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Massena The Moonlight Run 2005
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Massena The Moonlight Run 2005

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750ml
$34.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Massena
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins met on the midnight shift during Clare Valley's 1999 vintage. Moonlight Run, their initial wine, derives its name from their nightly drive to and from the Barossa. On the drive home, they would share their ideas about the perfect wine to wash down a hard night's work. Out of this ideal, Moonlight Run and further collaboration was born.
Wine Advocate
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The 2005 Moonlight Run is a blend of 53% Grenache, 29% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, and 8% Cinsault sourced from vines ranging in age from 85-150 years. Yields were less than 1 ton per acre. Dark ruby-colored, the wine offers a fragrant perfume of mocha, coffee, black cherry, and black raspberry which leaps from the glass. Velvety on the palate, it has gobs of flavor, terrific concentration, and superior length in its hedonistic personality.

Jay Miller, October 2007
Wine Spectator
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Velvety in texture and open and complex in flavor, this is a riot of cherry, blueberry, bay leaf and peppery spice flavors that sail over the palate and linger effectively. Picks up a distinct mineral note. Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2014. 500 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2007
Wine Enthusiast
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Wonderfully fragrant and complex on the nose, with bright cherry fruit but also beguiling hints of cinnamon, herbes de Provençe, tea and white pepper. If this didn't show its alcohol a bit on the finish it would have scored at least a couple of points higher.

Joe Czerwinski, November 1, 2007