The Full Moon Red was first bottled in 1998 under the label Full Moon Zinfandel. It has evolved into a Zinfandel and Syrah blend designed to be light, fun, fruity, and fan friendly. It is Midnight’s “pool, porch, patio, picnic, party fun wine.” It’s the perfect pairing for any backyard BBQ, pizza, or cheeseburger! The Full Moon Red is a very informal wine, just “shut up and drink it.”
The color is a beautiful purple with brick red accents on the rim. The nose brings fresh raspberry, strawberry, and cherries with a hint of earthiness. Medium weight hits the palate with the blended fruit flavors continuing with a nice acidic structure. Very easy to drink, and intended to be consumed in its youth.
The 2018 vintage saw an almost ideal balance of vine health and stress, as is often the case with the first dry year after a very wet one. The rain came late, delaying the onset of bud break and the beginning of the growing season. The cool weather continued most of the year, punctuated by a six-week heat wave in July and early August. Temperatures moderated before picking began and harvest proceeded under slightly cooler than normal conditions, producing fruit with intense flavors and balanced acidity.
5% Cabernet Sauvignon
"Shut up and drink it!"