1992 Moraga Red
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes 

The 1992 growing season provided Moraga with a bountiful crop.  Extensive crop thinning ensured proper fruit concentration and a warm, sunny September made for a successful harvest.  As a result, the 1992 Moraga Bel Air is an intense and concentrated, yet highly approachable wine.

The bouquet is based on a strong foundation of black cherries and currants.  Layers like a fine lacquered bowl; it exhibits a plethora of other nuances such as mocha, cedar, laurel, dark chocolate, tobacco and ripe olives.

On the palate, this wine is brimming with plum and cassis flavors; accented with hints of dried flowers and mint. The texture is at once smooth, full and lush while supported with integrated, fine-grained tannins.  The finish endures for some time.

The 1992 Moraga is a seamless wine. Given this harmony, it is difficult to dissect into specific attributes.  Each tier of aroma, flavor and structure contribute to an elegant wine that is supple and fleshy enough to enjoy now, yet has the intensity to carry it through years of aging.

Tony Soter, Winemaker
March, 1996