Our signature red wine blend, Canto is the culmination of an inspired vision, skillful winemaking and an intuitive search for the finest grapes.
Traditionally, Canto has been a "Super Tuscan" blend at Luna Vineyards. In 2016, we combined reserve selection Sangiovese from the Game Farm Vineyard in Oakville with Merlot from Howell Mountain, and Cabernet Sauvignon from Atlas Peak.
All of our fruit was handpicked and sorted before going into the crusher, which gently crushes the berries. They are then sorted by hand a second time, ensuring that only the best grapes make it into the wine. We allowed a very warm fermentation, to extract the most possible flavor, texture, and color from the grapes.
The 2016 Canto has a dark, inky hue complemented by velvety, cocoa infused tannins. The tannin structure will allow this wine to age gracefully to 2025 and beyond.
Expect Notes Of
Dark berries, anise, clove, vanilla and cedar on the nose; blackberry, mocha, nutmeg, toffee, and wild blueberries on the palate
Oakville & Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
50% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
Lots aged separately in oak barrels for 20 months
Lamb, hearty Italian dishes—bolognese, osso buco, gruyère
91 points - 12th Annual American Fine Wine Competition
92 points - James Suckling
Gold, Best of Class - 93 points - 2020 International Women's Wine Competition