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Tristant Vineyards: 100% Organic Napa Valley Reserve

2008 Mirifice: A Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot Blend

In 2005, I decided to retain a portion of my selected fruit and create my own label. My dear friend and neighbor across the lane, Benessere Vineyard, crushed and fermented my very special wine. How this excited me, remembering the child within!

How Our Wine Is Different - Our Enology Practices

Our goal is to obtain the maximum extractions and colors and produce a very well balanced wine.
In the early morning of harvest time, we hand select the grapes and remove the smallest parts of leaves, twigs and dried and pink berries. The berries and juice are cold soaked for a minimum of five days, after which pump overs are performed three to four times a day.
The wine is aged 18 months in French Oak barrels. The final blend consists of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.

2008 Mirifice: Tasting Notes

Our wine is a deep color with balanced proportions of tannins, acidity and fruit and a long finish. It drinks exceptionally well now and will only get better with age. The quantity is very limited – only 390 cases.
Our goal is to make the best wine possible. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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