Man on the Moon

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.

I seem to have misplaced my photos for this wine. I know I took them, I just can’t find them. If they reappear, I’ll put them up…I do have 3 cameras, so it’s possible they are on one I haven’t cleaned out in a while, but then you’d think I’d be missing others. However, that does not mean I didn’t like the wine. In fact, I rather enjoyed this bottle. We opened up the 2008 Luna Pinot Grigio on a very hot DC evening. (Though lets be honest…every evening has been hot this summer…) It had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 14.1% alcohol, and I see it available online for as little as $14. One person has it for about $9, but I can’t tell what vintage that store is selling. If it’s the 2008, go, scoop it up, now!

On the nose I got pineapple, apple, pear, peach, white flowers, and slight honey and melon notes. The mouth followed through from the nose (I’m pretty excited when there’s good follow through as there have been many times I’ve had a wine where I can’t believe what I’m tasting is the same thing I’ve been smelling) and had great acidity. I found peach, pear, melon, and honey. Light, crisp, and refreshing, all in a $14 (or under) package from Napa. Sold.