Lapis Luna loosely translated means “blue moon”. What is a blue moon? A blue moon is when two full moon’s occur in the same month. There are 41 blue moon’s each century. The next blue moon will occur in December on the 2nd and the 29th.
Alright, enough of the astronomy lesson and on to the wine!
Once in a blue moon (pun intended), I get to taste a Merlot that is under $10 that is delicious. Lapis Luna Merlot is just that. It starts with a nose of black currant. On the palate you get black cherry and pine (yes, pine). It’s like Christmas in your mouth! It has a wonderful cherry, strawberry and pine finish that lasts for 20 seconds. It’s amazing for $8.99. Buy this one by the case, it’s a rare find! I tasted it twice because I couldn’t believe it either. Let it breath for 30 minutes and drink it with lamb, salmon, pizza or pasta.