Trade - Prior Releases

2014

RO147

Luna Vineyards 2014 Rosé

Blend: Tempranillo: 50%, Syrah: 30%, Grenache: 10%, Pinot Grigio: 5%, Mouvrèdre: 2.5%, Cinsault: 2.5%

Our Rosé is a blend of six different varietals from several vineyard locations. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to preserve the delicate fruit aromas and inhibit malolactic fermentation which helps retain natural grape acidity. Some lots were co-fermented in order to enhance the varietal blend and some varietals were kept separate until just before blending.

Tasting Notes: Our Provence-style dry Rosé begins with the delicate scent of rose petals followed by the juicy aromas of red berries. Fresh and fruity, a background of light black tea creates lively texture and a good balance to the multi-layered fruit. With a hint of strawberries and cream in the middle, this wine finishes with a crisp acidity and bright, long finish.

ABV: 13.8% // UPC: 814617006108

2013

PG137

Luna Vineyards 2013 Pinot Grigio

Blend: Pinot Grigio 90%, Chardonnay 8%, Viognier 2%

The 2013 vintage was a perfect growing year due to idyllic weather conditions. Our Pinot Grigio grapes were whole-cluster pressed on the same day that they were picked. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to preserve the delicate fruit aromas and each vineyard lot was kept separate until just before blending and bottling.

Tasting Notes: Fresh aromas of honey, lemon curd and citrus blossom greet the nose. Bright grapefruit on the palate, our 2013 Pinot Grigio has a refreshingly brisk citrus, lively texture and good balance. With the dominance of citrus zest and a steely edge, this wine finishes with a juicy acidity and bright, long finish.

ABV: 14.1% // UPC: 814617001004

ACCH137

aCRISP 2013 Chardonnay

Blend: Chardonnay 100%

The 2013 aCRISP Chardonnay was sourced from vineyards in the cooler climates of Northern California. The Chardonnay grapes were whole-cluster pressed, settled for juice clarity, and then barrel fermented. The juice then went through the traditional Burgundian secondary malo-lactic fermentation and was then aged in a selection of oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: The 2013 aCrisp Chardonnay has delicate aromas orange blossom and guava. Intense grilled pineapple greets the palate, accompanied by notes of orange zest. Butterscotch lingers in the lush finish.

UPC: 814617006009

LWW137

Lunatic 2013 White Wine

    Blend: Gewürztraminer 33%, Malvasia 33%, Arneis 33%

    The 2013 Lunatic White is an Alsatian style blend with an Italian twist. It has a solid structure which gives this blend a strong backbone to stand up to a variety of foods.

    Tasting Notes: Intense lemongrass and fresh apricot fill the nose of the glass. It is a trifecta of Malvasia, Gewurztraminer, and Arneis, each providing a balancing force in the blend.

    ABV: 13.7% // UPC: 814617007006

    LRW137

    Lunatic 2013 Red Wine

      Blend: Sangiovese 25%, Syrah 23%, Malbec 11%, Alicante Bouschet 21%, Petite Sirah 20%

      This wine is about innovation and discovery. Each varietal is treated individually, traditionally fermented, and barrel aged for 18 months. Sangiovese was chosen because of its vibrant blackberry character. Malbec and Syrah were added to give complex savory attributes. Petite Sirah lends a soft, but strong tannin backbone. Alicante Bouschet imparts dense black fruits and baking spices.

      Tasting Notes: The 2013 Lunatic Red has dark, concentrated depth, flowing with notes of blueberry and blackberry with the spiciness of vanilla and nutmeg. The palate is greeted by flavors of boysenberry compote with underlying swirls of bacon and hints of violet. Lush, velvety tannins round out a long finish.

      ABV: 14.5% // UPC: 814617007013

      APCH137

      Arnold Palmer 2013 Chardonnay

      Blend: Chardonnay 100%

      The 2013 Arnold Palmer Chardonnay is a vibrant wine whose grapes were sourced from vineyards in the cooler climates of California. The Chardonnay grapes were whole-cluster pressed, settled for juice clarity, and then cold fermented in stainless steel. The wine then went through the traditional secondary malolactic fermentation and was cellar aged, a portion in oak barrels. Finished by blending in late spring and bottling in August 2014.

      Tasting Notes: The cool climate grapes show through with a burst of lemongrass and honeysuckle aromas, along with bright lime zest. Richly flavored with baked green apple flowing to a creamy and fresh pear completion.

