Paso Robles, California
What a fantastically spooktacular wine for the Halloween season. What drew me towards this particular bottle of Zinfandel was the label. Can you blame me? The embossed dead tree with a birds eyes glaring at you, screams Halloween. I am glad I took a chance and chose a bottle with a great label, because I loved this wine!
Paso Robles wines are often a second thought for most. Paso Robles is a fertile wine-growing region near Santa Barbara. While the soil is perfect for grapes, the weather is a bit unpredictable and extreme at times. So how does wacky weather affect the grapes? Well, it creates smaller than average grapes with a very concentrated flavor profile. This high-concentration creates wines that are rich and robust on your palate. Which is exactly what I want on a spooky October evening.
If you need some great wine for a Halloween get-together or just a night in, this is a great choice. The label alone could spark conversation at a dinner party. What bird is that? Why is it staring into your soul? What does it all mean?
“Bold Character Derived from Stubborn Patience.”
(Paso Creek Zinfandel Slogan)