Beautifully pure black raspberry and floral-infused black currant fruit with some sweet cherries, underbrush, and forest floor. With distinctive richness, full-bodied power, and an underlying earthiness.
The Gigi is our store heroine that embodies the fiesty unwavering spirit of free living and a youthful spirit. It's an exclusive Vintage Wine Merchants wine made by Miura Vineyards that delivers on all levels of flavor, quality and price.
Born in the United States and raised in Spain and England, Emmanuel Kemiji is a graduate of the University of California at Davis. In addition to his Economics and Spanish Literature degrees, he studied Viticulture and Oenology, expanding his interest in wine and eventually leading to the formation of Miura Vineyards in 1995.
In 1989 Kemiji became the thirteenth American to pass the Master Sommelier exam in London, England and one of only nine to date to pass on his first attempt. In the same year, he received the “Sommelier of the Year" award by the California Restaurant Writers Association. Kemiji was also chosen “Wine Director of the Year" in the Critics Choice Awards, and was honored in the August 1999 issue of San Francisco Magazine.
In 2006, Kemiji received the Wine Industry Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League for exemplary commitment to community and charity. He has also been a regular wine judge at the Los Angeles County Fair and the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Emmanuel later hired his college friend Byron Kosuge, winemaker at Saintsbury, as his winemaking consultant. Being that these wines are made in very small quantities they can be quite hard to find.