Tristant Vineyards

2008 Mirifice Reserve Red Wine

Red Blend •Tristant Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Calistoga

Offer Expired:Jul 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Motivated Passions

Today’s Tristant Vineyards 2008 Mirifice Reserve Red Wine is a blend of 75% estate grown high end Merlot, 20% Napa Valley hillside Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Calistoga Napa Valley Petite Verdot.

The primary component in this wine, the Merlot, is grown under top secret contract for wineries like [REDACTED] and [REDACTED]. Bill Tristant reserves a few select rows for his own namesake wines. Today’s wine is made mostly from that same Merlot. The rest comes from other luxury vineyard sources in the Napa Valley.

The wine itself is made at the Benessere Vineyard, a long time Wine Spies favorite.

If you are looking for a high-dollar drinking experience at one steal of a price, look no further. Just act quickly, before we sell out.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest garnet with a slightly opaque heart.

Smell:

Dark fruit of plum, cassis and black cherry meld with mocha, toasted oak, baker’s chocolate, dried leaves, wild mushroom and soft spice.

Taste:

Bold and powerful, with mixed fruit compote of cherry, cassis, young blackberry, plum and dark strawberry. These are quickly followed by tobacco leaf, fall leaves, dusty bramble, dark minerals, sweet oak, dark spices and baker’s chocolate.

Finish:

Long and zesty as the fruits give way to earthen flavors and spice elements.

Pairing:

This flexible wine would be perfect with anything from a pasta with meat sauce or backyard burgers to a thick cut steak, grilled to perfection.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Bill Tristant
Blend
75% estate grown high end Merlot, 20% Napa Valley hillside Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Calistoga Napa Valley Petite Verdot.
Production
336 cases
Aging
24 months, plus an additional 6 months after blending.
Barrels
100% New French Oak
Bottling date
08-25-10
Release date
07-01-14
Abv
14.1%
pH
3.7
Total acidity
5.2g/l

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jul 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$55.00
Avg. Price
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