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Winemaker's Reserve
Hand-harvested and specially crafted by winemaker Shawna Miller

Our Winemaker’s Reserve is a selection of four wines carefully crafted by winemaker Shawna Miller and winery President Andre Crisp. The diverse line is comprised of a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2018 Chardonnay, a 2017 Pinot Noir, and a 2016 Sangiovese. Winemaker’s Reserve represents the heart of Luna Vineyards and our dedication to the production of premium wines through quality and innovation in our winemaking process.

2018 Chardonnay
2018 Chardonnay

Our 2018 Chardonnay was grown in some of the most celebrated vineyards of Napa Valley. Classically crafted, this wine is a mix of Wente & Dijon clones as well as cool climate Carneros Chardonnay, it is then aged in partially new French oak for a round yet fresh finish.

Appellation

Napa Valley

Blend

100% Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes

This wine begins with lemon and honey. Tangerine,green apple, creamy toasted almond and citrus continue on the palate.

Vinification

40% new French oak, 60% neutral oak. Experienced full malolactic fermentation. Aged on the lees for 8 months.

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2017 Pinot Noir
2017 Pinot Noir

Sourced from vineyards perched on the dramatic cliffs of the Sta. Rita Hills, our 2017 Pinot Noir is gently harvested with stems intact for whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel, and finished in neutral oak for the most balanced expression of fruit.

Appellation

Sta. Rita Hills

Blend

100% Pinot Noir

Accolades

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92 points - Wine Spectator

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Tasting Notes

Rhubarb, strawberry and forest leaves on the nose; rich bramble berry, rhubarb, earth, and cocoa on the palate

Vinification

Small lot, T-Bin whole cluster fermentation. Aged in 100% neutral oak for 12 months

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2016 Sangiovese
2016 Sangiovese

Hailing from our favorite vineyards in Napa Valley, our 2016 Sangiovese is crafted with a blend of Hungarian & French oak for a silky texture that highlights the traditional flavors of dark berries, cherry cola, and subtle clove spice.

Appellation

Napa Valley

Blend

100% Sangiovese

Accolades

Accolade Badge

90 points - Wine Enthusiast

Accolade Badge

Double Gold - 95 points - 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition

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Best of Class - 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition

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Tasting Notes

This wine begins with the perfumed aromas of violets, chocolate raspberries with hints of black pepper and vanilla. The big fruit flavors of cherry continue on the palate in a full-bodied manner with a touch of vanilla and toffee.

Vinification

Fermented 3-4 weeks in stainless steel for optimal color and flavor. Aged in 40% New French Oak and Hungarian Oak and 60% Neutral Oak for 20 months.

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2016 Cabernet speaks to the Old World with subtle structure from moderate use of new French oak and a small percentage of Petit Verdot. Luna's Cabernet is sourced from fruit grown in the Oakville & Yountville sub AVA's.

Appellation

Napa Valley

Blend

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

Accolades

Accolade Badge

Double Gold - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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92 points - James Suckling

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90 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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90 points - Jeb Dunnuck

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91 points - Wine Enthusiast

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pts

90 points - 2019 USA Wine Ratings

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Tasting Notes

Currants, black cherries, anise and cedar on the nose; plums, vanilla, and black tea on the palate

Vinification

Fermented 3-4 weeks in stainless steel for optimal color and flavor. Aged in 70% New French Oak and 30% Neutral Oak for 20 months

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