When the stars align in the wine world – glorious vintage, big-name winemakers, serious value – it’s something you need to pounce on. Lucky for you, we’ve got our California expert, Clare, always on the lookout for these hard-to-find gems. Wait until you taste her latest discovery …
Penumbra isn’t just named for a celestial event – it’s got real star power behind that label. It hails from the cellars of dynamic duo Derek Rohlff and Roger Scommegna and is made with premium grapes from Lodi and beyond – Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet and more. And thanks to the fantastic vintage (“2015 has turned out to be a spectacular, high-quality vintage” for California, says The Wine Advocate), the wine offers up seriously powerful flavors in your glass.
Like the shadow cast by an eclipse, Penumbra has a deep, sun-blocking color, which leads to intense red- and black-fruit compote characters, toasty vanilla spice and a luscious, lingering finish. Enjoy on its own (it really is that smooth) … perhaps while stargazing.
Just don’t wait too long to secure your share – limited quantities available.