The backbone of our 2008 Sangiovese comes from the Game Farm Vineyard in Oakville.
The vineyard lies in dense, stony subsoil that mimics mountain growing conditions. It was
selected for its Brunello clone and shallow, rocky soil. In these soils, the Sangiovese
struggles to produce the highest quality grapes possible. The balance of the grapes were
grown in the heart of the Napa Valley. The 2008 harvest was nearly ideal with picking
beginning earlier than average.
Medium red. Cherry, redcurrant and floral aromas are complicated by a whiff of soil. Offers good sweetness and breadth to its spicy, bright red fruit flavors. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and a hint of mocha. The fruit is mostly from Game Farm Vineyard in Oakville, which McMahon says features "rocky Tuscan soil." This will be bottled in July.
Luna Vineyards was founded in 1995 by George Vare and Mike Moone. Both Vare and Moone have been Presidents of major California wineries and important influences in the California wine industry since the mid-1960's.
The founders purchased the St. Andrews winery, located at the foot of the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley, and set out to produce Italian varietal wines - Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and Merlot.
In 1996, after 20 years experience with other wineries, the last... View More