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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Our 7th release is another classic style Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The aromas of this Cabernet Sauvignon are an ever evolving blend of dry rose petals, ripe blackberries, pipe tobacco, dark chocolate and baking spices. The palate offers layers of complexity – a soft, ripe entry of dark cherry with hints of leather followed by a concentrated core of ripe plum, highlights of vanilla, cinnamon and cedar. The balanced acidity delivers a seamless harmony of fruit and rich tannins that integrate into a clean and long lasting elegant finish.
Winemaker Notes: The grapes were destemmed and hand sorted. Then whole berry processed to manage tannin extraction. 14 days of fermentation with multiple gentle punch downs extract color and flavor compounds from the skins. Barrel aged 20 months in French Oak, half new oak and half neutral oak. Sur lies for two months during initial aging.
Harvest Date: October 23rd, 2011
Alcohol %: 14.5
Vineyards: Oakville and St. Helena
Total Production: 561 cases
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Cimarossa Vineyard
Our 3rd release from the Cimarossa Vineyard on Howell Mountain, 1,800 feet above the valley floor.
The aromas and bouquet of this Cabernet Sauvignon are a complex and rich blend of blackberry jam, fresh blueberries, dry rose petals complimented with glimmers of nutmeg, cinnamon and cedar. The palate follows with a concentrated core of dark berries, baking spices, and dark chocolate with hints of dry grass and California Bay Laurel. The balanced acid, fruit, and beautifully ripe mountain tannins deliver a powerful yet elegant, evolving sensory experience that will leave a clean and lasting finish on the palate.
Winemaker Notes: The grapes were destemmed, hand sorted and whole berry processed to manage tannin extraction. 16 days of fermentation with multiple gentle punch downs extract color and flavor compounds from the skins. For the first two months of aging the wine is sur lies and stirred every other week for at least the first two months or until the tannins begin to integrate into the wine. Barrel aging extends for at least 22 months in 100% French Oak, three quarters new oak and one quarter neutral oak so as not to overpower the fruit from the mountain grapes.
Harvest Date: October 31 & November 1, 2011
Alcohol %: 14.5
Vineyards: Cimarossa Vineyard on Howell Mountain
Total Production: 95 cases
2013 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc captures the true flavors and regional character of Napa Valley.
Brilliant, light to medium straw color. Aromas of citrus blossom lead to ripe white peach and lemon zest with a hint of brioche. The palate delivers bright flavors of lemon zest and cantaloupe accented by refreshing nuances of peach. A touch of cleansing grapefruit lingers on the finish.
Winemaker Notes: The grapes are gently whole cluster pressed into a stainless steel tank. The juice is chilled to allow a slow fermentation and preserve the fresh fruit aromas. The wine is aged for 6 months in neutral French Oak barrels and tank with the lees stirred periodically for a round and full mid palate.
Harvest Date: August 30, 2013
Alcohol %: 13.5
Vineyard: Aetna Springs Pope Valley
Total Production: 585 cases
We look forward to sharing our 5th vintage of Mirror Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc with you.
Mirror Sonoma Coast 2012 Chardonnay
Our first Chardonnay, from the Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast.
Winemaker Notes: Three Chardonnay clones (Wente, RY 17, 76) from two Sangiacomo Vineyards are gently whole cluster pressed. The cold juice is pumped into French Oak barrels and slowly ferments for three weeks, then completes a partial malolactic fermentation. The lees are stirred once a week for the next 3 months to add weight and texture, and the wine is aged for 18 months.
Harvest Date: October 5, 2012
Alcohol %: 14.1
Vineyards: Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Total Production: 56 cases (Released June 11, 2014 and sold out)
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