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Add Spooky Presence with Bloody-Good Red Wine Wrapped in Eerie Labels

Blended beauties that reek of mystery, and outstanding layers of flavor. We picked a trio of blood-red wines to accompany your Halloween or Day of the Dead party.

[1] Bacio Divino Cellars 2012 Napa Valley Artful Red Wine We added a shot of this intense Cabernet Sauvignon to our signature cocktail for its robust notes, and deep red color. Tasting Notes: rich, black fruit flavors, silky tannins and exceptionally long, elegant finish. $80. baciodivino.com

[2] Jeff Cohn Cellars 2012 The Imposter From the vineyard known for its unusual aging containers, comes this fruit-forward blend. This one is mixed: 54% Zinfandel, 19% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah, 6% Alicante Bouschet, 4% Grenache, 3% Carignane, 1% Viognier. Whew. This wine sat for 11 months in a large format concrete tank, and a Foudre (thick-walled barrel), and 300-600 liter oak barrels. Tasting notes: Plum and cherry, and blackberry liqueur. $35. jeffcohncellars

[3] 2013 Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend Sonoma County
Dark and ominous artwork decorate the label of Besieged, the first wine in Ravenswood’s new Storyteller Series. This artwork is a nod to Ravenswood’s very first harvest, recalling a circling flock of ravens that taunted winemaker Joel Peterson. A unique blend of Petite Sirah, Carignane and Zinfandel grapes with notes of blackberry, black cherry, and plum spiced with cardamom. Peppery. $22. shop.ravenswoodwinery.com

See more recipes and ideas for a Halloween or Day of the Dead celebration in 19 Spooky Harvest