      ABV: 14.5% // UPC: 814617008201

      2012

      PG127

      Luna Vineyards 2012 Pinot Grigio

      Blend: Pinot Grigio 94.4%, Chardonnay 4.6%, Albarino 1%

      Grapes from our Napa Valley vineyards and other vineyards blended with Albarino grapes from Monterey County for a lively note. Whole cluster-pressed the same day picked for richer acidity.

      Tasting Notes: Aroma of ripe pear and honeysuckle while a note of green apple balances a refreshing taste.

      ABV: 13.5% // UPC: 814617001004

      SG127

      Luna Vineyards 2012 Sangiovese

      Blend: Sangiovese 100%

      Luna’s 2012 Sangiovese comes from our Oakville vineyard, selected for its Brunello clone and shallow, rocky soil. The 2012 harvest was characterized by ideal warm and moderate growing conditions. Barrel aged for fourteen months in twenty percent new French oak barrels with the remainder in neutral French Oak barrels.

      Tasting Notes: Perfumed with aromas of violets and caramel. The palate begins with a refreshing cherry cola entry, followed by white pepper and plums. The finish is rounded out with supple blackberries, hints of vanilla, and velvety tannins.

      UPC: 814617002001

      MENV127

      Luna Vineyards 2012 Merlot

      Blend: Merlot 95%, Petite Sirah 5%

      The 2012 Napa Valley Merlot is comprised from two separate vineyards in Rutherford and Oakville. The 2012 season experienced moderate temperatures which allowed for ideal growing conditions. Warm days and cool nights throughout the valley produced perfectly balanced grapes.

      Tasting Notes: Aromas of cassis, baking spice, and black tea fill the glass. The flavor follows with red fruits and milk chocolate, kept in balance with fine grained and integrated tannins.

      ABV: 13.8% // UPC: 814617003008

      CS127

      Luna Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

      Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Malbec 10%, Petite Sirah 2.5%, Petite Verdot 2.5%

      Our Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a prized collection of vineyards in California. The grapes were fermented for two weeks at warm temperatures and followed with extended maceration, extracting maximum ripe flavors and supple tannins. The wine was aged in oak barrels for eighteen months and then bottled in August 2014.

      Tasting Notes: This wine is an expression of a true California Cabernet Sauvignon, with fragrances of blackberry, hazelnut and black olive. Juicy and ripe, with plum and blackberry fruits that combine together with smooth acidity to create a long finish. The wine has medium tannin structure that flows from sweet tobacco to slight clove and cinnamon spices. The black fruits combine with rich tannins to create a smooth, elegant texture with a lengthy finish.

      ABV: 14.1% // UPC: 814617009307

      ACCH127

      aCRISP 2012 Chardonnay

      Blend: 100% Chardonnay

      A voluptuous Chardonnay from Northern California vineyards. Cooler weather during harvest produced lush, perfectly balanced fruit. Whole-cluster pressed, settled for juice clarity then barrel fermented. The juice then went through traditional Burgundian secondary malolactic fermentation and aged in select oak barrels.

      Tasting Notes: Tantalizing notes of butterscotch and carmelized butter.

      ABV: 14.1% // UPC: 814617006009

      LWW297

      Lunatic 2012 White Wine

        Blend: Pinot Blanc 33%, Gewürztraminer 33%, Muscat Canelli 33%

        The 2012 Lunatic White is an Alsatian style blend with an Italian twist. The three wines were aged separately and then blended prior to bottling.

        Tasting Notes: Intense lemongrass and ripe pear fill the nose of the glass.

        ABV: 13.0% // UPC: 814617007006

        LRW297

        Lunatic 2012 Red Wine

          Blend: Sangiovese 50%, Syrah 27%, Cabernet Sauvignon 23%

          This wine is about innovation and discovery. The Sangiovese is from older plantings in the center of Mendocino County. The bold Syrah is from the unlikely location of Tehama in Northern California. Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi rounds out this blend. Each varietal is treated individually, traditionally fermented and barrel aged.

          Tasting Notes: Flavors of blueberry and blackberry. This wine has great density, richness, and complexity, owing to the fact that potent components are blended to magnify their individual contribution.

          ABV: 14.5% // UPC: 814617007013

          AZN127

          Asylum 2012 Zinfandel

          Blend: Zinfandel 92%, Carmenere 3%, Barbera 2.5%, Petite Sirah 2.5%

          Lodi's Mediterranean climate delivers dark, concentrated berries. Blenders give this wine a unique depth. Fermented at warm temperatures for maximum fruit and color extraction. Aged in barrel.

