Mission Codename Moonwalker
Today’s featured delight contains a special secret… Don’t tell anyone, but this wine was made by none other than [REDACTED], from grapes from the famous name winery, [REDACTED]. This information is so secret that the producer of this wine will not let us tell the general public. Their secret is your big win. This wine is a steal at today’s price.
This red blend features a deep garnet core with a very thin lip of maroon around the outermost edge. The nose is lovely with dusty bramble, gingerbread, savory herbs, rhubarb, and blackcurrant. On the palate, the wine has quite a bit of nuance with character ranging from fig, currant, and cassis to tomato leaf, tobacco, and baking chocolate. The mouthfeel is round and concentrates towards the back of the palate and the tip of the tongue. The finish is fruity and bright. Quite versatile, this wine would pair well with a wide variety of foods, but a large bowl of linguini with a hearty bolognese would be heavenly.
The wine trade holds a few closely held secrets. One juicy secret comes in the form of wineries that may have too many grapes for a given vintage of their wine. When this happens, those grapes usually find a new home, either in a clever (or sometimes covert) second label, or in the form of an independent producer who buys those grapes (or even finished wine that’s ready to bottle) and then places their own label on the bottle. Such is the case with today’s wine. This wine was born at one of Paso’s most respected (and expensive) local wineries, and then labeled by One Time Spaceman.
This quirkily named wine is a flavorful, nuanced wine that’s super food friendly. We love this wine and, in particular, we love the dark, juicy secret that it holds, for therein lies a budget wine with a heart of an expensive one.
What the Winery Says
2016 Moon Duck Paso Robles Proprietary Red Blend
- GSM blend
- 40% Grenache
- 32% Syrah
- 25% Mourvedre
- 3% Tempranillo
- Paso Robles
- 100% French oak
- 350 cases