Friday, August 27, 2010

2007 Luna Sangiovese Reserve

     Last night, we went to Corelli's, a little Italian restaurant, where the food is good, their suga rosa is fantastically fresh, but the wine list could be better. Every summer, they do a promotion allowing you to bring your own wine with no corkage fee. We love to take advantage of this!
     We ordered some traditional meals, my husband had the veal Parmesan and I had the manicotti to which I added grilled shrimp, and the waiter opened the bottle of 2007 Luna Sangiovese Reserve that we brought with us. It was a rich garnet with aromas of raspberries and lavender. The taste was juicy cherries and black tea leaves. The tannins were velvety firm and it finished with a deep pomegranate flavor. Heaven in a glass!
     We first learned about Luna Vineyards at a local wine bar. We liked every one of their wines that we tried, so on a trip to Napa Valley it was a "must see" for us. We enjoyed everything about our visit to Luna; they had such a laid back, casual and fun spirit and the wines were fabulous. We sat up in the tower drinking a glass of our favorite from the tasting and we became "Luna-tics". We joined their wine club and have enjoyed every shipment that we have received for the last three years.
     I have found that I enjoy the entire Luna line from the value priced Pinot Grigio I purchase at my local liquor store to the high-end Cabernets available only to club members.

The view of Luna Vineyards from the tower: