2015 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

The Vineyard

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’.

The 2015

AS with the rest of our vineyards we were way down in the amount of fruit we harvested here, about 35% short, but the wine is full of expressive red and black fruit that seems to linger forever.

145 cases produced