Friday, October 31, 2014

Moon Mountain 2006 Estate Cabernet Franc, Sonoma Valley

Eclipse Wines 008This bottle is the end of my online score of Moon Mountain wines. The wines were on sale and I bought five of them.

Aroma of wet leaves was prominent on the nose. The tannins were soft on the front end, but the finish prompted a pucker.

The flavor of the wine has grown complex. Flavors of blackberry and violet come forth mixed with a taste of pencil shavings. For me the finish had a chalkiness.

Notably absent for me was the green pepper flavor which, in small doses, can be great. In larger concentration, it signals a young or badly made Cabernet Franc.

Eclipse Wines 004Will I see wines from Moon Mountain again? Probably not likely. The vineyard has been acquired by a large wine producer. They have been eclipsed. Speaking of which, here is my photo of the recent lunar eclipse. If I have to get up at 6:00 in the morning with my camera equipment, I’m darn sure going to use the photo somewhere!

Rating: 2.5 of 5  Value: 3 of 5 (based on $15 online purchase)

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