Wines from USA


Lapis Luna Wines

The owners of the Lapis Luna Wines are relentless in their vision to create distinct wines that will have an allure not unlike that of the pull of the moon on the tides. Never again will you have to wait for the next blue moon to enjoy the best California has to offer.

In an industry where you would never expect such quality wine in this price bracket, founder Sal Nuccio is a breath of fresh air. Born in Italy, he has a no-nonsense approach to the philosophy of making great wine. As opposed to the mass producers, their limited production allows them the luxury of giving that personal touch to every aspect of the wine making process.

The wines are a result of a unique relationship established with several family owned vineyards in Northern California’s premium grape growing regions. They are involved in all aspects from the grape to the bottle, and thus able to ensure that the wines are of highest quality.

If it’s true that great things happen “once in a blue moon”, then Lapis Luna is testimony to wine worth waiting for. Each vintage is the inspiration of a team of individuals dedicated to creating an exceptional, handcrafted wine at an exceptional price.

From overseeing the growth of the grapes to the bottling of the wine, the founders of Lapis Luna believe every sip should be an experience that is sexy, soft, intense, and loaded with flavors. A case in point is the 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, as one of the top 100 wines of the year.

 
 
Lapis Luna Chardonnay
 
Low-yielding vines from prime eastern Monterey vineyards provided the fruit for this mouth-filling unoaked Chardonnay.
 
Lush aromas of tropical fruit and butterscotch are followed by the rich, full flavors of the wine.
 
This wine is an ideal accompaniment to seafood, salads and lightly spiced dishes The wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 3 years.
 
Vintage: 2005
Alcohol: 14.8%
UPC #: 054176537006
 
Awards and Ratings:
* San Francisco Chronicle – Bronze Medal
* Orange County State Fair – Silver Medal
* Sacramento State Fair – Silver Medal
* Houston International Competition – Bronze Medal
 
 
 
Lapis Luna Merlot
 
Intense aromas of black stonefruits, raspberry and mocha give way to rich, mouth-coating berry flavors, a classic tannic structure and long, enduring farewell.
 
The wine is an ideal accompaniment to grilled or roasted meats, rich pastas and cheese dishes.
 
This wine is ready to enjoy now but would amply reward cellaring for up 4 years.
 
Vintage: 2004
Alcohol: 14.4%
UPC #: 654176537007
 
Awards and Ratings:
* San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition – Silver Medal
* Orange County State Fair – Silver Medal
* Sacramento State Fair – Silver Medal
 
 
Lapis Luna Zinfandel - Romanza
 
 
 

A robust wine with splendid fruit forward aromas of black raspberry and caramel. The wine is rich and mouth-filling with a long, sweet finish. A delicious wine that can also be served slightly chilled on warm summer evenings.

The wine is an ideal accompaniment to roasts, pastas and grilled meats.

This wine is ready to enjoy now but would amply reward cellaring for up five years.

Vintage: 2005
Alcohol: 14.4%
UPC #: 654176637401
 
 
 
Lapis Luna Petite Sirah
 
From the Olagaray Vineyard in Lodi. Rich and full-bodied with lush, violet, jammy blackberry elements and nuances of peppery spice. The wine is intense blue-purple in color and offers up aromas of coffee, blackberries and caramel which follow through on the palate accented by the balanced oak finish. A total of 800 cases were produced.
 
This wine is an ideal accompaniment to rich meat dishes. Try this wine with braised lamb shanks and garlic mashed potatoes.
 
The wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to five years.
 
Vintage: 2003
Alcohol: 13.9%
UPC #: 654176537100
 
Awards and Ratings:
* Houston International Competition – Bronze Medal
 
 
 
Lapis Luna Petit Verdot
 
This 100% Petit Verdot is intense, almost black in color with strong notes of mocha. Tones of ripe plum, tobacco, and toffee linger on the palate. A total of 800 cases were produced.
 
The wine is an ideal accompaniment to red meat and cheese dishes that offer a complimentary tangy flavor. Try this wine with beef tartare with grilled tomato and a balsamic red wine reduction.
 
Enjoy the wine now but could develop nicely with cellaring for up three years.
 
Vintage: 2004
Alcohol: 13.5%
 
Awards and Ratings:
* San Francisco Chronicle – Bronze Medal
* California State Fair - 90pts Silver Medal