Full Review

7 Moons

7 Moons
2017 Dark Side Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99

7 Moons
2017 Dark Side Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Deep ruby-garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate genache, buttercream frosted spice cake, bread pudding with plums, and vanilla-scented tobacco with a satiny, crisp, off-dry medium body and a tingling, brisk finish manifesting notes of balsa with woody tannins and heavy oak flavor. An off-dry voluptuous red with heady notes tobacco and vanilla.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: chocolate genache, buttercream frosted spice cake, bread pudding with plums, and vanilla-scented tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of balsa
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spicy Barbecue, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An off-dry voluptuous red with heady notes tobacco and vanilla.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines

The Producer or  Importer
12667 Rd 24
Madera, CA 93637
USA
1 888-659-7900

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.