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Myriad

Defined
Greek Origin - Myrias "ten thousand." - Myrios "innumerable, countless."

Pronouced
Hear the word Myriad pronounced
[mir -ee- uh d]

Adjective
Composed of numerous diverse elements or facets; Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable.

Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple: Creating the most natural and expressive wines California can offer. We believe in allowing the fruit to fully reveal itself in our wines, encouraging the personality and terroir of the vineyards, while showcasing itself to the fullest extent. Thus, allowing the wines to be true to their nature and bring harmony to the bottle.

History

Mike started his winemaking journey under the tutelage of Winemaker Thomas Brown in 1999. Traveling from Portland Oregon, Mike worked each crush "free of charge" to learn the craft. In 2006, Mike ventured out on his own, now making a multitude of critically acclaimed wines including Myriad Cellars, Quivet Cellars, Carter Cellars, 12C, Becklyn, Scarlett and ancillary cellars. To quote Mike, "My philosophy is simple: I like to create the most natural and expressive wines California can offer. I believe in allowing the fruit to fully reveal itself in the wines, encouraging the personality and terroir of the vineyards, while creating a product that is true to its varietal character and sense of place."

A ‘Myriad’ of thank you’s for your interest in our wines. We welcome visitors, please contact us for an appointment.

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Mike and Leah Smith