Purple Moon Shiraz 2011

Peck_PurpleMoonShiraz2011One of Trader Joe’s private label wines in the Moon series.

Winemaker:  Purple Moon by Delicato Vineyards
Varietal:  Shiraz
Vintage:  2011
Appellation:  California
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).

Important: I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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