Basic info: Midnight Cellars “Full Moon” Red Blend, Paso Robles, CA – 2013
Price estimate: $19 (local wine store)
Look: Dark garnet in color with good legs on the pour. Lighter color at edges
Smell: Hint of oak on the nose with some red berries
Taste: Red berries, good acid, and a little sage. Medium finish with a little bramble.
Conclusions: Good drinking wine. It was better the second day and went well with food. This probably isn’t a wine that I will search out again, but it isn’t one I’d shy away from drinking again either.
Other notes: I had to rely on Bob for most of the smell and tasting notes for this wine as I was suffering from the cold that would not end. A week without wine (yes, a full week of no drinking) and I really could only do a glass even when we had this. On a side note – Bob got us new wine glasses! I’ve been wanting one really good all purpose wine glass but put off getting them for some reason (cabinet space mainly), but Bob found a sale on Amazon and ordered us two glasses. I love them and even he commented that you can taste the wine better with them. My job is done.
From the bottle: “The 2013 Full Moon Red Wine is a lighter-style, easy drinking red wine that can be enjoyed with a wide variety of foods, or by itself. It is a well balanced wine with flavors of black cherry and strawberries together with minerals and spice.” 2400 cases produced. 15.5% alcohol by volume.