Halloween is here and with it comes spooks and goblins and lots of wicked things. October 31st is the night of the dead; and scary movies and little-ones knocking on your door for candy.
But after all the excitement, even the meanest ghoul has to relax, kick back and enjoy the rest of the fiendishly scary night. That’s where the proper wine comes in. If the Frankenstein Monster had been served the proper beverage, well; who knows what might have happened.
So to kick off your evening, I have amassed a few wines for you to consider. Mind you, not all of these wines are fit for human consumption; but hey, you be the judge.
We start off our evening with a 2011 Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon “Oakville”. This wine is to die for! It is certified organic, fiendishly delicious and will totally slay most any other wines you might have lurking around. I stake your life on it!
Next, for your consideration, is The Phantom. This is a zinfandel based wine that sneaks its way onto the shelves during the dead of night. It just sits there, watching you. Only those that know of the mystical flavors in this wine will ever partake of its glory. I know it’s secrets. Do you?
I think next we should scare up some Ghost Pines Red Blend. This mystical blend is chocked full of dark berry, cedar and devilishly spicy flavors. Drink this wine with the lights on!
The 2009 D’Arenberg “Dead Arm” Shiraz will make you wish for another few hours of darkness. This firm wine is full of rugged tannins and bright berry notes that only the die-hard wine drinker will enjoy. Are you brave enough to venture down under and sip this brew from the bowels of Australia?
Then we have Vampire Cabernet. A blood red concoction of flavors from the underworld. I recommend that you stay away from this one. Stay away Charlotte; stay away!
The night would not be complete without a few deadly zins. 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel is a sinful blend that evokes the senses of a carefree youthful night. But don’t be fooled, a zin is a zin.
Lastly, coming to your rescue, is the 2012 Archangel Pinot Noir. This is an upbeat and fruit forward wine that captures the palate with gusts of young fruit and blasts of bright cedar. This one needs some time, but when it unfurls it’s wings, you will feel it’s warm glow.
As the moon shines overhead, enjoy your evening, scare up a few fiends and have a night to die for! Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!