2007 Miller Wine Works “The GM”


 

With the philosophy deeply ingrained in his psyche that wine is a
liquid food, Gary Miller, an accomplished chef, parlayed his career in
the food industry to follow his passion…winemaking. Gary has
worked for such notable wine producers as La Jota, Martinelli, and
Robert Biale. His own brand, Miller Wine Works, is an expression of
all the paths Gary’s life has taken, from being raised in a rural,
Western New York family to becoming a Napa Valley vintner. As a
chef, Gary fully understands the necessity of integration and balance
when the fruits of the land intermingle with the fruits of one’s labor.
Who better than a chef-winemaker to bring forth skillfully integrated,
well-balanced wine?

Technical Data:

First Vintage

Varietal Content: 64% Petite Sirah / 13% Tinta Cao / 13% Mataro / 10% Grenache

Titratable Acidity: 0.65 g/100ml

pH: 3.98

Alcohol: 14.5%

Release Date: May 1st, 2011

Case Production: 156 cases produced

Winemaker Notes: The 2007 “The GM” from High Valley in Lake County is defined by its opaque blue / black hue. At the moment it is a little restrained, brooding if you will, on the nose – faint hints of pepper and sweet dark fruit eventually emerge. On the palate it is a full-bodied wine. Plump and dense, gushing with juicy boysenberry and blueberry, with just a touch of mocha thrown in for good measure. If ever there was a wine for the grill, this is it. Most any BBQ faire, burgers, lamb, smoked duck, and especially steak (pick your cut!), would be right at home with this quaffable partner.