Professional wrestling commentator Michael Cole, best known for his overuse of the term “vintage,” surprised friends today by employing the word to aptly describe a glass of 1974 Cabernet Sauvignon.
“Vintage wine!” hollered Cole, startling other patrons on a winery tour in Northern California, where Cole is vacationing with colleague and life-partner John Bradshaw Layfield.
Cole was referring to a glass of Napa Valley Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve — not, as is typically the case, to a signature maneuver performed by a WWE superstar (for example, “Vintage Orton” or “Vintage Kalisto” or “Vintage rookie making his NXT debut”).
The surprised sommelier nodded and assured Cole that the wine is indeed a lovely vintage, but that the winery discourages guests from shouting about it.
Cole then remarked that the wine has “an unctuous nose and a velvety finish that comes outta nowhere.”