Don’t be afraid, you can enjoy some great wine on Halloween! We sampled Halloween wine from Flora Springs Winery in Napa Valley, and were pleased with the results. The wine was sent as a courtesy sample from the winery, as always, the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
Halloween Wine From Flora Springs Winery in Napa Valley
Sure, the focus of Halloween tends to be candy. But I’m not much of a sweet tooth, so the concept of Halloween wine sounds good to me! So I was all for sampling Halloween Wine from Flora Springs Winery in Napa when their Halloween wine sampler landed on my doorstep.
Halloween wine is a good fit for Flora Springs. The winery was founded on the property of a “Ghost Winery”, a term used for California wineries built between 1860 and 1900 but then abandoned in the early 20th century due to Prohibition.
I’d previously samples three Cabernet Sauvignons from Flora Springs for Cabernet Day, so I was curious to dig into this sample pack to try a Cab alongside two other wines they produce. Here’s what I found:
2013 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Harvest Witch ($50, 14.2 % ABV) I got lavender on the nose, juicy blackberry fruit, with a touch of oak and vanilla. Good plush mouthfeel. This Halloween wine was good to sip on its own, but even better when we paired with our Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Mushroom Sauce!
2014 All Hallow’s Eve Cabernet Franc ($50, 14.2% ABV) This Halloween wine is 100% Cabernet Franc, sourced from a Rutherford lot in Napa Valley. This wine has cherry fruit and a bit of that classic green bell pepper one tends to find in Cab Francs. The wine has a very nice finish, and I thought it was perfect with a simple frozen pizza we had to wrap up a busy work week. Halloween night wine perhaps?
2014 Ghost Winery Malbec ($55, 14.0% ABV) This Napa Valley Halloween wine, 100% Malbec, has a nose of violets, menthol and underbrush. I tasted tart cherry and chocolate, a good combination. I sometimes pair Malbec with Mexican or other food with some spice, so I decided to match it up with some seitan with onions and peppers. I was pleased with the pairing. Stay tuned for the recipe details!
Ordering Halloween Wine
Any of these bottles would make a great Halloween wine! You can really get yourself ready for Halloween wine You by ordering “Flora’s Spooky Six-Pack”, with two bottles of each of these Halloween wines, for $299 and save on the per bottle price.