Cabernet Franc Hyde Vineyard - Mira Winery
Varietal: 100 % Cabernet Franc Production: 150 cs
Winemaker: Gustavo Gonzales Elevation:
Dry Extract: gr / liter Acidity: . gr / liter
Appellation: Los Carneros AVA Alcohol %: 14.5
Soil: East facing slopes provide ideal sun exposure when paired with the cool coastal winds that blow from San Pablo Bay through Carneros. Considered one of the superstar vineyards of the Napa Valley, the grapes from this location are perfect for crafting our single vineyard Cabernet Franc.
Refined and stately, our 2013 Hyde Vineyard Cabernet Franc is a combination of a new planting and an old workhorse block. These come together in a combination of fresh red fruit from the young block and an anise, mineral backdrop from the old block. A pure and unique expression from the Hyde Vineyard, this wine will only continue to develop for years to come.
Aging: Four day cold maceration followed by eight days of fermentation. Daily pump overs during active fermentation at 88°F. 28 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new).
Food Pairing : Roast chicken, pork, roasted or grilled, beef, duck, sausage, lamb, veal.
2013 94 pts Wine Enthusiast