2012 Miura, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Miura (myu rä) n. 1. Derived from Don Eduardo Miura, the most famous breeder of Spanish fighting bulls; for the Spanish, Miura is a legendary name signifying nobility, boldness and power.
Miura is our program that focuses on what I feel are the best regions in California for the growing of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Within each of those regions I have selected the vineyards that best exemplify that area stylistically and qualitatively.
Miura, Pinot Noir, Rochioli Vineyard, Russian River Valley
After 10 years of pestering Joe and Tom Rochioli I finally received the call that I had won the lottery! For me the Rochioli Vineyard has always been ‘THE’ vineyard in Sonoma County and one of the few vineyards in California that I would term ‘Grand Cru’.
While we only received a ton and a half of fruit (but were extremely grateful!) the wine shows the hallmarks of this iconic Russian River Valley property. Full of red currant, black cherry and spice, the wine exhibits great richness and length.
83 cases produced