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Top 6 Scary-Good Wines for Halloween: Wine 101

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The ghouls are beginning to crawl out, spiderwebs are getting tangled, decorations and candy abound — we’re definitely getting into the “spirit” of Halloween. If your plans have you getting in costume and heading out to an (adult-oriented) Halloween bash, why not arrive with a bottle of Halloween-appropriate wine in hand?

 

Finding a good wine for Halloween isn’t always easy. A spooky label is a good start — and there are plenty of wines we can recommend with spooky labels. They may look scary (and even have a frightening back story to boot), but they are delicious.

 

Here’s our count down of the top six scary-good wines for Halloween:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Gray Ghost Chardonnay

halloween winesAnything with ghost in the name deserves a nod on Halloween. Named for a long-dead Confederate colonel, the wine may not have quite a paranormal association, but it certainly has a haunting history.

 

The Chardonnay from this Virginia winery offers flavors of oak and tropical fruit and pairs well with poultry, seafood and pasta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon

halloween winesWith ties to Transylvania, this wine has a bit of a bite to it. The label will certainly make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, but don’t be afraid to try it!

 

Hailing from Paso Robles, California, this Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with a bit of Merlot and Syrah to make it an easy-to-drink option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. The Velvet Devil Merlot

halloween winesThere’s always got to be a little devil at any good party, right? We recommend trying this deliciously sweet red wine for starters.

 

Flavors of chocolate and raspberry come together in this Merlot from Columbia Valley in Washington state. You might even detect a little spice — which seems appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Misfit Wine Company “Brujeria” Red Wine

halloween winesThe spooky eyes of the monster on this wine label will have you wondering if you’re being watched all night long.

 

The fruit flavors in this red wine blend (from Clare Valley in Australia) might ease your fears a bit and will certainly make your guests happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Ghost Pines Chardonnay

halloween winesThe name and label of this wine communicate a very haunting starkness that could almost be the setting for a scary ghost story.

 

What better way to tell a ghost story than in front of a fire drinking a glass of Chardonnay from Napa Valley? Its flavors of baked apple and lemon will chase off those goosebumps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Slaughterhouse Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

halloween winesThe name of this wine is chilling enough. But one peek at the terrifying label will have you shivering in terror.

 

Named for a dilapidated slaughterhouse located on the California vineyard where this wine is produced, the winery is actually a small operation. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious selection that any masked partygoer will enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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