Luminara Red Blend 2016
Illuminating the idea of what fine wine can be, Luminaria is the first-ever exquisitely crafted, alcohol-removed wine made from fruit grown in the prized Napa Valley appellation. By selecting grapes of exceptional quality, in tandem with the most advanced proprietary de-alcoholization technology in the world, Luminara delivers a true fine wine experience—without the alcohol.
The 2016 growing season was yet another exceptional one for Napa Valley. September harvest weather was excellent, providing a typical vineyard yield. October rains were a welcome occurrence, helping to alleviate persistent drought conditions.
Our technologically superior and delicate alcohol-removal process allows us to retain the vibrant fruit aromas and flavors that define this Red Blend. Using a revolutionary spinning cone column, we gently extract and safeguard the wine’s delicate aromas and flavors. The alcohol is then removed and the wine essences are re-introduced to the base juice. The finished wine is aged in both French and American oak to impart additional complexity and texture.
Our rich alcohol-removed Red Blend reflects the heart and soul of Napa Valley terroir, showcasing bold black cherry aromas over subtle notes of spice and smoke. Luxe cherry on the palate culminates in a long, lingering finish, making this Red Blend a luminous offering for any occasion.
Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietal: 95% Merlot; 5% Zinfandel
Alcohol: 0.20% v/v
TA: 0.67 g/100mL
Residual Sugar: 3.20 g/100 mL