2018 Gemini Reserve
People born under the Gemini sign are generally regarded as free thinkers and generally unconventional. This wine is designed with these people in mind. It is as unconditional a blend as you will find on earth!
The Hartenberger Family hopes you enjoy it as much as the Geminis in our family do!
This wine is an amazingly extracted and complex wine. The color is strikingly dark, almost black, and paints the glass while swirling. The aromas are strong with dark fruit, leather, earth, and spice. The mouthfeel is gigantic and extracted flavors of ripe black cherry, plum, and anise are framed by mouth-numbing tannins. The incredibly long finish lingers with cassis and leather. This is a very big, structured wine that will age for 7 - 10 years if you can wait that long!
92 Points Vinous
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 heatwave 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 good balancing acidity.
25% Estate Merlot 25% Estate Zinfandel 25% Tannat 25% Petite Sirah
Food Pairing Notes
Lamb, Wild Game, or Spicy Italian Cuisine.
(May 14, 2022 at 9:56 AM)
This is an amazing wine. The flavor is indescribable. It is balanced. It smells subtly sweet and clean as if it would taste like candy, but has a mature soft taste. It is not comparable to a Riesling (always my first thought when I hear a wine described as sweet). Very little tannin. Crisp finish. Absolutely delicious. I day dream about walking through Coronado Island and drinking Gemini by Midnight Cellars on a beautiful day.