Luna Vineyards Pinot Grigio Napa Valley 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Think of an inexpensive Italian Pinot Grigio with a West Coast flair. There is some nice minerality and pronounced aromas of some exotic fruits like guava as well as orange and grapefruit skins. Very fair price and very easy to sip.

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Luna Vineyards:
Walk through the wrought iron gate and enter another world. Drink in the rustic beauty of olive trees, towering poplars, and leafy oaks that landscape the grounds surrounding our estate's Italianate architecture. Be transported by our spectacular setting to another time, another place while enjoying every moment of the here and now that Luna Vineyards offers. When George Vare and Mike Moone fi... Read more
Walk through the wrought iron gate and enter another world. Drink in the rustic beauty of olive trees, towering poplars, and leafy oaks that landscape the grounds surrounding our estate's Italianate architecture. Be transported by our spectacular setting to another time, another place while enjoying every moment of the here and now that Luna Vineyards offers. When George Vare and Mike Moone first laid eyes on the Luna property in 1995, they instantly recognized the magic, and the amazing potential, of its estate vineyards. Plus, it was perfectly located along the Silverado Trail. So they bought the property and followed their dream, building a winery that paid tribute to the varietals that set Napa Valley apart. They also planted visionary varietals like Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese, which weren’t then well known in Napa Valley. Read less

External Reviews for Luna Vineyards Pinot Grigio Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Pale yellow gold, rich, slightly tropical aromas of orange and nuts. Fat, smoky and thick, with exotic fruits and marzipan leavened by firm mineral spice. A touch of sweetness (4 grams per liter r.s.) is nicely balanced by sound acidity. Concentrated, almost honeyed pinot grigio with lovely richness and length. this was fermented in barrel with wild yeasts; half of the wine went through malolactic barrel with wild yeasts; half of the wine went through malolactic fermentation.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

The 2009 Pinot Grigio is a light golden color. The nose is scented with grapefruit and pear, and on the palate orange fruits come to the forefront. Mango and orange zest are accented by notes of guava and a pronounced minerality. The wonderful acidity and full-bodied texture carry through a delicious lemony finish with hints of apricot. This wine will be at its peak from now through the end of 2012. - Winery


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

I do not know of a better Pinot Grigio produced in the New World than Lunarsquo;s 1998. Cropped at 3 tons per acre, as opposed to the normal 6ndash;10, this wine tips the scales at a powerful 14.1% alcohol. What makes it terrific is the fact that it was fermented with indigenous yeast, thus giving it more aromatic dimension as well as a creamier mid-palate and finish. This 1998 also possesses a sumptuous nose of orange rinds, lemon butter, honey and nuts. Full-bodied, with a chewy texture and gorgeous fruit, this wine, aged on its lees for 8 months and bottled unfiltered, is a juicy, pleasure-filled Pinot Grigio.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

There is not a better Pinot Grigio being produced ion the New World than Lunarsquo;s. The finest they have made to date, the stunning 2001 Pinot Grigio offers aromas and flavors of orange marmalade intermixed with honeysuckle. This fresh, medium to full-bodied effort is an example of a hedonistic dry white at it finest.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Leesy aromas of lemon, honey and hay, with hints of dried fruits. Supple, very ripe and layered, with a flavor of lemon drop. Distinctly fat for Pinot Gris but has complexity and sound supporting acidity. This was fermented in barrel, with little use of SO2.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Remarkably complex and compelling. Ripe and rich, loaded with tiers of fig, roasted almond, spice, vanilla bean, cream and tangy lemon overtones. Excellent viscosity, with tart, lingering quince nuances. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"The 2008 Pinot Grigio is a pale golden color. The nose is scented with grapefruit and pear


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Think of an inexpensive Italian Pinot Grigio with a West Coast flair. There is some nice minerality and pronounced aromas of some exotic fruits like guava as well as orange and grapefruit skins. Very fair price and very easy to sip.

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