Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mira 2005

Red Blends from Rioja, Spain

$50.00 $17.99
Save $32.01
Item No. 101450
  • red wine
  • RP93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • RP92

Winemaker's Notes

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 decided to have a winery built there. The winery is a state of the art, gravity flow facility on the mountains' foothills at about 650 meters above sea level.

A dense, dark red and intense bouquet of dark fruits with hints of black berries and a smoky tinge. The wine is full bodied with concentrated fruit flavors that border on juicy sweetness yet with enough tannin and acidity to balance. Enjoy with very full flavored dishes, especially those cooked over a fire.

From 28 year old vineyards - Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera & Cabernet Sauvignon.

Critical Acclaim

"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. "
93 Points

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I'm not sure if I'd purchase this for $50, but at $17.99, it's surely one of the best bargains out there today. Dense, luscious fruit with old world complexity. Buy all you can before it's all gone.
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Chrissyrose - Las Vegas, NV (read all my reviews)

I enjoy drinking this wine. This wine is great with cheese and crackers. I will recommend this wine to everyone .
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This was my first purchase from I bought several bottles but this was the least expensive so I bought. I am glad I did. It is very balanced in that it is not too dry and not too heavy but not really light either. I like it because you could drink it anytime with anything or nothing.
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By far the best sub-$20 I have had in a long while. Buy multiple bottles while you can.
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very nice
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I liked,
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Nice wine, surprisingly concentrated and not overly tannic. Lacks some complexity, but delicious with flavors ripe black cherry and coffee. Full bodied with a rich mouth feel and a med-long smooth finish that left the palate craving more.
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Bigfish - Los Gatos, CA (read all my reviews)

good, but not distinctive
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Bought 2 cases based on Parker's review and user reviews. Possibly the worst Spanish red that I have ever tasted. Would never buy again. No wonder it is 65% discounted...
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Learn 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.

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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