NAPA, Calif., May 20, 2015 – From the day it was established in 2009, Mira Winery has partnered with growers in the most prestigious American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in Napa Valley – including Stags Leap District, Los Carneros and Rutherford. Now Mira solidifies its well-established relationships with Napa’s oldest and most elite growers by announcing the limited production of a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from grapes from Schweizer Vineyard.
In addition to a full portfolio of premium Napa Valley wines, Mira was recently in the news because the Federal Government is trying to halt their ocean-aging experiment in Charleston S.C., which involves eight cases of their Aquaoir Rutherford Cabernet – a fraction of total production.
Since 1956, the Schweizer family has been growing grapes on a 40-acre vineyard in the Stags Leap District that has been planted to grapes for more than a century. Grapes from Schweizer Vineyard produce some of the world’s most notable Cabernet Sauvignons. But for the first time in its illustrious history, Schweizer is allowing one of these wines to bear the Schweizer name on its label – the 2012 Mira Schweizer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
“We are truly honored that Schweizer agreed to include its name on this Mira label,” said Jim Dyke, Jr., president of Mira Winery. “That the name Schweizer Vineyard appears alongside Mira is a testament to what we believe is a truly superb wine that represents the best characteristics of the Cabernet grape that wine enthusiasts have come to revere.”
Production of the 2012 Mira Schweizer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon includes just 175 cases of this wine made from 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is balanced with softness, intensity and complexity derived from aging in an array of new French oak barrels, resulting in a wine that achieves an elusive marriage of power and elegance. The wine exudes full, ripe berry and currant flavors with smooth tannins that beckons immediate consumption but also imparts a structure that will reward the patience of the collector who allows the wine to age.
“Schweizer Vineyard has always been one of my favorite sites anywhere,” said Mira’s Winemaker Gustavo Gonzalez. “The combination of history, the family, the soils and precision vinification all come together to produce among the best Cabernet Sauvignons in the world, one I am extremely proud of.”
Mira currently offers this wine for pre-sale in anticipation of a December release for $165 per bottle packaged in six-bottle wooden crates ($990 per crate). Fine wine connoisseurs and collectors will not want to miss this opportunity to claim their stake of Stags Leap, Schweizer and Mira history.
Mira Winery produces a limited amount of single vineyard wines in California from the well-known Napa Valley American Viticultural Areas (AVA), including Stags Leap District, Los Carneros and Rutherford. With over 20 years of winemaking experience,
Located in the historic heart of Charleston, S.C., our Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room provides unique access to Mira Winery and the wine industry through educational and tasting programs. Visitors relish the opportunity to experience Napa Valley and the world of winemaking through interactive displays, wine club member EduTastings, videos and a series of classes that appeals to everyone from the casual wine drinker to the savvy connoisseur. While in Charleston, be sure to visit the Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room at 68 ½ Queen Street.