5 Wines to Boost Your Halloween Vibes

We’ve all bought wine because of a cool label. Sometimes it’s a great wine, and we’re glad we can remember it next time we’re in the shop. But sometimes…it’s just a great label. These six Halloween-appropriate wines have the visuals and the taste.


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Ravenswood Besieged

Ravenswood Besieged

Ravenswood Besieged

Ravenswood Besieged

This bold red blend lives up to the promise of the fantastic label. It’s dramatic, with dark fruit that will accompany any antipasto platter while working beautifully with dark chocolate (whether set out at the party or snagged from your kid’s loot).

Price: Around $16, varies by seller

 


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Vampire Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Vampire Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Vampire Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Vampire Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Tiny capes! If you can find them, they’re clearly a must. But these two Vampire varietals are worth offering at your party even without the Dracula duds. The pinot is light but has enough fruit and depth to make it flexible for whatever you’re serving, and the chardonnay delivers the characteristic oak and butter without having too much of either.

Price: Around $14 each, varies by seller

 


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Blindfold from The Prisoner Wine Company

Blindfold from The Prisoner Wine Company

Blindfold from The Prisoner Wine Company

Blindfold from The Prisoner Wine Company

This white blend is classy enough for a proper dinner before the costume party. But the scent of vanilla and citrus and taste of peach made us think to save a little to pair with candies of the fruity variety.

Price: Around $32, varies by seller


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Casillero del Diablo Devil’s Collection Reserve

Casillero del Diablo Devil’s Collection Reserve

Casillero del Diablo Devil’s Collection Reserve

Casillero del Diablo Devil’s Collection Reserve

This red is the perfect handing-out-candy wine. The nose had blackberry and cherry and a touch of sulfur that made it seem like it would “drink big.” But it was surprisingly smooth. Absolutely sippable all night (between doorbell rings).

Price: Around $15, varies by seller


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7 Moons Dark Side Red Blend

7 Moons Dark Side Red Blend

7 Moons Dark Side Red Blend

7 Moons Dark Side Red Blend

A red blend that is dry enough for your cheese plate but has a touch of sweetness that can carry you through to the fun-size bars.

Price: Around $13, varies by seller