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Gray Ghost Chardonnay
Anything 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. Chardonnay from this Virginia winery offers flavors of oak and tropical fruit and pairs well with poultry, seafood and pasta.
The 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.
Vampire Pinot Noir
With 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 this wine! Hailing from Paso Robles, California, this Pinot Noir is vibrantly red -- a nice touch for a Halloween beverage. The flavors are also quite crowd-pleasing, including fruits, like sweet strawberry, and a hint of oakiness.
The Velvet Devil Merlot
There’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.
Ghost Pines Cabernet Sauvignon
The 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 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley? Its flavors of dark berry and mild oak will chase off those goosebumps.