With Halloween upon us, it’s time to take the necessary precautions in preparation for the mayhem and madness. This may include stocking up on candy for the neighborhood kiddies, egg proofing the house for the neighborhood hooligans, getting your last minute make shift costume together for the big Halloween party, and making sure you are loaded up on enough Halloween appropriate wine for the weekend.
With the Vampire craze in this country, it is only fitting that there is a Vampire Vineyards to match. Located in Paso Robles, California, they are actually putting out some really nice, affordable wines. They produce wine from most of the popular varietals, including reds, whites, roses and even a Dracula Zinfandel for all the ZinHeads out there. Most of the wines run in the $10 range and are blood sucking good deals at that price point.
If you’re feeling a little malicious this Halloween, than maybe the Evil Cabernet from R Wines is more your speed. 100% Cabernet from grapes grown in 3 of the better known areas of Australia, this wine is also a solid value for around $10-13. Lots of fresh berry aromas while smooth and soft on the palate. This one could even turn into one of your everyday wines, if you can handle the immorality.
Be sure to have the antidote if you dare drink the PoiZin from the Armida Winery in Sonoma. Not cheap at around $25, but the cool label and even better quality wine make this Zinfandel a great gift to bring to parties, or to enjoy with a rare and bloody piece of beef. Check out a Halloween inspired tasting video for this one by clicking the link here.
For those in search of a top tier wine with a little Halloween twist, look no further than the Ghost Block Cabernet from Oakville in Napa. The winery is certified organic, and this Cab is nothing short of sinful! Typical of the wines of the area it’s loaded with dark black fruit carrying firm tannic structure surrounded by tobacco and vanilla nuances. It will run around $50-60, but what better excuse to splurge than Halloween. You will certainly be the “after-life” of the party with this wine in hand.