Devilishly Delicious Halloween Wines

2014-10-13 17.03.19

Halloween Inspired Wines

With Halloween right around the corner, I have been searching for a few wines I could enjoy while passing out candy to the kiddos. While browsing the aisles at my local BevMo I was surprised with just how many wine labels are Halloween inspired. From a chardonnay labeled Ghost Pines to a red blend called Phantom, the list of spooky Halloween wines is endless. The three wines I decided to give a try are Boneshaker, The Velvet Devil, and Incognito. Boneshaker was by far my favorite out of the three. The aroma, flavor, and even the label all worked together nicely. At first glance you notice a skull, but as you examine the label a bit longer you notice the bicycle which makes up the skull’s eyes. This bicycle that you notice is actually called a velocipede and was given the nickname “boneshaker” due to the extreme discomfort this bicycle caused its riders. Boneshaker is a zinfandel out of Lodi, California. I may be a bit biased towards Boneshaker because I haven’t met a zin from Lodi, California that I haven’t loved. The Velvet Devil is smooth and luxurious just like velvet. This merlot is full-bodied with aromas of plum and dark cherries. Both The Velvet Devil and Boneshaker would complement a nice hearty meal. I would suggest a chunky two-bean and beef chili. (Yum!) I of course had to incorporate a white wine into my list of Halloween wines. Incognito, from the Michael David Winery, is a great, easy to drink white blend that will surely stand out at any Halloween party. This white blend tastes as good as it smells. With flavors of melon, apricot, and peach who could say no to this wonderfully crisp white blend. Incognito was so enjoyable, I would suggest savoring this wine all on its own. (At least that’s what I did) This is one white wine I will surely keep around through the winter months. All three Halloween inspired wines were devilishly delicious and you don’t have to be frightened by the prices of these wines, all three were under $20.

Until next week, cheers!

Boneshaker 2012 Zinfandel
Winery: Hahn Family Wines
Region: Lodi, California
88% Zinfandel
12% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol by Volume: 15%
Avg. Bottle Price: $18.99

The Velvet Devil 2012 Merlot
Winery: Charles Smith
Region: Washington State
90% Merlot
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Avg. Bottle Price: $10.99

Incognito 2012 White Wine Blend
Winery: Michael David Winery
Region: Lodi, California
Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Avg. Bottle Price: $14.99

(Image Credit): Vivino


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