Aromas of lemon, white peach & nectarine with a touch of vanilla bean. The palate is rich and round with a nice acidity, leading to a long finish. Drink now - 2030
North Coast, CA 70% Mendocino County, 15% Potter Valley, 15% Ukiah Valley
Fruit was night harvested resulting in slow, cold fermentations. Upon picking, grapes were destemmed and carefully pressed. The juice was cold settled over 4 days, after which the clear juice was racked off of heavy solids. The wine was fermented with a combination of stainless steel and lightly toasted French oak with full malolactic fermentation occurring naturally.
Established in 1999, Lapis Luna translates to “stone” and “moon”. Over the past 20 years, we have been on a journey to produce exceptional wines from incredible California vineyards. Our wines deliver fresh and vibrant fruit, balanced with lively acidity and good structure, creating true-to-varietal expressions that can be enjoyed every night of the week.
The label artwork originated with 400-year-old copperplate engravings from the early 1600s, published by the poet Herman Hugo. Meneer Hugo was born in Brussels, Belgium. In 1624, he published the popular book “Pia Desideria” (Loving Desires) containing engravings and emblems of love. The book became a classic of seventeenth century. Each Lapis Luna label shows a faceless hero overcoming obstacles in a timeless story of aspiration and redemption. The quest depicted on the bottles reflects the hero’s journey to reach for the moon.
Our Inspirational Wine Maker
With over 25 years of experience in the wine industry, Nicole Walsh has held every position in wine production including Winemaking, Vineyard Management, Grower Relations, and Property Development.
Originally from Saginaw, MI, Nicole graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a major in Horticulture/Viticulture at a time when this undergraduate department comprised of two students. This rare opportunity gave her a hands-on opportunity to be guided by graduate professors in Horticulture with a focus on growing grapes and making wine. During her last semester, she attended a sustainable agriculture institution Universidad E.A.R.T.H. in Costa Rica. It was there that she became proficient in the Spanish language and solidified her commitment to sustainable agriculture.