Sink your fangs into Vampire Cabernet, a spooky Halloween party wine

This time of year is ripe for ghosts, ghouls and scary tales, but don’t let witches brew distract you from great inexpensive wines. Halloween screams for some scary and spooktacular vino, and one of my all time favorites to drink on Halloween night is Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon. Vampire — like its counterpart, Dracula Wine — was at one time made in Transylvania, but has now moved operations to Paso Robles; that just bites, no pun intended.

Half the fun of drinking Vampire was the storied location where it was made. Thankfully, the change in venue has not resulted in ghastly juice.

I’m first enticed by the aromas of blood-red, ripe fruit. The scent calls to me and I can't resist taking a small nibble, er, sip of the garnet colored liquid swirling in the glass. On the first taste I'm hit with a lip smacking, succulent flavor, with a finish leaving me wanting more. Just one thing to do: