Lúna􏰋sa Viognier􏰸 2020

Damiano Vine􏱇yar􏰸d, Sierr􏰸􏰸a Foo􏰜hills􏰋
$40 (Wine Clu􏰙b Reo􏰸rder􏰸 Pr􏰸ice: $36)

Lú􏱐nasa, an ancient celebration signifying the beginning of harvest, can be traced back as early as the 15th century in Ireland and Scotland, typically taking place in the month of August. During L􏱐únasa, 􏱒harvest knots􏱓 crafted from wheat were commonly exchanged as a token of love and courtship. The harvest knot represented on the label is known as a 􏱒Double Heart 􏱔 Farmer􏱕s Knot􏱓, which symboliz􏱖es a couple􏱕’s loving union and a farmer􏱕’s promise to return at the end of harvest.

L􏱐únasa is owned and operated by wife and husband, Ciji and Jordan Je􏱗ffries, and we are the fi􏱘rst wine shop to sell their brand new wines! Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Jordan􏱕s fi􏱘rst exposure to the wine industry was at age 17 working as an intern for a small winery outside of Eugene. Taking the opportunity to learn as much as possible about all facets of the winemaking process, his experience solidi􏱘ed his interest in wine, ultimately taking him to UC Davis where he graduated with a degree in Viticulture and Enology.

With his sights set on Napa, Jordan moved to the valley and secured his 􏱘first harvest internship following graduation. After a harvest spent abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Jordan returned to Napa where he continued to deepen his experience working under and alongside some of the region’􏱕s most accomplished winemakers (Thomas Rivers Brown & Philippe Melka just to name a few􏱙). In addition to being the winemaker for L􏱐únasa, Jordan currently serves as the Director of Winemaking for Brasswood’􏱕s new custom crush facility located in Calistoga. Quite the resume!

We chose this wine for your November wine club with Thanksgiving dinner on our minds. Viognier is a classic pairing, especially if you want to wow your guests with something deliciously di􏱗fferent. With its richness, medium body, light spice, and fruit fl􏱚avors it􏱕’s an ideal complement for your roast turkey 􏱔– both dark and white meat. Plus, its bright acidity can cut through buttery sides like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and stuffi􏱛ng. The viognier is pale gold in color with a bright perfume of white peach and apple blossoms on the nose. Notes of mouthwatering green apple and honeysuckle dominate the mid-palette, transitioning to a silky, smooth 􏱘finish. Only 69 cases made.

Ta􏱇ylor Morgan 􏱑– Nov􏰝ember 2021

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