Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - Decidedly soft nose of ripe red cherries, toasted coconut, red plum, and sweet spice. The palate is light and fruity with silky tannins, fresh red berry fruits and a touch of spice. The finish is elegant, ripe, and spicy. (Jul 2015)
Our Mirassou California Pinot Noir displays fresh fruit flavors of pomegranates, cherries and currants with complementing aromas of strawberries, pomegranates and cherries. This wine is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but can age in the bottle for up to three years if carefully cellared.
|Wine maker notes
|To protect their natural fruit flavors, the Pinot Noir grapes were harvested in the cool of the evening and early morning hours. The grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for 24 hours prior to a five-day fermentation in upright, rotary fermenters at a maximum temperature of 85°F.
|Six Generations of Winemaking Tradition
The Mirassou family has been growing grapes and crafting superior wines in the sun-drenched hills of California since 1854, earning the family the proud distinction of being America’s oldest winemaking family.