Friday Wine Down: Martin Craig Luminist Chardonnay

Friday Wine Down: Martin Craig Luminist Chardonnay

Welcome to the Friday Wine Down! What a week it’s been – doesn’t a glass of wine sound perfect right about now? Here at GiftTree, we’re collectors, sippers and enthusiasts, and when we find a very special bottle, we just can’t keep ourselves from sharing! From Chardonnay on a casual night out to a rare Cabernet for special occasions, every week we’ll feature a fantastic wine available in our gifts. Onward!


This Week’s Friday Wine Down: Martin Craig Luminist Chardonnay

About This Wine

With a brightness that can only be claimed by Sonoma County’s sun-soaked Russian River Valley, Luminist Chardonnay is a limited-release boutique wine. It’s made in collaboration renowned winemaker Glenn Hugo. Sonoma County’s prestigious regions for growing Chardonnay offer a distinct profile, and the Russian River Valley brings elegance and richness.

Tasting Notes

Aged in new French oak barrels, this is a vibrant Russian River Chardonnay. Boasts radiant aromas of orange blossom and lemon zest. Balanced by apricot and peach notes, with a light oak finish. Light-bodied and food-friendly, Luminist shows a focused, brilliant acidity on the finish.


100% Chardonnay

Suggestions for Serving & Pairing

The refreshing acidity in Luminist pairs perfectly with poached salmon topped with lemon aioli, tiger prawns sautéed in garlic butter, a warm vegetable risotto terrine, or bay scallops in a tarragon cream sauce.


Try Martin Craig’s Luminist Chardonnay in a few of our favorite gift baskets – The Monterey – where it’s paired with three more companion wines and a whole lot of gourmet pairings.


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