2018 Les Lunes 'Cosmic' Red Blend

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The Gist

  • Grape Varietal: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon; 45% Cabernet Franc; 10% Merlot
  • Orinda, CA
  • Organic farming
  • Gentle maceration and aged in neutral oak
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • No sulphur added
  • 13% ABV

Shaunt Oungoulian and Diego Roig began Les Lunes and Populis wines in 2014 and are part of the new wave of California producers revitalizing and reimagining the industry. Their vision is rooted in making wine they would want to be drinking, but beyond considering method and style, they have kept cost effectiveness at the forefront of their minds. Rather than purchasing their own vineyard, they’ve headed in the direction many young winemakers go, leasing lands on different estates where they are able to farm organically for themselves rather than purchase grapes grown by other farmers. The Les Lunes wines come from a special facet of Diego and Shaun’s project, produced from their own fruit, but stylistically maintaining the same approach as their Populis wines. The Cosmic blend consists of mostly Bordeaux varietals that see shorter macerations and less aging than the other wines within the Les Lunes project. This allows them to showcase the jammy blue-fruit characters from Diego and Shaunt’s farmed vineyards. What ends up in the glass is an incredibly refined, ethereal, and bright ready to drink bistro table wine. Enjoy this wine chilled with a pantry favorite. -Sonya T.