This Anderson Valley Pinot Noir boasts an expressive nose of wild strawberry, blueberry and forest floor. As the aromas carry through onto the palate, the aromas transform itself into a creamy texture cut by an underlying minerality.
As a versatile wine, it is often described as as having a red-wine palate profile and a white-wine style, making it popular with both red-wine and white-wine enthusiasts. It matches perfectly with everything as well as cheese, Peking duck or roasted beef tenderloin.
Emmanuel Kemiji, founder of Miura and other boutique wines, grew up in Spain and England. The idea of building a vinyard tarted out one evening in late 1994 when a group of friends —— chefs Gary Danko, Laurence Jossel (Nopa) and Gerald Hirigoyen (Piperade), as well Nick Peyton (Cyrus) amongst others were gathering for drinks after work. One of the chef suggested that it would be a great opportunity to experience a harvest first hand. Eventually, Emmanuel Kemiji took up the challenge and dedicated his life to the Miura Vineyards.
The vineyard, located in Anderson Valley which is situated to the east of neighboring Mendocino, lies at the very northern end of California’s prime winegrowing area, approximately 100 miles (160km) north of downtown San Francisco. Anderson Valley is among the coolest of California’s wine regions – though there is significant temperature variation along the valley’s length – and, as such, is particularly suited to the cultivation of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Riesling, according to the Wine Searcher.