It’s not every day six of your most wonderful friends give you a bottle of wine they made in their micro winery. (actually in their garage :-)) These six friends, who live in Sonoma, get together most week-ends and have fun tending to their vineyards and making wine. They have graciously allowed me the opportunity to show them a few things about winemaking and in return I get some great wines that no one else can get. (unless you know them – they love to share)
They own and tend to their own vineyards, make their wine, bottle their wine, and design their own label..they actually have two labels – this one is my favorite.
The Luna Sei Moon Mix 2010 Red Table Wine is actually a 50/50 blend of Syrah and Mourvedre. It had layers of blackberry, currant, cherry cola, clove, violet, black pepper, with a hint of eucalyptus and vanilla on the nose. I kept swirling it in my glass just to smell it. I couldn’t get over how much I was enjoying it. On the palate was a juicy blackberry, black cherry pie, spice, slight eucalyptus, soft tannin and a nice acidity. It went quite well with my pork pot stickers.
They just bottled their 2011 Merlot and 2012 Syrah Rosé – I can’t wait to taste those!!