Lapis Luna Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Lodi, California

Established in 1999, Lapis Luna translates to ‘stone’ and ‘moon’. The label artwork originated with 400-year-old copperplate engravings from the early 1600s, published by the poet Herman Hugo. Meneer Hugo was born in Brussels, Belgium. In 1624, he published the popular book ‘Pia Desideria’ (Loving Desires) containing engravings and emblems of love. The book became a classic of seventeenth century. Each Lapis Luna label shows a faceless hero overcoming obstacles in a timeless story of aspiration and redemption. The quest depicted on the bottles reflects the hero’s journey to reach for the moon. 2021 vintage: Crimson in the glass with aromas of dark chocolate, cherry and a hint of roasted coffee. Rich and full textured on the palate with profound dark fruit. All of the fruit was gently destemmed and crushed, then inoculated. Each fermentation was pumped-over twice daily, with the temperature peaking at 90º F. Maceration from 12 to 28 days, barrel aged 10 months.