A Refreshing Pinot Grigio From Luna Vineyards

One of the last times I was in Napa, my husband and I stopped into Luna Vineyards for a tasting.  They have a beautiful tasting room located on the Silverado trail in Napa (a little touristy but still a nice winery).  We tried many of their wines and brought a couple of bottles home with us, including their 2008 Napa Valley Pinot Grigio.  Today I opened up the bottle and enjoyed a glass on a beautiful, sunny California afternoon. 

About the Wine- From the Winery

Luna's Tasting Room in Napa

Luna 2008 Napa Valley Pinot Grigio is aged in stainless steel tanks (96% of the juice) and French oak barrels (6% of the juice).  It is 95% Pinot Grigio and 5% Chardonnay.  The Luna has 14.1% alcohol and retails for $18 (but can easily be found for $10-14) .  For more information see www.LunaVineyards.com

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

Luna 2008 Pinot Grigio pours a white gold in the glass.  The nose is crisp with notes of citrus and pear.  Refreshing tastes of grapefruit, green apple, and guava fill the palate.  The Luna is a smooth and balanced Pinot Grigio.  Overall, it is easy drinking and perfect for this summer afternoon.  It would pair nicely with grilled scallops or a pizza topped with shrimp.  Cheers!

My Wine Rating- B+

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