Pinot Noir “Hyde Vineyard” - Mira Winery
Varietal: 100 % Calera Clone Pinot Noir Production: 250 cs
Winemaker: Gustavo Gonzales Elevation:
Appellation: Los Carneros AVA Alcohol %: 15
Soil: The ideal conditions of East facing slopes, sun exposure and coastal influence, his experiments with vine row orientation, rootstock and clonal selection has resulted in a vineyard able to produce some of the finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.
Initial traces of familiar berries and spices playfully reveal themselves as black cherry, raspberry, pomegranate and earth as the wine begins to unwind. Definition from the acidity ensures a long and sublime finish.
Aging: Seven day cold maceration followed by 13 days of fermentation. A combination of daily pipeage and pumpers during time on the skins maxing out at a fermentation temperature of 88 degrees F. 24 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Food Pairing : Wild mushroom & burrata bruschetta, pork roast.
2013 92 pts Wine Enthusiast