Wine of The Day: 2012 Luminary – The Inaugural Vintage
The first American wine to cross state lines and blend fruit from four carefully curated, iconic properties in four renowned appellations through a collaborative effort to create something one-of-a-kind.
Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon; Pine Ridge Vineyards, Napa, CA
19% Syrah; Double Canyon, Horse Heaven Hills, WA
8% Syrah; Chamisal Vineyards, Edna Valley, CA
16% Zinfandel; Seghesio Family Vineyards, Alexander Valley, CA
2% Merlot; Pine Ridge Vineyards, Napa, CA
Barrel regimen: 18 months French oak; 42% new oak
The 2012 debut vintage of Luminary includes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Napa Valley; Syrah from Horse Heaven Hills, Washington and Edna Valley, California; and Zinfandel from Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. We feel these regions offer the best representation of their respective varietals. Bottled alone, each offers impeccable character. Blended together, they become a whole new work of art.
Elegantly structured with soft, round tannins, our 2012 debut release of Luminary boasts vibrant impressions of cherries and berries as well as fragrant spice notes of cinnamon, smoke and toast. Deep, rich layers of fruit, sweet cream, cocoa and spice expand on a palate, which is beautifully concentrated but balanced by bright acid and subtle wood nuances.