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 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
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+