Nose

Dark fruit aromas, including blueberry, plum and cassis. Add to these aromas a developing bouquet of raspberry, dried flowers, nutmeg and leather.

Palate

On the palate the wine contains all of these components with additional cherry flavors and hints of pepper on the finish. The wine perfectly marries all the key aromatic and flavor characteristics of the three grape varieties that comprise this blend.

Growing Conditions

2017 is a year in which Nature kept us on our toes through much of the growing season. Winter brought us a much-needed abundance of rain that refreshed our groundwater supplies. The mild spring felt like a continuation of winter which culminated in a rare June hailstorm. The winter rains were brought to balance with very warm summer temperatures leading to the wildfires at the end of harvest. Fortunately for Mira, none of our vineyards were impacted and we had wrapped up harvest before the fires, saving us from any effect on wine quality

Winemaking

Four day cold maceration followed by 15 days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 88°F. 21 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.

Aging

Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (40% new).

Appearance

A deep garnet to purple hue.