Fit for a Countess: New Downton Abbey Wines Inspired by Lady Cora

01/07/2015 at 05:52 PM ET

Downton Wines
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The return of Downton Abbey means more Crawley family drama, more costumes to drool over and more character-themed wine, of course.

The show’s modern, American-born Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern)— wife of British aristocrat Robert Crawley — is the latest source of inspiration for Downton Abbey Wines new line of vino.

The Countess of Grantham Collection features a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon both crafted with California grapes. The pair joins the existing collection of Downtown Abbey Wines — a Bordeaux “Blanc” white wine and a “Claret” red wine.

You can find the wines for $15 a bottle at select grocery stores and wine retailers throughout the U.S.

What’s in store for future vintages? Something that highlights the Dowager Countess’s dry wit, we hope.

—Nancy Mattia

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