Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Midnight Full Moon Red 2006

here is another nice red blend i tried at a tasting recently. the wine comes from paso robles, california and is a blend of 50% syrah, 40% zinfandel, 10% cabernet sauvignon. the nose is full of fruit and spice, with strawberry aromas and some spicy cinnamon notes. i got a little dirty earth note as well after the wine had opened up. on the palate, lots of black raspberry flavors up front and sage notes at mid-palate and in the finish which became much more pronounced as the wine opened up. the second day i tasted this, the earthy herbal notes were really coming through and i liked the flavor even more. word to the wise, decant this wine. you won't be disappointed. this is a lighter bodied red that will pair well with every day foods like red meat dishes and pastas. sells for about $11. a great value wine.

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