7 Moons Red Blend Review - Wine Turtle

7 Moons Red Blend Review

This post was updated on: December 1, 2019

7 Moons Red Blend Review

Read on to see if this red blend is worth your money or not!

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The 7 moons red blend does exactly what the label suggests, as this intriguing red wine has been blended from seven unique types of wine grape. This is where the idea of the moons comes in, as with seven grapes used, these each represent a different phase of the moon’s lunar cycle

The question is, though, with such a complex mix of grapes, is this wine delicious genius? Or, is this red wine blend a step too far, that will confuse rather than impress red wine enthusiasts? 

Well here’s our review of this unusual wine: 

The Taste 

With a blend of seven unique tasting grapes, it’s understandable why then, this Seven Moons wine gives such a wide array of tastes in your mouth. Instantly sweet, you’ll taste the sweet and spicy mix of vanilla bean with baking spices. Sort of like biting into a wonderful slice of a festive loaf cake. 

From there, you’ll detect notes of both milk chocolate and cherries, as if the cherries themselves have been dipped into chocolate before making this wine. This exactly like a cherry cola for adults, and you won’t quite believe it until you’ve tried it for yourself. 

It’s not all sweet, though, as once you’ve passed that initial chocolate taste, you’re then left with a wonderful fruity fix from the strawberry and cherry notes. Which is what takes this wine away from the dessert shelf and makes it a versatile red that can be enjoyed with a savory course too.  

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The 7 Grapes Used in the Wine 

To really understand the complexity and tastes of the wonderful blend, you need to explore the grapes that have been used to create it:

Syrah 

The syrah grape, also known as shiraz, is considered to be one of the great, noble black grapes. This is due to the fact it produces such a dark and full-bodied wine. 

Expect a syrah wine to have a dark, spicy fruit taste, with notes of blackcurrant, blackberry and black plums. As well as that lingering, fruity taste, the syrah grape is also known for its notes of coffee, licorice and leather. If left to age and develop, you can occasionally taste notes of truffle. 

The syrah grape is grown in: France, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 

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Merlot

Merlot wine is known for having a soft texture that is easy to drink. A particularly fruity wine, you will taste notes of red fruits, berries, figs and plums in a wine made from the merlot grape. A well bodied merlot will also give notes of vanilla, spice and chocolate.

This is a versatile grape that is popular in many blends. 

The merlot grape is grown in: Europe, Chile and Bordeaux. 

Petite Sirah 

The name petite sirah comes from the small size of the grapes that grow on the vine, and it also known as the durif grape. This wine is particularly known for its deep color and gives flavors of blueberry, black pepper, chocolate and plums. 

The petite sirah grape is grown in: America, Australia and Brazil. 

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Zinfandel 

Although it originated in Europe, the zinfandel grape is now one of California’s most famous and popular grapes. 

The grape itself ages very well, which can really enhance the flavors. A young grape has fruity notes, while a more aged wine will give flavors of vanilla and pepper. 

The zinfandel grape is grown in: California. 

Cabernet 

The cabernet sauvignon grape is one of the world’s most famous. This is due to the fact it makes some of the finest red wines – both on its own or blended like in the 7 Moons wine.

The grape has a complex mix of flavors. Most people note flavors of roasted coffee, blackcurrant, green pepper and licorice. 

The cabernet grape is grown in: Bordeaux, Chile and California.  

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Malbec 

The Malbec grape gives a deep and smoky wine, which has notes of leather, mulberry, smoke and bramble. Which such deep flavors it works well with lighter, fruitier wines in a blend like the 7 Moons. 

The Malbec grape is grown in: Cahors and Argentina. 

Grenache 

A particularly well-liked grape due to its full-bodied sweetness. This grape is known for its notes of fruit cake, black cherry, herbs and raspberry. 

The grenache grape is grown in: Spain, France and Australia. 

What to Pair 7 Moons Blend With 

With such a dynamic mix of grapes, the 7 Moons wine can easily be paired with a wide array of foods. Something which makes this wine a particularly favored wine for dinner parties, where the wine can be used for all of the courses that you plan to serve. 

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In particular, we find that 7 Moons is a wonderful wine for a summer BBQ. That’s because it’s sweet taste and fruity after-taste, can really stand up to all that tasty grilled food. From slow cooked pork ribs, that are crisped up on your grill, to succulent BBQ chicken with that delicious chargrilled skin – both will taste delightful paired with this 7 Moons red. Even with s’mores!

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In fact, this wine is so versatile, that we think it would be delicious even with a simple Chinese takeout. So, no matter if no one in the house feels like cooking, simply order a takeout and pair it with a glass of 7 Moons red. It might even feel a little fancier enjoying your takeout with such a lovely red wine. 

Value for Money 

With a retail price of around $13, this wine is great value for money. This is down to the sheer versatility of the wine, which really can be paired with any food – both sweet and savory. 

The 7 Moons blend is ideal for a dinner party, as you can buy multiple bottles and pair it with each course, which is far less stressful than trying to find a different bottle for different foods. This wine would also be both a safe and delicious choice for a wedding where you generally serve the same red throughout dinner. 

Overall, the 7 Moon red blend has mass appeal due to the wide range of grapes use. Although some might find it a little sweet compared to other reds, it’s likely to be a hit with most wine drinkers. 

About the Author

Although not having any formal training in wine, Tim has developed an irrefutable love of wine and interest in anything related to it ever since he was a little kid. Coming from a family of wine lovers, it was from a young age that he got exposed to wine and the culture that goes with it and has been addicted ever since. Having traveled to dozens of wine regions across the world including those in France, Italy, California, Australia, and South Africa and tasted a large selection of their wines, it is with great joy that he hopes to share those experiences here and take you along on the journey.

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