“Children of the night… what beautiful music they make!”
This weekend is the conclusion of our Halloween wine picks. It is only appropriate that we finish with one of the greatest supernatural creatures of all time: the vampire. In the wine world, Vampire is an inexpensive label that produces a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir, a Merlot and of course the bloodiest of the bunch, a Cabernet Sauvignon. These wines come from California, predominately Napa, although at one time these wines were actually produced in Transylvania, Romania.
The 2010 Vampire Cab is full bodied, aged in oak with small amounts of Merlot and Syrah that add some structure, smoothness and give it a slight bite (Ha!) Classic cherry and vanilla notes are complimented by subtle spice. At $8.99 a bottle you simply can’t pass up this Halloween treat. Try this with pasta and red sauce or better yet a bloody rare steak. (Really!)
P.S. This could also work with left over Halloween candy that you lifted from your kid’s bag.