2017 Miura, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

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, Santa Lucia Highlands

The Vineyard

This is our entry level Pinot Noir. A wine that we made because a number of high end restaurants wanted to pour a Miura Pinot Noir by the glass but found that our single vineyard offerings were too expensive to do so. We made this wine to be more approachable in its youth, but one that retains the complexity and elegance associated with all Miura Pinot Noirs and yet priced so it can be consumed on an everyday basis.

The 2017

For this harvest we went back to one of our favorite growers in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Steve McIntyre, whom we feel grows some of the best fruit in Monterey County. A wet winter followed by a warm summer led to an early harvest of full-bodied yet well-balanced, fruit-forward wines.

1504 cases produced