A great buy for inexpensive red blend lovers, the Moon X Red Wine from Trader Joe's.
The MoonX Red Wine is available exclusively at Trader Joe's and sells for just $6.99.
This juicy, super dense wine is inspired by the total blackness of a new moon - a lunar phase occurring when the sun, earth and the moon are all aligned. Loaded with intense flavors of blackberries, black cherry and dark chocolate, MoonX is the perfect wine to enjoy with roasted meats, barbequed anything, chocolates or just by itself.
The 2017 Moon X Red Wine begins with an aroma of dark berry fruit, cocoa, vanilla, sweet spice and a bit of earthiness. It's nice but there isn't really anything remarkable about it at this point. Taking a sip; however, reveals a sweeter, juicier, richer but still balanced side of this wine. Loaded with really well-integrated licorice, baking spice, vanilla and chocolate, this is tasty stuff. It ends with more late developing spice on the long finish.
I'd put this one squarely in the slightly sweet and oaky mass-produced red blend category but it works surprisingly well. There was only one bottle left on the shelf when I went to pick this up and now I see why. Is this the zenith of cheap red blends? It's hard to say but it makes a good case.