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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mira 2005
Bodegas Sierra Salinas Mira 2005
(search item no. 101450)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

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.

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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.