95 Points Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast

93 Points Gold Medal - Tastings.com

REVIEWS

This is a gentle giant of a wine, so packed with flavor and drenched with ripe tannins that it literally coats the palate. Clove, cedar and blackberry fill the aroma, while dark chocolate, spiced cherries and blackberries flood the flavors. While full bodied and richly tannic, it maintains fabulous balance, and is destined for a long life in the cellar. Best from 2024–2035. - Wine Enthusiast


Opaque garnet black color. Attractive, inviting aromas and flavors of currants, mocha gelato, baking chocolate, and marinated olives and cedar with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-long dried berries, roasted nuts, and marinated root vegetables finish with fine, chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A deliciously savory and appetizing cabernet that will pair brilliantly with meats. - Tastings.com

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • APPELLATION
    Howell Mt., Napa Valley
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

This Single-vineyard Napa Cabernet from the beloved Howell Mountain AVA has us salivating. Winemaker Rob Lawson seeks to “capture the true flavors and regional character of the varietal by pairing New World technology with traditional techniques” to create wines that are both fruit forward and robust in flavor and texture.

TASTING NOTES 

From the Winery:

Cimarossa Vineyard rises 2,100 feet above sea level and about 1,800 feet above the valley floor. The aromas and bouquet of this Cabernet Sauvignon are a complex and rich blend of blackberry jam, fresh blueberries, dry rose petals complimented with glimmers of nutmeg, cinnamon and cedar. The palate follows with a concentrated core of dark berries, baking spices, and dark chocolate with hints of dry grass and California Bay Laurel. The balanced acid, fruit, and beautifully ripe mountain tannins deliver a powerful yet elegant, evolving sensory experience that will leave a clean and lasting finish on the palate.

THE STORY TO KNOW

From the Winery:

The Mirror Napa Valley story begins with our two original cabernet vineyards in St Helena.  These two sources of cabernet literally “mirror” each other across the Napa Valley.  The western half is just above Highway 29 and the eastern half is perched above the Silverado Trail.  The combination of these great fruit sources helped launch our brand as we introduced our inaugural 2005 Mirror Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  It’s hard to believe we are already celebrating our Tenth Anniversary!

Since our launch in 2008, we have released ten vintages of our flagship Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and have expanded the portfolio to five unique wines.  We are proud to say that our wines consistently sell out and that our mailing list strengthens each year. This success is due to the team we have assembled from partners and principals all the way through production and pickers. We are excited to produce our wines at Eleven Eleven Winery starting summer 2017 under Kirk Venge’s winemaking direction. Kirk is in place to help us take Mirror to the next level as we prepare for harvest 2017. This is truly an exciting time in our development.

As an entrepreneur, I chose to take a humble approach to making the best wines possible while growing the portfolio over time. The small details matter to our team and our finished wines are intended to reflect that. From the wine itself to packaging to customer service Mirror Napa Valley focuses on covering all the details. We will continue to build on this core philosophy and strive to be a reflection of the truest artisanal wines possible.

The Mirror (mir-er) story is constantly evolving. The Mirer Family Foundation has continued to grow with the help of various unique wine promotions. Helping children’s charities tied to health and education has always been the focus of the foundation. Our reach is expanding every day. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated to various charities because of those who join in our team’s efforts.