The Great Pumpkin at my house is a pumpkin pie and there’s nothing better to pair it with than a tasty gewürztraminer.
Lucky for you I have just the one.
ZMOR, 2007 Russian River Valley Dry Gewurztraminer, 14.1 percent, $15. A dry gewürztraminer with aromas and flavors of apricot, apple and spice. Bright acidity. Lush, seamless texture.
If you’re on a budget, just buy a slice of pumpkin pie and this $15 wine and you’ll be set for a great tasting adventure.
However, if you have some disposable income, here’s a tasty – albeit pricey pinot.
Sea Smoke, 2008 Southing, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir, 14.5 percent, $52. A lively pinot with tangy cherry fruit flavors. Complex, with notes of dried cherry, guava and violets. Ripe tannins. Seamless texture. Good length.
For my buddies Jeremiah and Arthur in San Francisco who go for the crisp New Zealand style of sauvignon blanc, here’s a pick you’ll appreciate:
Kim Crawford, 2009 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 13 percent alcohol, $13. A striking grassy sauvignon blanc with aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lime, melon and jalapeno. Crisp acidity. Zesty.
Now for my weekend go-do tip. To celebrate Halloween, it’s important to go a little crazy with candy, don’t you know. So why not head to Powells Sweet Shoppe in Healdsburg and buy a stash for you and your tricker treaters? Powells has been called the “Smithsonian of candy stores” because there you can marvel over old relics like Zagnut Clark Bar and JuJubees that date back to the 1920s. Before you drive over, check it out. (www.powellsss.com).
Happy tricks or treats.