Mission Codename Golden moon
If you’ve had any of the Due Ruscelli we offered recently, you already know what to expect.
And according to them, this is their best one. No wonder it always gets the biggest awards. So much so that it took weeks and weeks of cajoling to get them to let go. Drove us crazy. “We’ll let you have some Luna, no, we can’t.” Repeat endlessly. We stuck to our guns, and you reap the benefits.
Our price? Also the best - at OVER 50% OFF!
A pastoral one-way country road just south of Healdsburg called Limerick Lane wraps up a couple of wineries right across the street from one another. One is the renowned Limerick Lane Cellars whose Zinfandels can fetch an arm and a leg. The other? A secret TINY neighbor ONLY INSIDERS know about - Due Ruscelli.
Following their roots, the Sloan family are in love with everything Italian, and after many trips and multiple harvests there, they set out on this tiny vineyard off of Limerick Lane to make the best Primitivo clone Zinfandels humanly possible.
This one passes the vibe check with flying colors, flaunting everything you want in a Zinfandel. Redolent with ripe raspberry, lingonberry, maraschino cherry, and sweet baking spices with a dollop of vanilla creme on top. Totally utterly enjoyable and priced to open any night of the week.
Wish we had more of this one! Grab some while it’s here!
95 Points, Double Gold – Harvest Challenge
Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Raspberry, lingonberry, maraschino cherry, baking spice
Deep purple in the core, radiating to a bright magenta rim, where crimson also comes into play
A real stunner, briary power, and finesse, exotic aromas of smoky wild berry, chunky dark chocolate, and Asian spice
Knocks it out of the park, intensity and power with a keen personality, floral raspberry, and spiced pomegranate
Layered flavors of smoky meat, cracked pepper, and herb, finishing long with big but ripe tannins
Calls for smoked meats, an all-day outdoors feast around the grill would be empty without it
What the Winery Says
2016 'Luna' RRV Primitivo (Zinfandel)
- Jacob Sloan
- 100% Zinfandel
- Bari Primitivo 3
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
- Due Ruscelli Estate Vineyard
- 24 months
- 30% new French oak
- 5 barrels