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2019 The Miner's Inch
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Appellation
El Dorado County AVA
Alcohol %
14.1

2019 The Miner's Inch
Starfield Estate El Dorado AVA

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SKU: 1FSFV19Miner

Tasting Notes

This wine is an absolute pleasure to drink. A beautiful bright ruby hue draws the eye, while bold aromas of Baker’s chocolate, Biscoff cookie, cedar, and roasted coffee burst from the glass. The palate is bright yet delicate, with red cherry, cranberry, black pepper, and Christmas spices. Subtle hints of smoke and tobacco, with an underlying minerality, increase the depth of this easy-drinking yet complex wine. The finish is smooth and clean, with a surprising pop of acidity that draws you in for another sip! This is the ultimate crowd-pleasing wine, whether you are a connoisseur or simply a consumer.

The wine's name honors the visionary pioneers who built the flumes, canals, and ditches to bring water to the goldfields and thus who sold it by the miner's inch. To this day, that same system still supplies not only our vineyards but many parts of the Sierra Foothills thus making it a part of this wine. 

Wine Profile

Grape Variety: 29% Grenache, 15% Roussanne, 15% Tempranillo, 12% Mourvèdre, 12% Petite Sirah, 10% Counoise, 7% Cinsaut
Appellation: El Dorado AVA
Vineyard:  Starfield Estate
Vines: Planted 2013-2015
Elevation & Site: 2,200-2,400 feet. Grenache, Counoise, and Mourvèdre are planted near the top of the hill, where they bask in the afternoon sun, as does Petite Sirah, which is planted on a south-facing slope just below the lake. Cinsaut and Tempranillo are planted in the coolest parts of the vineyard, at the bottom of the hill, with north and east row orientations.  
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH:  3.67
Acidity g/L: 5.72
Cellaring: 18 months in 35% new French oak, 65% neutral French oak
Bottling Date: June 2021
Production: 274 cases
   

         

Food Pairings

Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola, Slow Cooked Pulled Pork in Root Beer BBQ Sauce, Grilled Spiced Halloumi, and Watermelon Skewers 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Red Wine Blend
Appellation
El Dorado County AVA
Alcohol %
14.1