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2016 Luna Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7977926 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
kbutler1 1 $30 $30
DTexWine 3 $30 $90
10 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8010064 1 $30 Nov 28, 2021
I8003008 5 $30 Nov 21, 2021
I8003008 7 $31 Nov 21, 2021
I7999122 3 $30 Nov 14, 2021
I7988105 3 $30 Oct 31, 2021
I7988588 1 $30 Oct 31, 2021
I7982928 1 $30 Oct 24, 2021
I7977926 4 $30 Oct 17, 2021
I7972782 4 $30 Oct 10, 2021
I7971721 4 $30 Oct 10, 2021
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RATINGS

93James Suckling

Aromas of blackberries and blueberries with hints of sweet tobacco follow through to a full body, chewy and poised tannins and a flavorful finish.

90Wine Spectator

Dark currant and blackberry fruit melds with loam and licorice root notes... Ends with a swath of fruit and tobacco.

PRODUCER

Luna

Luna Vineyards is on the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley. It was started in 1995 when George Vare and Mike Moone bought the property for the estate. Luna makes several brands of wines, including Arnold Palmer Wines, Luna Vineyards and Lunatic wines.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.