“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.
Maturity: Drink 2015-2030
“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.”
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
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.