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.
MIRA Pinot Noir Hyde 2013
Berries and spices, including black cherry, raspberry and earth
Recently identified by the Wall Street Journal as one of “the five California vineyards you need to know,” Hyde Vineyard is the superstar of the Los Carneros region of Napa Valley. Larry Hyde began planting in what would become Hyde Vineyard in 1979. Recognizing 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, while also producing stellar Syrah and other less common Napa Valley varieties. Recognized as “The Wise Man of Carneros” by Wine Spectator, it is no wonder grapes from this vineyard are so strongly sought after and Mira is proud to produce more varietals from Hyde Vineyard than any other producer.
Calera clone. 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.
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