Miura Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands by Emmanuel Kemiji
From Emmanuel Kemiji 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.
Aromas of black cherry, allspice, black currant and loam are followed by flavors of wild raspberries, dark berries and a crushed rock minerality. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish.
The aromas arising from the glass are dominated by dark cherries and ripe raspberries, with some nice toast and spice from our French oak barrel aging. In the mouth some blueberry and pomegranate notes compliment the other fruit flavors along with a caramel richness. The interplay between the lush fruit and the acids and tannins create an appealing and long lasting mouthfeel.