The Don Miguel Vineyard
Named after the late patriarch of the Torres family, this vineyard is located in the Green Valley — the coolest, foggiest region of the Russian River, only ten miles from the Pacific. The European-style high density of over 2,000 vines per acre provides low yields and requires intensive labor; but the vines live longer and the grapes acquire better balance and greater concentration, as well as more elegance and finesse than with the traditional low density.
Russian River Valley
The nose is classic of the variety and exemplifies the character of the finest cool-climate bottlings: white pepper, cassis and violets, harmonizing with notes of vanilla bean, sandalwood and roasted meats. The palate is fleshy, round and soft, yet rich and well balanced; and the plush tannins, supple but firm, are perfectly integrated with the elegant oak, promising a long life – at least 10-15 years. I would recommend serving it at cellar temperature, between 58-60° F.