2017 Miura, Chardonnay, Napa 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, Chardonnay, Napa Valley

The Vineyard

After years of pestering Lee Hudson we finally secured some of his magnificent Chardonnay fruit from his vineyard in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. The Hudson Vineyard is widely acknowledged to be amongst the top three Chardonnay vineyards in California.

The 2017

Plentiful rain in the winter previous to harvest ended a five-year drought in California. There was a fair amount of heat in the summer, which caused us to harvest in late August. Fortunately as all we produce is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, everything was in barrels at the winery before the worst fires in California’s history were able to affect the wines. Our second Chardonnay from this amazing vineyard and it follows in the footsteps of the style, power and elegance of the 2016.

240 cases produced