With the leaves donning their autumnal hues and the air turning crisp, one can't help but sense that Halloween is drawing near. It's that mystical season when costumes, sweet treats, and eerie adornments command our attention. But what if we shared with you a way to transcend the usual Halloween revelry? A Halloween-themed wine tasting event – an extraordinary and enchanting opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of the season, all while savoring exquisite wines. We've carefully selected these eerie yet exquisite wines to perfectly match the chilly ambiance of the fall season, setting the stage for the first step towards opening the door to the impending holiday festivities
Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot 2020
This outstanding wine presents a velvety, opulent texture and boasts a sumptuous, intricate flavor spectrum. Its concentrated notes of black fruit, cedar, tobacco, and cassis blend harmoniously, crafting a wine that epitomizes both richness and purity.
The Prisoner Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
The wine exudes youthful vibrancy and a sense of freshness, offering a bouquet infused with blackberry, blackcurrants, and a subtle undertone of olive tapenade. On the palate, it unfolds with further dark stone fruit accents, delicate hints of clove, and dried herbs, all embraced by gentle yet well-defined tannins.
The Prisoner 2019
The resurgence of captivating blends emerges as Zinfandel joins an unexpected ensemble, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono. Vivid scents of ripe raspberry, vanilla, and coconut gracefully transition into a medley of flavors, featuring both fresh and sun-dried blackberry, pomegranate, and vanilla. These elements harmonize beautifully, resulting in a velvety and indulgent finish.
Shatter Grenache 2021
A joint venture between Joel Gott and Charles Bieler, Shatter is an exploration of Grenache and its unique terroir. Thus far, its focus has been solely on ancient, rain-fed Grenache vines thriving in the schist-laden, scorching Maury Valley of France's Roussillon region.
Cloaked in an intense, inky black hue, this wine reveals a symphony of flavors and scents, marked by dominant notes of black currant, an enticing medley of spices, and hints of cured meats, complemented by subtle coffee undertones from gently toasted barrels. Throughout the tasting experience, an underlying mineral essence, attributed to the schist soil, persists, infusing the wine with that distinctive iron-like quality. The palate is an embodiment of purity and potency, effortlessly balancing a robust structure with a unified, enduring backbone.