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 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.