Luna Merlot 2006

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$40.00 $19.99
Save $20.01
Item No. 95729
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • ST92
Style: Big & Bold

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Our 2006 Napa Valley Merlot is an intense ruby red. The nose is filled with scents of tangerines, roses, and tobacco. The mid-palate is a tightly integrated mixture of blackberries, plums, and leather. Fine-grained tannins and great acidity hold the wine together as the finish melts into earthy cocoa and cassis. This Merlot will be at its peak from 2013 through 2016.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, graphite and game, plus a smoky, flinty note winemaker Drash describes as "Black Cat firecracker." Juicy and mineral-driven, offering an enticing combination of density and clarity. This very sexy wine should give early pleasure but also age well."
92 Points

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Yuriy - Needham, MA (read all my reviews)

Style: Smooth & Supple
Nice wine, lots of fruit on the nose, a bit overly suppressed tannins, which make me think of tempranillo grapes. The fruit is nice, with some fresh raspberry, and a cherry undertone to the taste, with some mocha on the finish. Good for this price point ($20).
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Style: Smooth & Supple
Luna is something of an expert with Merlot, and for under $20 try a bottle. Smooth & lush, with integrated tannins and a silky finish, this is a beauty. Its funny that while Miles in Sideways denegrates Merlot, in one of the final scenes he's shown drinking a pricy Bordeaux that contains a substantial amount of Merlot in the blend. As a wine geek, it cracked me up.
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Luna Vineyards was founded in 1995 by George Vare and Mike Moone. Both Vare and Moone have been Presidents of major California wineries and important influences in the California wine industry since the mid-1960's.The founders purchased the St. Andrews winery, located at the foot of the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley, and set out to produce Italian varietal wines - Pinot Grigio,...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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