Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine
by Steven Kent Mirassou
Hardcover – June 2021

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Steven Kent Mirassou received his BA in American Literature from the George Washington University and his MA in Literature from NYU. He was born in the Salinas Valley and grew up in San Jose and Los Gatos before going east to college. Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine is his first book.

Mirassou started his wine career in sales but found his true passion after moving into the production side of the business in 1996. Steven has made the highest rated wines from the Livermore Valley, is a founder of the Mount Diablo Highlands Wine Quality Alliance, and the President of the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Association.

Steven has four adult children, April Coffey, Aidan Mirassou, Katherine Mirassou, and Sara Mirassou. He lives in Livermore, CA with his wife, Beth Murray Mirassou, and their two dogs

In a new post on Wine Saves Lives!, Steven Kent Mirassou and Beth Murray of The Steven Kent Winery talk about the new release of The Premier, Steven Kent’s best Cabernet.

This vintage, due to the smoke-taint that affected nearly all of the 2020 Livermore harvest, The Premier was made from Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bates Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. Coincidentally, we decided to venture out to SCM and Napa to great vineyards that had an amazing story to tell.

Prudy Foxx — our friend and the immensely talented viticultural consultant who calls the SCM her home — turned us on to this site for Cab Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, and her instincts were exactly right!

This wine is a blend of 95% Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon from all three of the blocks on the site and 5% Cab from a vineyard in Rutherford.

As I write this, sipping the wine, I am mesmerized by the amazing interplay of acid, fruit, and tannin. So young now, this wine will age gorgeously for decades.

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