          Tasting Notes: The 2012 Asylum Zinfandel exudes vibrant colors of aubergine and dark raspberry. Dried red roses, allspice, coffee toasted walnuts and crushed cranberry resurrect your senses. Succulent blackberry, dark cranberry, dried underbrush and tobacco spill out of the glass. Firm, yet smooth integrated tannins with lush acidity are found on the lengthy finish.

          ABV: 14.6% // UPC: 814617007037

          APCH127

          Arnold Palmer 2012 Chardonnay

          Blend: 100% Chardonnay

          Vibrant Chardonnay from vineyards in cooler California climates. Whole-cluster pressed, cold fermented in stainless steel then secondary malolactic fermentation and cellar aged, a portion in oak barrels.

          Tasting Notes: A splash of toasty vanilla with lively mix of apple, pear and citrus flavors.

          ABV: 14.1% // UPC: 814617008201

          2011

          SG117

          Luna Vineyards 2011 Sangiovese

          Blend: Sangiovese 88%, Cabernet Sauvignon 12%

          Rocky soils at Game Farm vineyard on the Silverado Trail stress the vines for superior quality Sangiovese with good color and flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon adds rounded tannins. Barrel aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

          Tasting Notes: Bing cherry accented by raspberry and hints of sandalwood.

          ABV: 14.5% // UPC: 814617002001

          MR117

          Luna Vineyards 2011 Merlot

          Blend: Merlot 82%, Petite Sirah 18%

          This Merlot is comprised from a combination of Napa Valley vineyards. The grapes ripened over a cooler than normal summer and fall with frequent foggy mornings. Deep color and round tannins are its hallmarks.

          Tasting Notes: Aromas of black cherry and plums fill the glass. The flavor follows with red fruits and milk chocolate, kept in balance with fine grained and integrated tannins.

          ABV: 14.1% // UPC: 814617003008

          CS117

          Luna Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

          Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 95%, Cab Franc 5%

          Sourced from prized California vineyards. Cool temperatures produced concentrated elegant flavors. Fermented for two weeks at warm temperatures followed with extended maceration produced supple tannins. Oak barrel aged for 16 months.

          Tasting Notes: Gentle black tea and espresso notes mingle with black fruits scented with anise.

          ABV: 14.1% // UPC: 814617009307

          LWW117

          Lunatic 2011 White Wine

            Blend: Symphony 41%, Arneis 22%, Chardonnay 15%, Albarino 13%, Viognier 9%

            Symphony is new; first planted in 1983. Arneis is ancient; from Italy’s Piedmont. Albarino comes from Spain and Viognier saved from near extinction in southern France. The wines were aged separately and blended before bottling.

            Tasting Notes: Jasmine, apricot, pear and peach meld in succulent compote.

            ABV: 13.0% // UPC: 814617007006

            APCS117

            Arnold Palmer 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

            Blend: 100% Cabernet

            Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from a prized collection of vineyards in California. Lower temperatures allowed the grapes to ripen on the vine for an extended period of time, producing concentrated and elegant flavors. Aged in oak barrels for sixteen months.

            Tasting Notes: Deep blackberry color carries through on the nose, mingled with wild boysenberry and anise. On the palate, there are more black fruits combined with a smooth, elegant texture.

            UPC: 814617008300

            2010

            MR107

            Luna Vineyards 2010 Merlot

            Blend: Merlot 100%

            Cool morning fog and sunny afternoons in Mendocino valleys allowed extended ripening on the vine, developing mature flavors and resolved tannins. Aged in oak and bottled in October 2011.

            Tasting Notes: Aromas of dried plum and blackberry with toasted vanilla with warm flavors and integrated tannins.

            ABV: 14.1% // UPC: 814617003008

            LRW107

            Lunatic 2010 Red Wine

              Blend: Syrah 68%, Sangiovese 23%, Petite Sirah 6%, Grenache 3%

              Uncommon varietals discovered in Mendocino, the Sierras, Sacramento Valley and the eastern flanks of Napa make beautiful music together. Each is treated individually, traditionally fermented and barrel aged.

              Tasting Notes: Pomegranate, cassis and pepper in a complex richness refl ecting optimal blending of the potent components.

              ABV: 14.5% // UPC: 814617007013

              APCS1072

              Arnold Palmer 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

              Blend: 100% Cabernet

              Cabernet from select California Central and North Coast appellations. Grapes handpicked early mornings then crushed and cold-soaked at 50℉ for 72 hours. Cellar aged for seventeen months strengthening aromatic character.

              Tasting Notes: Hints of dark chocolate and raspberry in an elegant tannin structure.

              ABV: 14.1% // UPC: 814617008300