The Forever Miss America Collection is a celebratory sampling of the barrel treasures in Carmody McKnight’s cellar winery. A one-time-only glimpse into nature’s crowning achievement…the final assemblage.
Hand-picked from our legendary westside Paso Robles estate, grapes are free of artificial, commercialized manipulation. These are noble grapes nurturing in the magma of three volcanoes within the most nutrient prolific vineyard ever studied. Super-organic. Super-sustainable!
These collectible wines are a return to the central purpose of natural wine – celebrating the love of life, the gift of health and consummate well-being!
Each bottle purchased directly benefits the Miss America Foundation. If ever wines could measure up to their 100 years of unmatched scholastic and academic achievement, this commemorative collection would rise to the occasion.
The Mediterranean climate of west Paso Robles, recognized by the most sunny days and lowest diurnal temperature range of all viticultural regions, enables consistent and complete fruit ripening. In the glass, medium ruby color, vivacious aromas of violet, dried herbs and red fruit. On the palate, vibrant cranberry lingers in harmony with red currant and finishes long with a hint of forest floor and graphite.
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in neutral barrels. The deep purple wine brings fathomless depth and luxurious blackcurrant liquor, cassis, cherry, licorice and smoke. The constantly evolving spectrum of aromas and flavors is enveloped by polished tannins and medium acidity that will present a rich velvety structure for years to come.
The 2018 Estate Merlot rivals the most time-honored St. Emilion Grand Crus in luxurious depth and complexity and exceeds all expectations of natural, dry-farmed viticultural expertise. Deep purple in color, the wine needs no coaxing to unfurl fragrant perfume of violet, chocolate covered cherries, crushed blueberries and eucalyptus over char-grilled meat. Full-bodied with solid foundation of firm, ripe tannins and seamless freshness interknit with black fruit and minerally layers finishing long and decadent.