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.
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.
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