Napa, CA, November 14, 2018 – Luna Vineyards announced today the launch of a new wine series that has been in the works behind the scenes since 2014: The Winemaker’s Reserve, a selection of four wines carefully crafted by its winemaker, Shawna Miller and winery President, Andre Crisp. The line is comprised of a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2017 Chardonnay, a 2017 Pinot Noir, and a 2016 Sangiovese. The Sangiovese and Chardonnay were grown in top Napa Valley vineyards, the Pinot Noir is from vineyards on the cliffs of the Sta. Rita Hills, and the Cabernet Sauvignon hails from Oakville and Yountville sub AVAs’s. The Winemaker’s Reserve collection debuted at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter in London.
“I am so excited to share the wines in my new winemaker’s reserve collection,” said Shawna Miller. “Each bottle has been specially crafted by me to be of the utmost quality. I do hope you enjoy this elevated, luxurious collection.”
This new line represents the heart of Luna Vineyards and its dedication to the production of premium wines. Long known and loved as producers of Pinot Grigio, Robert Parker has said “There is no better Pinot Grigio being produced in the New World than Luna’s,” the Winemaker’s Reserve collection showcases the diversity in Luna’s wine abilities. Furthermore, two earlier vintages of the same varietal, the pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon, were just awarded scores of 91 and 90, respectively, from Wine Spectator.
In the creative process of the line, Luna moved to an austere elegance, stripping away design to flourish and present a simple notion: that the real statement is inside the bottle. Each bottle has a special signed note from Shawna describing how the wine was made and tasting notes, and each bottle is embossed with a luxurious red seal. This collection has been hand-harvested and farmed from vineyards specially sourced for having unique and superior terroir. The Winemaker’s Reserve collection is a trade line available for wholesale purchase, and the suggested retail price ranges from $45- $65 per bottle.
“Since we started making wine, back in 1995, our core value has always been to produce top quality wine,” said Andre Crisp. “This new collection is the culmination of years of work to perfect our craft and create truly incredible, small lot wines for a discerning connoisseur.”
About Luna Vineyards:
Never one to go with the flow, Luna Vineyards’ pioneering roots began at its estate on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley over two decades ago. Luna celebrates that same innovative vision today with award-winning winemaker, Shawna Miller. This limited production series draws from the techniques of its ancestors, crafted from hand-picked fruit farmed with the utmost respect for the land. For more information, please visit: www.lunavineyards.com