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Mira Merlot Hyde Vineyard 2015

Mira Merlot Hyde Vineyard 2015

A nose characterized by its terroir: gravel, rocks, earth, dirt that lead to flavors of dark chocolate, tobacco and fruit. The finish is characterized by its medium structure, echoes of berries and semblances of charred meat. A very youthful wine that promises years of aging.

92 Points - Wine Spectator - "Refined and focused, with a minerally saline hint to the dried red berry and cherry flavors that are full of ripe tannins and acidity. Ends with savory and black olive notes on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 330 cases made. — KM"

90 Points - James Suckling - "A full-bodied merlot with aromas of black fruit, tar, tobacco leaves, cedar and baking spices. Firm tannins and chewy texture. Plenty of wood and rich bramble notes. Drink or hold."

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Wine Profile
Production
300 Cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Hyde Vineyard, Los Carneros AVA
Acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.66
Residual Sugar
0.7 g/L
Alcohol %
15.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A nose characterized by its terroir: gravel, rocks, earth, dirt that lead to flavors of dark chocolate, tobacco and fruit. The finish is characterized by its medium structure, echoes of berries and semblances of charred meat. A very youthful wine that promises years of aging.
Vineyard Notes
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.
Vintage Notes
2015 is the vintage in which drought was on everyone’s mind. Rainfall the previous vintages was minimal at best and 2015 was very dry for most of the State. However, thanks to some early season rains, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall. Thanks also to cool temperatures during the growing season the demand for water was kept to a minimum. These cool temperatures also contributed to uneven fruit set which resulted in much lower than average yields. Sugar accumulation was also slightly ahead of flavor development and so we harvested most varieties with more sugar than in the previous vintages. Small vintages typically result in more concentrated wines and 2015 is no exception. We just have much less of it in 2015.
Winemaker's Notes
Four day cold maceration followed by 13 days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 88°F. 30 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new).
Production
300 Cases
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