Tuesday, October 20, 2015

spooky spirits

a festive alternative to pumpkin beer is a well-themed bottle of red wine, whether you're drinking at home [while watching hocus pocus] or bringing as a hostess gift to a halloween party - I've got five seasonal picks for you! 

add a gift tag to the bottle, but nix the decorative bag since these bottles speak for themselves. holidays aside, I've been non-stop drinking the spellbound petite sirah after discovering it at pour bistro in brookhaven a few weeks ago. the notes of cherry and vanilla make it the perfect, luscious fall choice.

bogle phantom red three distinctive varietals combine lush berry and fierce spice into a wine characterized by its incandescence. deeply luscious and succulent blackberries ignite this vintage of rich ruby apparition. aromas of anise and sweet fig are embraced by touches of black pepper.

7 deadly zins zinfandel a sinful blend indeed! vibrant, sweet bouquet of raspberry jam, molasses and cinnamon toast evoke the senses of carefree youthful nights. excellent oak integration provides silken tannins and spice to pair with unrestricted wild berry fruit.

witching hour red blend behold the witching hour has been bottled with its deep flavors of dark cherries and vanilla. this lusty wine with deep flavors is sure to consume your senses.

spellbound petite sirah intensity of color, rich black and brambly fruits, vanilla bean and roasting coffee aromatics are complemented by remarkable approachability. crafted to unleash dark and luscious characteristics, while managing tannins to deliver an opulent and juicy petite sirah. this lush yet easy-drinking wine provides intense berry character, with superb texture.

hob nob wicked red limited edition a complex and intense nose with aromas of roasted coffee, mocha, toasted hazelnut, and spicy notes embellished with hints of orange zest and orange flower. on the palate this wine is rich, warm, and flavorful with a smooth texture.

all wines can be found at total wine, tasting notes from totalwine.com

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