! And you better hurry, there are only 2500 bottles of each wine available.

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