2015 Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir (2 Bottle Set)
Mira, 2015 Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir (2 Bottle Set)
Initial traces of familiar berries and spices playfully reveal themselves as black cherry, raspberry, pomegranate and earth as the wine begins to unwind. Definition from the acidity ensures a long and sublime finish.
Only 243 cases produced
2015 is the vintage in which drought was on everyone’s mind. Rainfall the previous vintages was minimal at best and 2015 was very dry for most of the State. However, thanks to some early season rains, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall. Thanks also to cool temperatures during the growing season the demand for water was kept to a minimum. These cool temperatures also contributed to uneven fruit set which resulted in much lower than average yields. Sugar accumulation was also slightly ahead of flavor development and so we harvested most varieties with more sugar than in the previous vintages. Small vintages typically result in more concentrated wines and 2015 is no exception. We just have much less of it in 2015.
Calera clone. Four day cold maceration followed by 15 days of fermentation. A combination of daily pigeage and pumpovers during time on the skins maxing out at a fermentation temperature of 88°F. 20 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Captivating aromas that includes dark black cherry, anise, baking spice, toasty notes and Spanish lavender guide to plum, bilberry and cranberry flavors with a delicate mineral texture wrapped in a silky, long finish.
Gustavo A. Gonzalez Winemaker
Vintage 2015 100%
Varietal Pinot Noir 100%
Appellation Napa Valley 100%
District Carneros 100%
Vineyard Hyde Vineyard 100%
Malolactic fermentation Full, in barrel
Residual sugar 1.2 g/l
Titratable acidity 5.9 g/l
Cases produced 243
States Available for Shipment
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