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February 6, 2018

The History of Super Tuscan Wine

Luna’s signature red blend called, Canto is the culmination of an inspired vision, skillful winemaking and an intuitive search for the finest grapes. Rightfully named for its symphony of flavors, the Canto (poem, song) is a Super Tuscan blend. Although a customer favorite, the origins of Super Tuscan wines remain a mystery to many. We’re hear to shed some light on the unique origin of this cherished and unique wine.

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January 26, 2018

Spice Crusted Duck Breast with Sour Cherry Gastrique Recipe

When you have a wine as powerful as our 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, finding a worthy food pairing can be daunting. Luckily, Chef Cristina Topham of Spread Catering Company was up for the challenge and she certainly delivered!

Chef Cristina created a recipe using ingredients inspired by the warm cooking spice aromas and dark fruit notes of this special Mountain-grown wine. Her Spice Crusted Duck Breast with Sour Cherry Gastrique perfectly complements this Cabernet while providing a balance to its intense structure.

Virginie Boone of Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently reviewed our 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon noting that it is a “robustly crafted, powerfully concentrated experience, thick and hugely extracted in black fruit and black pepper.” It was also deemed highly collectible, receiving a Cellar Selection designation.

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December 7, 2017

Gingerbread Macaron with Caramel Mascarpone Filling

Want to bring something fun, colorful, and different to your dessert table this year? We have the perfect recipe for you…a french macaron with a holiday twist! The inspiration behind our gingerbread macarons is our recently awarded 92-point Mille Baci Late Harvest Pinot Grigio. This specialty wine is produced from naturally botrytized grapes grown at our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The extra time on the vine creates a beautifully nuanced wine with delicate acidity and soft hints of caramel. We thought we’d combine and enhance these flavors in a classic French pastry, the macaron. You’ll surely be a crowd pleaser at this year’s cookie swap! 

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December 6, 2017

Luna 2015 Mille Baci Review

Virginie Boone, Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, recently awarded our 2015 Mille Baci Late Harvest Pinot Grigio with 92 points. She says, “Lovely golden color highlights a balanced, floral and pretty late-harvest expression of apricot jam in this nuanced wine, which is relatively low in alcohol with 12.3% residual sugar. It offers viscosity that doesn’t overpower, making it ideal for pairing with hard pungent cheeses or vanilla ice cream.” From Wine Enthusiast’s Best of Year issue.

November 30, 2017

Introducing Luna’s Howell Mountain Wine Series

The highly anticipated debut of Luna’s newest vintage of Howell Mountain wines is finally here.  We’re introducing our 2014 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and the inaugural vintage of our Howell Mountain Merlot.

Recognized as one of Napa Valley’s most acclaimed wine growing regions, Howell Mountain is famous for producing age-worthy red wines with deep color and extraordinary intensity and structure. Soaring over 2,000 feet in elevation, Luna’s Howell Mountain vineyards enjoy the best views of Napa Valley. The extreme heights of these vineyards provides an environment where grapes ripen slowly yet are drenched in long hours of sunlight each day. Sitting above the fog line, a morning walk through the sloping Howell Mountain vineyards is like walking on clouds. While only 30 miles away from Luna’s Estate on the Silverado Trail, these mountainside vineyards feel like world’s away…tranquil, breathtaking, and invigorating for the soul.

Visit the Luna Estate this Sunday, December 3 for our Wine Country Benefit where we will be releasing these highly acclaimed wines to the public for the first time. Can’t make it to Napa but want a bottle of your own? You can secure your allotment of our new limited release series by visiting our online wine shop.

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