2005 Bodegas Sierra Salinas Casa Mira (Elsewhere $35)

SKU #1048455

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Mira is 65% Monastrell, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Garnacha Tintorera aged in 60-70% new French oak. Deep crimson-colored, the wine has an excellent bouquet of pain grille, mineral/creosote, black cherry, and blueberry. This leads to a smooth-textured, focused, elegant effort with ample spicy fruit, very good depth and breadth, and a long, pure finish. It can be enjoyed now and over the next 6-8 years." 91 points Tanzer's IWC: "Glass-staining ruby color. Ripe cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by smoked meat, anise and baking spices. Broad and concentrated, with sweet red and dark berry flavors, a velvety texture and slow-building tannins. Becomes spicier on the finish, which delivers a whiplash of fresh cherry." According to K&L's co-owner Clyde Beffa Jr: "This wine is fabulous. Daniel Castano has brought this property to great heights since the land was acquired in 2000. The Castano family acquired and re-organized some old vineyards located at the lowest part of Sierra Salinas, between the provinces of Murcia and Alicante, and built a state of the art with gravilty flow facility in the foothills at about 650 meters above sea level. It is quite international in style with tons of ripe fruit flavors, black fruit aromas and some red fruit nuances on the palate. Spicy and lively. Could cellar well for 5 plus years."

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By: Trey Beffa |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/2/2009  | Send Email
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Had this wine last night with dinner. Perfect summertime BBQ wine! The fruit is ripe and full but not overpowering, the wine has a good middle and long finish. Flavors of red cherries, black berries, smoked meats and sweet oak complete this tasty wine.
Drink from 2009 to 2012

 By: Turboj911 |  Review Date: 8/22/2009 
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This is a surprise to me. A very solid wine that's ready to drink. Very smooth and contains a bit of spice at the same time, and has a good, rich finish. The interesting blend of Monastrell and Garnacha makes this a very unique wine. Great for all occasions.


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Varietal:

Mourvedre

- Also called Monastrell and Mataro, Mourvčdre is most famous for the ruby-hued wines of Provence's Bandol region, known for their spicy, gamey, blackberry character, though the grape is grown throughout Provence and the Southern Rhône. Thought to have originated in Spain, it is second only to Grenache in vine acres, with the best examples found in Rioja, Alicante and Penedčs.
Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.