Mira Merlot Hyde Vineyard 2016
Red cherry, mocha, gravel, sweet tobacco, earth, and graphite on the nose lead to flavors of red currant, violet, dark chocolate, and vanilla. The mid-palate is supported by silky, fine-grain tannins and a well-structured finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Tomato Based Pasta – Roast Duck – Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recommended Recipe: Thyme Roasted Grapes with Brie
Retail Price: $75 | Society 610 Member Price $60*
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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.
Four day cold maceration followed by 15 days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 88°F. 27 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new).
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