Posts Tagged Valley of the Moon

2007 Valley of the Moon Winery Late Bottled Vintage Port, Sonoma County

We can’t wait for winter. That may seem like a strange thing to say in the middle of summer, but all will become clear momentarily. The visions of sugar plums began dancing in our heads after tasting this delicious dessert wine, made from the rare... Read more

2011 Valley of the Moon Rosato di Sangiovese, Sonoma Valley

Light neon pink color. The sweet nose begins with a perfume that evokes banana marshmallow, which is followed by whiffs of cherry, raspberry and a sharp note of pomegranate. Light on the palate, the wine finishes with sweet-tart red fruits. This is... Read more

2011 Valley of the Moon ‘Unoaked’ Chardonnay, Russian River

Medium straw color. Plump, almost fat aromas and flavors of nectarine, orange blossom and light tropical fruit make this stand out from many of the oak-free Chardonnays in the marketplace, which often possess bracing acidity. Despite the absence of... Read more

2009 Valley of the Moon ‘Cuvée de la Luna’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Dark purple/plum color. Deep aromas of leather, olive tapenade, menthol and dill surround a solid core of fleshy black cherry and plum fruit. In the mouth, the wine picks up a cocoa note. Medium-grained, earthy tannins at the finish add structure.... Read more

2009 Valley of the Moon Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Translucent dark ruby color. Savory aromas of fresh cracked pepper, lavender and bay leaf frame red cherry and raspberry fruit. This is a more sedate, “claret” style of Zinfandel. It would be a perfect match for Asian barbecued pork. MSRP: $16... Read more

2009 Valley of the Moon Sangiovese, Sonoma County

Imagine if you could cross a buttery Chardonnay with a Chianti Classico Riserva. This wine, nearly transparent light plum in hue, comes close. Pretty New World aromas of vanilla, cinnamon and clove spices wrap around the sweet red cherry and... Read more

2010 Valley of the Moon Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

One doesn’t usually think “refreshing” when drinking Chardonnay; that adjective typically is saved for Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling wine. But this Chardonnay is quite refreshing, with a rosewater viscosity that’s easy to embrace. The aroma... Read more

2010 Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir, Carneros

Translucent ruby color. Scents of buttered, sautéed fresh strawberries and black tea spring from the glass, followed by whiffs of smoke and orange peel. In the mouth, burnt orange peel, strawberry and raspberry come forward. Medium-bodied, with... Read more

2010 Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County

Light straw in color. Aromas of crisp apple give way to reveal peach, tropical flowers, citrus and cream. This white is fresh and sassy in the mouth, finishing with a sweet-tart juiciness. Clean and refreshing, this would make a great ice-breaker... Read more

2009 Valley of the Moon Syrah, Sonoma County

A deep, opaque black-purple color. Notes of cinnamon and white pepper highlight the ripe, syrupy black fruits and black licorice. In the mouth, the black licorice and sweet blackberry and blueberry fruit carry the day, with a final sprinkling of... Read more