2007 Luna Sangiovese (US) "Napa Valley"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"
Wine Category: Sangiovese (US)
Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 3% Petite Sirah
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 6,000
KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: January 31, 2010
Wine Review: Not many producers make Sangiovese in California, but Luna has been doing it for years. Each year their offering is consistently Very Good and the 2007 vintage continues that tradition. This dark ruby color wine opens with a fragrant ripe red raspberry compote bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a mild oak infused blend of black cherry and red raspberry with a hint of black pepper and Good and Plenty. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are nicely prolonged. This wine would pair well with penne smothered with a Bolognese sauce. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Our 2007 Napa Valley Sangiovese is a deep garnet color. Perfumed aromas of raspberries, black cherries, lilacs, and rose petals come forward on the nose. The Cabernet Sauvignon supports a chewy currant core on the mid-palate, accented by chocolate and hints of sandalwood. An interesting mineral note appears on the back of the palate, and firm, silky tannins hold the wine together. The finish is a lush thirty second trail of perfectly ripe, Bing cherries. This wine should be at its peak through 2016.
Organic status: not organic
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