Mira Cabernet Sauvignon Schweizer Vineyard 2014 3L
Layers of seductive red fruit aromas interwoven with hints of minerality attract the nose. The initial contact with the palate hints at a brightness that is sure to allow the wine to gain complexity over many years while the middle is loaded with red fruit, supple tannin and just a hint of French oak. The finale is grandiose with a sexy perfume filled return and a long finish that begs for another taste. This wine is non fined, non filtered. Expect some sediment from our pure approach to winemaking. This wine can be cellared for years to come.
Schweizer Vineyard, Stags Leap District
28 months, 100% French oak barrels (new)
Full, in barrel
Layers of seductive red fruit aromas interwoven with hints of minerality and brightness, with a middle loaded with red fruit, supple tannin and just a hint of French oak
Schweizer Vineyard, one of the oldest in Napa Valley, has been producing grapes for premier wines for over 100 years and has been owned by the Schweizer family since 1956. This small 42 acre vineyard in the heart of Stags Leap District brings together some of the best soils and the perfect microclimate for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The combination of excellent draining Perkins Gravelly Loam soil, the guarantee of great afternoon sun due to its position on the east side of the valley and ideal hot days and cool nights secure that Schweizer Vineyard is among the world’s top locations to grow Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vintage 2014 is best remembered as the year of the big, Napa centered earthquake. This occurred in August, at a time most wineries are preparing to receive fruit if they haven’t already done so. Though wineries were impacted, the vineyards themselves suffered no damage. The months leading to harvest showed a drought tendency, with the 2013/14 season being one of the driest on record. Though rainfall was about half of normal, we received quite a bit of rain in February and March, enough to hold us over for the rest of the season. The warm Spring and dry summer resulted in smaller grapes, which typically means a higher degree in flavor concentration. Nature gave us an unexpected bounty in 2014, however another excellent vintage.
10 day cold maceration followed by 14 days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 88°F. 40 days total vat time in small French oak vats followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 28 months in 100% French oak barrels (100% new). Bottled non fined and non filtered.
Food Pairing Notes
Rosemary Crusted Rib Roast of Beef, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Crostini w/ Figs, Porcini Mushroom Risotto
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