Auction 21 | Lot No. 217
10 cases produced
- 100% Sangiovese
- Sourced from the rocky soils of the Game Farm Vineyard in Oakville
- Aged for 20 months in a mix of 65% new French and Hungarian oak
- We stay true to Sangiovese and its varietal characteristics, creating an Old-World style wine that is distinctly Napa Valley
Your Premiere Napa Valley Sangiovese Riserva is the best of both worlds, old and new. Grapes are sourced from the rocky soils of the Game Farm Vineyard in Oakville, an area known for producing densely concentrated wine in an iconic Napa Valley style. Fermentation methods create classic Sangiovese notes of violets and blackberries; barrel selection imparts a unique spice component and lingering vanilla finish. This wine highlights our commitment to blending Italian wine grape varieties with Napa Valley growing conditions.
Winemaker, Luna Vineyards
Traveled to work harvest abroad, always returning to Napa Valley. I have been at Luna for 9 years, previously working at Moone Tsai, Rombauer and Bealieu Vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Country born: United States
Education: Foreign study in New Zealand and Australia. UC Davis Extension Winemaking Certificate. My most influential mentors in California have been Philippe Melka and Tom Peterson.
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
I aim to make food friendly wines that are elegant, yet powerful and ageable. I prefer minimal intervention to allow the vineyards to show their individual characteristics.
955 Catalina Boulevard
San Diego CA 92106
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection
||Diamond Mountain District
||PNV Barrel Select