This is a project born out of friendship and a longing to return to ones roots. Master Sommelier and proprietor of Miura Vineyards, Emmanuel Kemiji and Chefs Gerald Hirigoyen, Sylvain Portay and Laurent Manrique. In 2010 a winery was finally completed and over time the production will reach a scant 2500 cases but the object here has never been commercial and is instead driven by quality and pride.
Rich and syrupy, so much so that you get Port-like aromas and flavors. The palate is dark and grapy, with sugar beet and chocolate. The sweet finish is a bit clunky and out of whack, but overall it's an easy drinker despite its size.?MICHAEL SCHACHNER