Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2006 Luna Sangiovese Reserve

     After a hectic day, I ordered a pizza for dinner from Russo's New York Pizzeria and opened a bottle of 2006 Luna Sangiovese Reserve to drink with it. This Napa Valley wine is a blend of 93% Sangiovese (sourced from Brunello clones grown in Oakville) and 7% Cabernet.
     In the glass, the wine was a deep garnet. It had medium intense aromas of red fruit- raspberries and cherries, dried leaves and milk chocolate. It had fresh flavors of ripe cherry, black tea and a bit of clove and was well-balanced with medium+ acidity and smooth tannins with 14.4% abv. 
     It was excellent with the pizza. I have also served it with many different red sauce Italian dishes as well as with thyme and sage seasoned roasts and stews. It is the Sangiovese that I am most likely to keep in the house.
     An extremely good wine!
related post:
2007 Luna Sangiovese Reserve
2007 Luna Napa Valley Red Wine
2005 & 2006 Luna Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve