Here is my final entry for the Halloween season. I have picked an appropriate wine more for the occasion than the quality. This is not to say the wine is bad, but it is not something you might seek out during the rest of the year. The wine is Werewolf Pinot Noir and the sale price is $7.99. It tastes like a rustic, light to medium bodied wine with substantial tannins. There are notes of tart strawberries, raspberries and sour cherries.
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“If you hear him howlin’ around your kitchen door, you better not let him in. A Little old lady got mutilated late last night… werewolves of London again.” -Warren Zevon Werewolves of London
It’s October and that means Halloween is coming. To honor one of my favorite holidays, I will be discussing an appropriately themed value wine each weekend. This weekend I am offering up Werewolf Merlot.
I must be honest; this is not the best of my offerings, but it is so kitschy, I couldn’t resist. Werewolf Merlot is actually produced in Transylvania, Romania. That’s right, in the Carpathian Mountains where garlic and silver could be your best friends. On the nose Werewolf is full of dark fruit, including plums and has a whiff of green pepper. The full body, strong unsweetened cherry and faint pepper notes make this a wine to drink casually or with a hearty fall stew.
Actually, in keeping with the theme, this wine would