Thank you to all our guests who attended Luna’s first event of 2018, a romantic dinner in celebration of Valentine’s Day. This intimate evening began with a welcome reception of our 2013 Blanc de Noirs. The evening continued in the soft candlelit Reserve Room where individual tables were set for each pair.
Winemaker Shawna Miller made a surprise appearance and poured our newly bottled, unreleased 2017 Rosé of Sangiovese (such a delight). A toast followed as Chef Cristina Topham of Spread Catering set the stage for her exquisite menu. It was an incredible evening of delicious wines, culinary creations, and gathered loved wines. Our Valentine’s Dinner was an amazing start to our 2018 calendar of winery events – we hope to see you at the next one!
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.
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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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!