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.
2019 was one of the rare vintages where the weather cooperated and we were able to harvest all of the fruit when we wanted to instead of being pressured by impending adverse weather. Tremendous wine quality across all of the wines with very few problematic fermentations. Chemistry (pH, TA, sugars) were consistently in the proper ranges and the resulting wines are very ageable with excellent tannin structure.
"Shut up and drink it!"