Halloween has already snuck up on us Ipun intended). Time to start picking out the perfect bottle to serve at your Halloween party or while you’re handing out treats to the neighborhood. With the help of our friend Kira from Johnson Brothers we have picked out several fun wines that have a little Halloween inspiration to them.
Wines we will feature include...
Shingleback Black Bubbles
Deep garnet in color with vibrant magenta bubbles. Aromas of concentrated blackcurrant with hints of licorice, spice and dark cherries. Creamy bubbles and luscious sweetness envelop the plump blackberry mid-palate, which is enhanced with hints of savory development. The long sweet fruit finish is balanced with fine tannin and acidity.
2011 Ghost Pines Chardonnay
The Ghost Pines Chardonnay possesses expressive fruit-forward characters, the result of sourcing only Premium fruit from three of California's most recognized Chardonnay appellations: Sonoma, Monterey and Napa Counties. Modern winemaking techniques allow this wine to express characters of baked apple, pear and lemon cream accented by an elegant and sweet vanilla finish.
Ghost Pines Red Blend
Ghost Pines Red Blend showcases the complexity and balance that the right combination of the right grapes can achieve. The Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in this blend act as the stoic Dr. Jekyll, while the Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Sangiovese are a classic Hyde: assertive, aggressive and maybe even a little disturbed. Aromas of blueberry and blackberry pie are framed nicely by salted caramel, spice and truffle notes. Rich and full-bodied, this blend offers chewy tannins and a long, luscious finish.
Bright red cherry fruit and black pepper tempt you to take that sip, with hints of brawny juniper, rich blackberry and briary boysenberry in the background. Succulent in mouthfeel, the wine showcases its versatile grape varietals: Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre. Aged for over 24 months in 1 and 2 year old American oak, tones of spicy vanilla and toasted coconut moderate the firm tannins and create a focused and intense finish. Enjoy this passionate and commanding red wine, yet another vintage impossible to ignore.
Carnivore Red Wine
A unique combination of full-bodied flavors with finesse. This rich Cabernet shows hints of blackberry, caramel, roast coffee and toasted oak. The finish is smooth and refined.