If you're going to play trick or treat with your wine-drinking buddies, this is as good a weekend as any to do it.
I hadn't given Halloween or tricks and treats much thought until our tasting yesterday. One wine caught my fancy, the Erna Schein 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The label has a somber portrait of an old man and his dog, which is resting its head on his shoulder.
The spooky label.
The wine, happily, wasn't solemn, but rather terrific, rich and layered. But with no information on the front label I spun it around to learn it's called the Cemetery, an odd name perhaps until you consider where the grapes come from, a small, five-acre vineyard near the St. Helena Cemetery. The winery appropriately describes it as hauntingly delicious.
I've inspired myself to pick out a wine or two from my collection of "regrettable collectibles" (which I'll talk about another time)—odd wines or labels that somehow got lodged in my collection (i.e. cemetery) for no good reason and have gone unopened. Time to set their spirits free? Do you have any or cellar cemetery wines, or favorite "Halloween" bottlings—scary or otherwise?
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