Whether you are looking for wine fit for an upscale Halloween event or preparing for a beautiful Fall gathering, the transition to chillier weather calls for a selection of wine fit for the upcoming Autumn season. Rich and complex in flavors these, Fall wines are sure to bring personality to your every occasion.
Spoken Barrel Meritage Red Blend
Rich in flavors of bright red fruit, toasty oak, smoke, chocolate, and citrus rind, this Barrel Meritage Red Blend is a perfect pair for any halloween event, with its black garnet color. The fresh fruit aromas of blueberry and red plum with notes of leather, black licorice and deep roasted oak are accentuated with every mouthfeel. Available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
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Perfect to elevate your upcoming adult Halloween celebration Blindfold 2016 creates a bold and intriguing blend of juicy citrus and butterscotch flavors, balanced with a vibrant richness. This wine blends several interesting varieties of wines to include: Chardonnay, Roussanne, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Muscat, and Vermentino. (SRP $32)
The Prisoner 2016
Looking to complete the table settings for an eerie Halloween shindig, The Prisoner 2016 sets the bench-mark for high-end red blends. This full-bodied classic incorporates Zinfandel with an unlikely mix of Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Charbono and an enticing aroma of Bing Cherry, espresso and roasted fig which has earned it recognition amongst casual drinkers and wine critics alike. (SRP $47)
Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel 2015
With an inky black color, the 2015 Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel provides aromas of dark fruits, licorice, dark chocolate as well as black pepper and is perfect as we approach the season of pumpkin pie and family dinners. The structure and weight of this wine is nothing short of extraordinary and is perfect for the transition to chillier weather. (SRP $39)
2016 Velvet Devil Merlot
Sinister in name, the 2016 Velvet Devil Merlot features an unsettling pitchfork on the label making it perfect for a night of wicked fun. With the spookiest day of the year amongst us, this merlot offers a pure deep combination of flavors so delicious you’ll think the devil made it himself. (SRP $12.99; available nationwide)
Equinox Red Blend
Make a toast at your upcoming Halloween celebration this Fall with the Equinox Red Blend. Leading with Merlot, this wine showcases Petit Sirah grapes, resulting in supple notes of juicy red and black fruit matched with intriguing spice, herb, and oak tones. Perfect for celestial imbibers and happy hour enthusiasts alike who enjoy a hearty glass of red wine, the Equinox Red Blend embodies the spirit of Halloween. (SRP $16, available nationwide and at www.bonterra.com)