Like last year, we brought wines with haunted or spooky labels and themes. I didn't manage to get pictures of all of them, and a week later, I barely remember what they tasted like, but I can at least give you a rundown of what we've got pictured:
- Twisted Pinot Grigio: This is a citrusy white wine that says it's "an enchanting taste of summer, regardless of the season." I don't remember loving it or hating it; I barely remember it, so that's gotta mean something, right?
- Bogle Phantom: This is a blend of petit syrah, zinfandel and mourvedre, and a favorite of ours. We had Bogle Phantom last year as well, and it's a great, drinkable wine. I personally love blends.
- Garnache de Fuego: (not pictured). The web site says it's smoky cherry meets licorice and chocolate. I don't remember, to be honest!
- Twisted Cabernet Sauvignon: This is a smoky, oaky wine with hints of vanilla, which I love. I like cabs, plain and simple.
- Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon: This was also a blend, of mostly cab with merlot and syrah. I seem to remember it being spicy.
- Apothic Red: This was another blend of syrah, merlot and zinfandel, with hints of vanilla and chocolate. I love those smooth, oaky vanilla-y reds, so I liked it.
The group: an 80s jazzerciser, Mrs. Freddie Krueger, an angel, Snooki, Dorothy, a Frenchman, a devil and a luau attendee. I had to scramble to come up with a costume and then remembered my Francophile self has striped shirts out the wazoo and the perfect red beret, so Frenchman it was. Quite appropriate for wine club, if I do say so myself.
Have fun on your Halloween weekend!