Nose

The wine’s initial nose is full of red and black cherry aromas with subtle hints of jasmine and truffles.

Palate

This beautiful perfume of aromas carries through on the palate, followed by a sublime, earthy finish.

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, fermented in open top tanks with a percentage of whole clusters in one of them using pigeage as the primary extraction tool. 25 days total skin contact time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.

Aging

Aged in 100% French oak barrels (75% new) for 12 months.

Appearance

Ruby in color.