So I was finally able to taste the “Vampire” Cabernet Sauvignon wine thanks to my buddy Esquie (aka Pam) – she lives just down the block and figured we’d bust it open to toast our weirdness and of course shower some good luck on the novel. I have to say I was wary given my experience with “Werewolf” also reviewed on this site, you know where I said that I thought I’d been sledge-hammered? Yep, that one. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised. Vampire was fruity and not too heavy, not as you’d expect from a wine named after a blood-drinking fiend. It was pretty decent, definitely a “quaffing” wine, and no ring around the lips! Huzzah! No hangover either.
Would I recommend it? Sure, if just for the excitement of opening a bottle with such a cool name. Vampire versus Werewolf? Vampire hands down in this case. Although I do have to note that the Werewolf wine was from Romania while Vampire was from good old California (grown in the Paso Robles region of California’s Central Coast). Try it, like I said, it’s pretty decent, and it’s supposedly wined by actual vampires. Or so they say on their site. I’ll let you know if I wake up with a taste for blood and a fear of light – my very own Lost Boys transformation.
If you’re over 21, please drink responsibly.