One of Trader Joe’s private label wines in the Moon series.
Winemaker: Purple Moon by Delicato Vineyards
Price: $3.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: In the glass this wine is a deep purple-red. On the nose I detected blackberry and wood. On the palate this was quite a light-bodied Shiraz. That being said, it didn’t lack in flavor. On initial pour I found plenty of blackberry with currant, touches of cedar, some tea leaf, and a mineral note. Tannins were moderate, adding menthol on the finish. Acidity was fine, and alcohol at 13.5%. With oxidation I found that the tannins softened considerably, leaving a fairly simple, fruity wine (losing currant, picking up plum – darker but softer).
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