Aging wine in an oak barrel adds to its maturity, though dressing a significant other in oak clothing only seems to add splinters. Attain refinement with today’s Groupon to Luna Vineyards. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a tasting for two (a $40 value), plus 10% off a wine purchase.
- For $38, you get a tasting for four (an $80 value), plus 10% off a wine purchase.
Luna Vineyards’ growers use organic farming methods to coax harvests from rocky to thin red soils, then handpick grapes for native yeast fermentation and aging in oak barrels from Burgundy and Bordeaux. With today’s Groupons, tasting tandems or quaffing quartets can sample four 3-ounce pours of Luna’s vintages. Samples may include reds such as the 2007 Reserve sangiovese, awakening the senses with sniffs of black raspberry, tastes of dark chocolate, and sounds of applause. Whites may include the 2009 Napa Valley pinot grigio, peaking through the end of 2012 and described by Wine Spectator as possessing “vivid, juicy pear and peach flavors … with terrific details of apple blossom and spice.” After swigging varietals and playing spin the bottle in the elegant tasting room, oenophiles can peruse current releases and receive 10% off their wine purchase.