Cimarossa Vineyard on Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
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.
WINEMAKER AND PHILOSOPHY
As the winemaker for Mirror, Rob Lawson seeks to “capture the true flavors and regional character of the varietal by pairing New World technology with traditional techniques” to create wines that are both fruit forward and robust in flavor and texture.
The 2010 Mirror, Howell Mountain is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cimarossa Vineyard rises 2,100 feet above sea level and about 1,800 feet above the valley floor.
Release Date: August 2013