LUNA FREAKOUT RESERVE - 2005
Napa Valley White blend of 32% Sauvignon Blanc, 29% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Grigio and 10% Tocai Fruilano. 14.4% alcohol.
Light yellow color with sweet citrus, lemon-lime and spice on the nose. Spicy oak, vanilla, citrus and minerals on the palate with caramel and honey on the finish. After the wine opens, it reveals red plum and perfume-floral flavors on the mid-palate to finish transition. Complex, slightly oily, with racy acidity yet dry like a Gruner Veltliner. Very harmonious.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Wow! What a wild and exciting white wine. I love this effort. Beautiful and bold. Good acidity but with some grace and elegance. Yin and Yang. A very dynamic white that puts Caymus Conundrum to shame. I'm a huge fan of this wine. Retails for $17 making it a complete steal!