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Made for
the Moonlight

7 Moons is a red blend of 7 different grape varietals, blended in perfect harmony.






About
7 Moons

7 Moons celebrates the phases of the moon by combining 7 grape varietals into a smooth, fruity, easy to drink wine:

Syrah • Merlot • Petite Sirah • Zinfandel • Cabernet • Malbec • Grenache

Uncork a bottle, pour a glass, and find connection in the moonlight.

 

7 Moons
Red Blend

Our red blend opens with aromas of chocolate-covered cherries, baking spices, and vanilla bean. Flavors of strawberry preserves, cherry cola, and milk chocolate follow through to a smooth, fruit-forward, lingering finish. Delicious paired with a broad range of foods from barbecued chicken and caprese salad to
take-out Chinese.



Savor Each Phase




Each phase of the moon
invites you to slow down, relax, and reflect with a glass of 7 Moons in hand. As you savor our red blend, be sure to hold onto your cork. Collect all seven, uniquely inscribed with each phase of the moon.

 

Brand Proposition:
7 Moons combines the best of seven different grape varietals to create the perfect easy-drinking wine for any evening of the week

Varietal: Red Blend

Appellation: California

Size Available: 750 ml

 

DIFFERENT GRAPE VARIETALS
Syrah
Merlot
Petite Sirah
Zinfandel
Cabernet
Malbec





Pour a glass, and find
connection in the moonlight.

 

Independent Review below:

7 Moons Red Blend – Full of Flavor

A blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Grenache from vineyards in Lodi and the Central Coast of California.
The 2015 7 Moons Red Blend begins with loads of lots of ripe, dark fruit aromas that are laced with chocolate and vanilla overtones. The wine tastes smooth, soft and sweet and is filled with tons of jammy, ripe fruit. Those chocolate and vanilla streaks from the nose also continue when tasting and add to the mass appeal and crowd-pleasing properties of the wine. On the finish the tart, jammy, sweet fruit lingers for a good amount of time. This is a great choice for fans of the ever popular mass-market slightly-sweet (and often covered by lots of oak influence) red blend.

 

CHEERS!







1924 Double Black






A dark red blend inspired by the field blends made popular during Prohibition.

 

WINE

Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black delivers rich aromas of blackberry preserves, cocoa, raspberry and caramel, setting the stage for a juicy core of concentrated, dense blackberry and fig jam flavors that finish with a hint of baking spice. Jet black in the glass, pair this full-bodied wine with equally bold dishes: charbroiled bacon cheeseburgers, spicy sausage gumbo or pork baby back ribs slathered in BBQ sauce.


VINEYARDS

Gnarly Head 1924 Double Black is crafted using grapes from select vineyards throughout Northern California, specifically the Lodi region, an area long known amongst California winemakers as the "Zin-famous" appellation. Lodi's climate is ideal for growing concentrated, full-flavored grapes – well-draining sandy soil, warm summer afternoons and cooling nighttime breezes from the Pacific Ocean.





Authentic Red

Big, bold Zinfandel-led red blend that hails from a true grit American town:
Lodi, California.

WINE

Authentic Red is a rowdy blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Syrah with a splash of Malbec. The Zinfandel component in this blend hails from some of the oldest vines in California, and these brash, unruly vines produce full flavored grapes. Authentic Red has a juicy core of lush black cherry and raspberry flavors with layers of spice and vanilla. Boldly pair this wine with BBQ ribs, a hearty burger, or go all out with New Orleans-style red beans and rice.

 

 


Authentic Black

DARK and INKY.
It has BOLD fruit flavors and finishes
with a hint of RICH dark chocolate.



WINE

True to its name, Gnarly Head Authentic Black opens with brooding aromas of black cherry, black licorice and vanilla providing a powerful entrée to this big, robust Petite Sirah-based blend. Dark and inky in the glass, concentrated flavors of boysenberry and dark chocolate are framed by hints of baking spice on the finish. Styled to stand up to the heartiest of dishes, boldly pair this full-bodied wine with venison chili, meat lovers pizza or grilled rib eye steak.

 



Cheers & Bon Appetit


KUNG FU GIRL RIESLING





Key Accolades:
90+ scores for the past 7 vintages
Wine Spectator Top 100 two times
Composition:
100% Riesling
Evergreen Vineyard
Tasting notes:
Pure, focused and mouthwatering
Citrus blossom, lime leaf and white peach intermingle with mineral that fills palate Long, refreshing finish.

 

 

EVE CHARDONNAY




Key Accolades:
89 points, Wine Spectator**
88 points, Wine Advocate
(R Parker)***

12 Points
Composition:
100% Chardonnay
Tasting notes:
Aromatic pear, tangerine and guava with true Chardonnay flavor
Minerality in the mid-palate with a long finish

 

 

THE VELVET DEVIL
MERLOT



Key Accolades:
90 pts, #23 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Best Buys**
Composition:
94% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc
Columbia Valley
Tasting notes:
Full with density and bursting with flavor Dark fruit, cherry, and blackberry Brimming with cedar, pipe tobacco, and earth

 



About Charles Smith



ABOUT
CHARLES SMITH


Growing up just outside of Sacramento, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Charles Smith began craving worldly travel at a young age due to his Welsh mother and French father. As soon as he had the chance, Charles decided to move to Denmark (for a lady friend he met in the states). While in Scandinavia, Charles spent the next nine years managing rock bands and concert tours throughout Europe, including the famed Danish duo, The Ravonettes. Wining and dining while on the road became a catalyst for his passion of wine, which ultimately triggered the career he has today.

In 1999, he moved back to the United States, specifically to the Pacific Northwest, opening a wine shop on Bainbridge Island, just across the Puget Sound from downtown Seattle. On a road trip in late 1999, he passed through the small town of Walla Walla and met a young Frenchman and winemaker. The two men discovered their common passion for great Syrah and Charles was eventually convinced to move to Walla Walla and make his own juice. In 2001, Charles released 330 cases of his first wine, the 1999 K Syrah. The Walla Walla Valley was now his home.

After a devastating freeze in 2004, Charles brought to life a label he had once in a dream: House Wine. Low and behold, the label concept had never been created or trademarked, so Charles launched the legendary brand before selling it to Precept Brands in 2006. That same year, Charles started a second brand, Charles Smith Wines. The brand was themed as "The Modernist Project," which focuses on the way people generally consume wine today: immediately. The intent was (and still is) to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with true typicity of both the varietal and the vineyard.

A self-taught winemaker, Charles is a true artisan and a pioneer in the wine world. In 2008, his winery was recognized by Wine & Spirits magazine as one of the "Best New Wineries of the Last Ten Years," and as "Winery of the Year" in their annual buying guide. In 2009, Food & Wine magazine awarded Charles "Winemaker of the Year", in 2010 Seattle Magazine recognized Charles as their "Winemaker of the Year", and in 2014, Wine Enthusiast also named him "Winemaker of the Year".

 

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