2017 Orange County Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition

Three Gold Medals

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WINE ADVOCATE REVIEWS

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Drink: 2016-2031

2013 Miro Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Silverwood Vineyard

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Silverwood Vineyard comes from Pine Mountain, in this case a vineyard at a 2,200-foot elevation. The color is deep ruby/purple and the wine offers plenty of blackberry and cassis, a nice touch of oak and licorice. It is full-bodied, rich, concentrated and impressive. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.”
– Robert M. Parker, Jr. (March, 2016)


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Drink: 2016-2021

2013 Miro Cellars Zinfandel Mancini Vineyard

“The delicious 2013 Zinfandel Mancini Vineyard comes from century-old vines that provide the essence of wild berry fruit, pepper, spice and plenty of black cherry and black raspberry. This is beautifully opulent, lush, sexy and classic Zinfandel. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.”
– Robert M. Parker, Jr. (March, 2016)


2016 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

2013 Miro Cellars Reserve Petite Sirah
Coyote Ridge Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Best of Class and Gold

2013 Miro Cellars Reserve Zinfandel
Alegría Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Double Gold
2013 Miro Cellars Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
Gold
2013 Miro Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Silverwood Vineyard, Pine Mountain, Cloverdale Peak
Silver

90 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST: 2012 PICCETTI VINEYARD ZINFANCEL

Dry Creek Valley

“This offers excellent refinement, with high-toned red-berry fruit and sarsaparilla that are on the edge of jammy—in a good way. Noticeable yet balanced acidity and generous tannins provide a solid structure.”

Source: buyingguide.winemag.com, Dec. 2014
Reviewer: Virginie Boone
Rating: 90

90 POINTS WINE ADVOCATE: 2012 RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“This limited production (300 cases) 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve comes from a lofty elevation of 2,200 feet. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by lots of black cherry and blackcurrant fruit notes intermixed with hints of white chocolate, earth and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins and abundant character as well as craftsmanship, it should drink well for 10-15 years.”

Source: eRobertParker.com #216 Dec. 2014
Reviewer: Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Rating: 90
Maturity: Drink 2015-2030

2014 GRAND HARVEST AWARDS

2012 Miro Petite Sirah
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Best of Class

2012 Miro Cuvee Sasha
Lake County, High Valley Montelago Vineyard
Best of Class

2012 Miro Petite Sirah
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Best of Show

2012 Miro Petite Sirah
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Best Red

2012 Miro Zinfandel
California, Sonoma County
Reserve Dry Creek Valley; Wolcott-Bevill
Double Gold

2012 Miro Cuvee Sasha
Lake County, High Valley Montelago Vineyard
Gold

2012 Miro Petite Sirah
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Gold

2012 Miro Cabernet Sauvignon
California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley Reserve
Pine Mtn. Cloverdale Peak;
Silverwood Vineyard
Silver

GRAND HARVEST AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2014 RESULTS

Miro Cellars 2012 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley, takes Best of Show

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Vineyard & Winery Management’s 24th Annual Grand Harvest Awards has revealed the results of this year’s competition. From a pool of nearly 1100 entries, awards included 82 Best of Class, 39 Double Gold, 161 Gold, and 450 Silver medals.

Established in 1990, GHA seeks to uncover the distinctions of terroir by grouping wines for evaluation by appellation and variety. Wines are judged in the context of their viticultural regions in order to recognize the complexities and nuances of regional wines, and also to observe the influence of regional soil and climate characteristics on the taste and quality of individual wines.

The following wines took best their categories:
Best of Show and Best Red Wine: Miro Cellars, 2012 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley

2014 INTERNATIONAL WINE REVIEW

Miro Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Silverwood Vineyard Pine Mountain Cloverdale Peak ($30) 91
This is a fresh and lively fruit forward Cabernet sourced from Silverwood Vineyard at the top of Cloverdale’s Pine Mountain. It boasts red and blackberry fruit aromas with a touch of spice and smoke . It has good intensity of fruit on the palate with excellent acidity and soft round tannins on the finish. Enjoy through 2024.

Miro Cellars 2012 Cuvée Sasha
North Coast ($18) 90+
Cuvée Sasha is a blend of 68% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 12% Syrah. It is a delicious bistro-like wine with fresh red berry fruit and lively acidity. Aged 11 months in European oak, 18% new, it is nicely balanced with good acidity, round tannins and a savory finish. Enjoy over the next 3 to 5 years.

Miro Cellars 2012 Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley ($26) 89
This Petite Sirah is ripe and lush with lots of black fruit aromas and flavors from Dry Creek Valley grapes. It is full-bodied and concentrated on the palate with soft round tannins. A low pH wine that is flavorful but would be even better with more nuance and refinement.

Miro Cellars 2012 Zinfandel Reserve
Wolcott-Bevill Vineyard Dry Creek Valley ($28) 89
This Zinfandel Reserve offers delicious red and black spicy fruit flavors and is very ripe and lush on the palate. It is full-bodied and high in acidity with good tannic structure. An easy drinking Zin with persistent black fruit flavors and a touch of heat.

Download a complete International Wine Review December 2014 article about Miro, these wines, and a lovely and informative brief about the Pine Mountain appellation.

91 POINTS FOR 2012 CUVÉE SASHA

Wine Enthusiast
September 2014 Buying Guide

From the Monte Lago Vineyard in Lake County’s High Valley AVA, this blend of 68% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 12% Syrah is dark and brooding, offering dusty tannins around roasted plum and strawberry notes. Soft and intense, with bright acidity, a taste of licorice lurks up to the leathery, espresso-laden finish. —V.B.

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

Double Gold Medal
95 pts
Miro 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve
Silverwood Vineyard, Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak

Double Gold Medal
92 pts
Miro 2012 Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley

Silver Medal
Miro 2012 Cuvée Sasha
Montelago Vineyard, High Valley

Silver Medal
Miro 2012 Zinfandel
Piccetti Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

2014 ORANGE COUNTY FAIR COMMERCIAL WINE COMPETITION

Gold Medal: 2012 Miro Cellars Cuvée Sasha

Silver Medal: 2012 Miro Cellars Petite Sirah

2013 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

Double Gold
2011 Miro Cellars Cuvée Sasha

Gold Medal
2011 Miro Cellars Pinot Noir

Silver Medal
2011 Miro Cellars Petite Sirah

92 POINTS FOR 2011 PETITE SIRAH

A great Petite Sirah that preserves the variety’s rich power, yet reins it in toward elegance. It’s enormously concentrated in ripe blueberry and cherry pie fruit, spiced with black pepper, and wrapped into thick but soft tannins. There’s a ripeness to the finish that makes it succulent, but it’s dry in style. Compelling and delicious, it drinks beautifully now

— Steve Heimoff (8/1/2013) — 92

92 POINTS FOR 2011 ZINFANDEL

“Miro is building an impressive track record for Zinfandel, putting to shame many others that cost far more. This ’11 is as good as anything they’ve done, and defines Dry Creek Valley with its ripe, briary berry, tobacco, cocoa and spice flavors. Smooth in tannins and bright with acidity, it’s beautiful to drink now with beef in almost any form.”

—Steve Heimoff (8/1/2013) — 92

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