Red Blend - Mira Winery
Varietal: 50% Syrah 35% Petite Verdot 15% Cabernet Franc
Production: 979 cs
Winemaker: Gustavo Gonzales Elevation:
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Appellation: Napa Valley
Alcohol %: 14.5 Soil:
A deep garnet to purple hue hints at the intensity of dark fruit aromas, including blueberry, plum and cassis. Add to these aromas a developing and charming bouquet of raspberry, dried flowers, nutmeg and leather and it is no surprise that 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 characteristics of the three grape varieties that comprise this blend.
Aging: Four day cold maceration followed by 15 days of fermentation. Daily pump overs during active fermentation at 88°F. 21 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (40% new).
Food Pairing : Rib eyes and lamb chops.