No Trick: Ghoulishly Tasty Reds for Halloween

All Hallows Eve is a night of mystery and disguise, tricks and treats, frights and fetes. To get in a ghastly good mood, fill your glass and channel Bela Lugosi with some bloody delicious reds. Whether you’re joining in the revelry or avoiding the things that go bump in the night, these treats are far better than stuffing your gullet with candy corn.

Bogle Vineyards “Phantom,” Old Vine Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Mouvedre
: Notes of juicy boysenberry and black fruit are deepened with aromas of pipe tobacco and black pepper. Seductive,
intense and luscious, the wine’s character is truly an apparition, elusive at first but reveals its red fruit as it opens. Two years in American oak capture and concentrate the essence of the three unique varietals.

Red Heads Studio, “Yard Dog” Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot blend: Howling with pepper and feral with dark fruit, this masculine blend is a playful twist on France’s Bourdeaux blends. Masculine, dark and brooding, this wine is Mr. Rochester to Bourdeaux’s polished Mr. Darcy.

Charles Smith, “Velvet Devil” Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington: Winemaker Charles Smith’s Devil is the captured essence of a 1920s rake, full of swagger and smooth bravado. On first taste, you’ll be convinced to walk on the wild side: elegant tannins from the touch of Cabernet Sauvignon elevates this Merlot, providing backbone for juicy, dark fruit. Lush as velvet, this red is one hell of a good time!

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