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Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mira 2006

  • 91 points, The Wine Advocate
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For just $15.99 you can have a reserve-level Spanish wine that will knock your socks off, the 2006 Sierra Salinas Mira. This big red is produced by the same winemakers of Hecula and Solanera and has plenty of pedigree in its own right, with 5 vintages of 90+ point scores. From the black berry fruit to the peppery spice, this 91-point heavyweight is a great wine to try if you love big Rhone style wines or Zinfandels. The Mira would be a great wine for anything off the grill. Stock up now and take advantage of the 47% savings!

Critical Acclaim

91 Points
The Wine Advocate
"The 2006 Mira is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Garnacha Tintorera, and 10% Monastrell aged for 20 months in new French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays a reticent nose of toasty oak, blackberry, and black currant. On the palate layers of succulent fruit emerge accented by lots of spice, licorice, and mineral notes."

Winemaker's Notes

Deep garnet-red in color with purple edges. The nose is intense with ripe fruit and a mineral, balsamic background (licorice). The mouth blooms aromas of damp soil and sweet spices (cocoa, nutmeg) that develops into an elegant ripeness with a very silky and balanced texture. The finish is long and voluminous. Pairs well with very structured game dishes, such as grilled deer loin with cranberry sauce and semi-hard cheeses, especially Manchego and Zamorano.

Blend: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Garnacha Tintorera, 10% Monastrell

About Bodegas Sierra Salinas

In 2000 the Castano family acquired and re-organized old vineyards located at the foot of the Sierra Salinas Mountains, between the provinces of Murcia and Alicante, and built the Bodegas Sierra Salinas. The vineyards are situated at diverse altitudes with a range of soil types and arid micro-climates characterized by cold winters and warm summers.

Five different grape varieties are grown on the property including: non-irrigated Monastrell bush vines (50% of the total density of the plantation) and irrigated Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tintorera and Petit Verdot.