Luna Vineyards Napa Valley
Luna focuses on Italian varietals and a number of reds. John KONGSGAARD provided the early winemaking direction. Both the regular Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese are good value for money, while the pricier Canto is a proprietary Super-Tuscan-style blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a little Petite Sirah adding additional grip. Indigenous yeasts are used, the Pinot Grigio unusually gets just a hint of new barrel-fermentation with lees-enrichment and the reds are all aged in fine-grained French oak and bottled without fining or filtration. A Sangiovese Reserve is also now produced along with Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay Reserves. Top flight Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is also included in the portfolio along with a Petite Sirah and a white late harvested Pinot grigio, Mille Baci. In general the wines will drink well young and the Canto, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese Reserve will all benefit from short ageing. (DM)
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