The Wine: Zinfandel 2016
Les Lunes Cabernet Sauvignon is a red natural wine made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Sonoma Valley and Alexander Valley, California, and some other classic Bordeaux grapes – 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. All grapes were hand-harvested and vinified separately. Each of the red wines were destemmed and gently macerated at cool temperatures for 4-14 days. The Millen and Pyaleh Vineyard wines were made as rose. The wines were then aged separately for 9 months in a combination of neutral oak and flextanks at which point the components were blended and 15ppm of sulfur was added. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration in early July, 2021.
The Producer: Les Lunes Wine
At Les Lunes Wine we lease our own vineyards, work our own vines and built our own cellar. We're blazing our own trail like the pioneering winemakers of California. Our goal is to grow wines that pay respect to the great wines of California’s past.
We do very little in the cellar because we spend time in our vineyards. Proper pruning, precise suckering, well-timed treatments, and thoughtful weed management let us minimize the pesticide inputs in our vineyards. We do this to preserve the indigenous microbes on the grapes and in the soils, which leads to healthier and more complex wines that don’t need adjusting or stabilizing.
Our goal year in and year out is to bring you a unique taste of the distinct times and places which we love and tend. The care that we bring through the entire winegrowing process shines through into the final product. Our wines are balanced in their youth, but the care we invest in the winegrowing will continue to reverberate in your cellar for years to come. (source: Les Lunes)
The Region: Sonoma County