2016 Miura, Pinot Noir, Monterey

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, Monterey County

The Vineyard

For this harvest we went back to a favorite vineyard of ours in the region- Mission Ranch, which borders River Road and separates the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA from the Monterey AVA.

The 2016

Dark, juicy red fruit that retains a nice crisp balance and does not become cloying. Very approachable from the onset.

354 cases produced