2000 Valley of the Moon
Sonoma County Cuvée de la Luna

Cuvée de la Luna

Wine Description
RICH FRUIT AROMAS OF CURRANTS & BLACK CHERRIES ENHANCED BY SUBTLE FRENCH OAK FLAVORS.
A SUPPLE, FULL-BODIED WINE CRAFTED TO AGE FOR A DECADE OR MORE.

Winemaker Notes

Cuvée de la Luna is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Individual barrel lots were chosen from Sonoma County's premier viticultural areas. Our best lots of wine from Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Mountain, Dry Creek and the Mayacamas Range were all used in this reserve "Meritage" style wine. "The goal with this wine for Valley of the Moon", says winemaker Pat Henderson, "is to make the most complex and best tasting red wine possible. Its non-varietal label gives us the ultimate flexibility to adjust the blend from year to year."

The fruit for this wine was harvested in late September/early October after 2000's exceptional growing season. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for twenty-four months in French and American oak barrels.

Food Recommendations
This robust wine is well paired with hearty dishes such as stews, roasted meats, duck and lamb.

COMPOSITION: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc

AGING: Twenty-four months in French and American oak

ACID/PH: 5.61g/L 3.77pH

ALCOHOL: 13.9%

PRODUCTION: 2443 cases

BOTTLED: May 2003

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Post Office Box 1951, Glen Ellen, California 95442-1951
Phone: 707-996-6941   Fax: 707-996-5809

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