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Fall, Fun, and Wine!

Now that fall is officially here we can take a little bit of time to enjoy the changing of the seasons. Fall colors, the beginnings of cool weather, and the sounds of the leaves falling all allow us ways to embrace a new season.  All of these are complimented by various festivals and activities in Colorful Colorado around this time of the year and, as always, seasonally appropriate wine.

If you’re looking for a way to get out of the house, maybe go for a drive, and embrace the autumn air of Colorado, here are a few activity and festival recommendations!

Elk Fest (Estes Park, CO): Oct. 3–4, 2015

Chile & Frijoles Festival (Pueblo, CO): Sept. 25–27, 2015

Telluride Horror Show (Telluride, CO): Oct. 16–18, 2015

Colorado Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch List

unWined Painting Halloween and Costume Party: Oct. 31st

After you get back from a day of checking out the beautiful aspen trees, visiting pumpkin patches, getting new halloween decorations, or raking your leaves, kick back and enjoy a glass of some “fall flavored” wine! Here are a few wine recommendations from around the state.

“A classic Bordeaux Style red blend. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 20% Cab Franc. Aged a full 24 months in French and American oak, this beautiful unfiltered wine is rich in dark cherry & currant flavors and aromas.”

2012 Merlot (Cottonwood Cellars): “This medium bodied Merlot first hits the nose with black cherry, blueberry, a cranberry followed by tobacco and a mineral note. The fruit flavors come through with nice acidity, giving way to light oak and light tannins on a medium broad, medium-long finish. Well balanced and structured with nice integration. Pairs well with any red meat, and especially nice with lamb.”

Petite Sirah (Infinite Monkey Theorem): “There’s nothing petite about this wine! It’s big and rich, filled with the flavors of wild red fruits, blackberry and boysenberry. The sarsaparilla that catches the finish gives this wine a sense of unsurpassed indulgence. Not to be enjoyed with lettuce – save this one for the rich fatty meals. And for all you wine hoarders, see if you can save this until 2020….”

2013 Merlot/Raspberry (Mountain Spirit Winery): “An off-dry wine featuring the unique blend of raspberry wine and the always popular Merlot wine. Both wines are finished and then blended together to give a truly outstanding fun wine.”
Rojo Del Mesa (Stoney Mesa Winery): “A full body with firm but graceful tannins gives this Bordeaux style blend a wonderful mouth feel. It is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. It aged from 18-36 months in oak, 30% of the balance was new oak barrels. The bouquet is filled with blackberry, currant, oak and vanilla.”

Roadkill Red (Colorado Cellars): “Unique, semi-sweet, light red with raspberry overtones. Serve slightly chilled with simple, casual meals or with hamburgers, or fried chicken.”

May the fall bring you joy! And Happy Halloween!

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