2014 Miura, Pinot Noir, Rochioli Vineyard, 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’.
This was the third of three very high quality vintages for the region. With about 40% less rainfall than usual but with some much needed rain arriving in April the crop set was quite good and a mild summer led to prefect ripening conditions. Dark cherry, nutmeg, tea and cinnamon spices permeate this luscious wine.
193 cases produced