Halloween is right around the corner and there are plenty of wines at your local wine shop with labels that work perfectly for the season. Here are some wines that pair with creep-tastic costume parties, trick-or-treating with neighborhood parents, or just relaxing like the dead at home.
#1 Villa Jolanda Halloween Spumante
I always say, you can never go wrong with bubbles! This delightful sparkler from Italy is bright and juicy. It is an Extra Sec, meaning it has a small amount of sweetness that makes it easy drinking and fun to pair with Halloween candy.
#2. The Prisoner Blindfold, $25
The Prisoner Blindfold is a unique blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc with Rhone varietals – Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne. It has a toasty base of Chardonnay layered with flavors of pineapple, tangerine and grapefruit.
#3. Phantom Chardonnay, $13
Bogle Vineyards’ Phantom Chardonnay is a hauntingly delicious, full bodied wine. It has all of those yummy Fall flavors of baked apple pie, vanilla, caramel and butter along with mango, pineapple and toasty oak.
#4. Owen Roe Sinister Hand, $25
Sinister Hand is a GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) blend from Washington State’s Columbia Valley. It is spicy and dark with black cherry, strawberry and vanilla notes. It has noticeable chewy tannins, a touch of pepper and some earthiness.
#5. Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon, $15
Fruit for Ghost Pines is sourced from Napa, Sonoma and Lake Counties, with each area bringing its own unique characteristics. This creates a complex and balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon. Ghost Pines is a rich wine offering intense blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry aromas along with notes of toasty oak, vanilla, and toasted nuts.