Wine Rating: RP=91
Wine Rating: ST=91+
Wine Rating: ST=92-95
Wine Rating: WS=96
Wine Rating: RP=90
Wine Rating: WS=90
Wine Rating: RP=98
Wine Rating: RP=94-96
Wine Rating: WS=93
Buy 6 Bottles and Receive 15% Off*
SALE PRICE: $29.75
Use coupon code SOLID6 during checkout
If it wasn't enough for George Lucas to create the award-winning Star Wars series dynasty, he wanted a new challenge: making wines on his Skywalker Ranch Estate. With the Skywalker Ranch located in the West Marin County region, he was told that this area had historically been inhospitable to grapes. Attempting to defy the odds, Lucas pushed ahead and was one of the first to pioneer plantings in the Marin region. While his first attempts in the 90’s were not as successful, the Pinot Noir planting that began in 2003 has been first rate, and has proven to thrive despite West Marin’s fluctuating climate and short growing season.
Under winemaker, Scott McLeod, they have planted 20 acres on the southern ridge of the estate and the results have continued to improve since the first vintage release in 2008. The Viandante del Cielo is selected as individual lots, harvested by hand, berry selected, and loaded by gravity into the fermenting tanks where they undergo a natural fermentation with wild yeast and a strict barrel protocol of no more than 20% new French oak. It is then left for fourteen months before removal from its original barrel and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Exciting aromas of dark berries, forest floor, clove and allspice flow from the glass. The flavors of cherries, cranberries and dried currents, highlighted by white pepper and cedar notes follow into the long, lively finish.
Buy this now at this week’s incredibly low price of $29.75/bottle!
*Please enter coupon code SOLID6 during checkout to receive an additional 15% discount, when you purchase 6 bottles of the same wine in this sale. Offer valid through 10/28/2014 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This offer is valid only on www.wineranger.com. Applicable taxes and shipping are additional. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. No adjustments to prior purchases.