Valley of the Moon Cuvee de la Luna 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Price: $30.00 $21.99
Save $8.01 (27%)
Item No. 107445
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc. Cuvée de la Luna is a unique blend of traditional Bordeaux red varietals. The Winemaker's goal is to make this blend the most complex and best tasting red wine possible. Its non-varietal label provides the winemaker the flexibility to assemble the blend each year based on the results of each vintage. Individual barrel lots were chosen from Sonoma County's premier viticultural areas. Our best lots of wine from Sonoma Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Mountain, and Alexander Valley were all used in this reserve "Meritage" style wine.

Black currant and cherry reduction aromas; enhanced with anise and black tea notes. Complex, concentrated black and red fruit flavors blend with a rich oak and dark chocolate finish. Supple tannins and balanced acidity provide excellent structure to this elegant and complex wine.

Critical Acclaim

"This is the winery's Bordeaux blend, and it's almost always quite a good and interesting wine. They’ve held the price steady for many years while maintaining if not increasing quality, to their credit. The 2005 is dry, full-bodied and fairly tannic, with a good balance of fruit, herb and earth flavors. Ready to drink now."
90 Points

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Valley of the Moon Winery encompasses both the rich history and the innovative spirit of California wine. Situated in the Sonoma Valley on land first planted to grapes in 1863, Valley of the Moon Winery is housed in a beautifully restored stone and redwood winery built in 1887. Blessed with rich volcanic soils and a distinctive banana belt microclimate, the estate vineyard has...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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