Kelley Fox Mirabai Pinot Noir 2013
The 2013 Mirabai is utterly transparent and full of light with a youthful red that is delicate to the point of bordering on dark pink. This happens to be my favourite look for a red wine. This thirteen barrel cuvee has twelve barrels of old-vine Maresh fruit and one barrel of Momtazi. The nose is classic Maresh: red fruit and soft minerals. This Mirabai is more ethereal than the 2012. The texture is weightless and silken in a way that is pure pleasure. There is serious structure in this wine-yes-but in the way of hidden tensile strength. It is there, but would not be felt unless pushed. Or pulled. Etc. I felt joy when I tasted it to write these silly notes. Time will be good for this wine, though it will yield in a disarming way when it's not being willful and capricious. It has fine length.