#VINOMUSIC: Halloween Music and Wine The Cure x 2014 Opolo Mountain Zinfandel
Halloween and cooler weather are officially upon us. What better way to celebrate the occasion than with brooding, iconic goth rock and some equally inky Zinfandel to go along with it?
The Cure are one of the most celebrated bands of all time. They've narrated tales of love and loss, backed by a musical aesthetic fit for a solitary party. Even their 80's heyday can't inhibit their songs from resonating across generations. Classics like "Friday I'm in Love" and "Fascination Street" are fantastically danceable, fueled by jet-black hair and pale complexion.
A perfect complement to The Cure's emotional sound: Opolo Vineyard's 2014 Mountain Zinfandel. The Zinfandel grape is dark-skinned grape that produces a robust red wine that typically has flavors of black pepper and jams. In California the grape is also produced into a semi-sweet, blush colored chilled wine known as White Zinfandel.
Opolo, smack-dab in the Adelaide Hills of Paso Robles, knows their Zin and the Mountain Zinfandel is one of their recurring best. A rich, jammy blanket of a wine that lingers on the palette and finishes smoother than a slip & slide.
It's a big and aggressive Zinfandel, even by Zinfandel standards. It comes at you with a swift kick in the n$&$ but departs with a long warm hug of a finish - much like The Cure's assertive tone that leaves you feeling, despite life's troubles, everything is going to be alright.
Here is a Halloween playlist we've complied after drinking a bottle of the Opolo Zinfandel - it took us into another realm. From Monster Mash to Kill Everybody by Skrillex. Eat candy corn.