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NEWS FLASH: Miro does it again!! It really says something when one of your favorite winemakers surprises you. Today’s Miro Cellars 2017 Hemar Vineyard Old Vines Alexander Valley Zinfandel shattered our tasting panel’s already-very-high expectations. If you love Zin, this wine is exactly what you’re looking for when you pop that cork. For 35% off a vineyard designate old vine Sonoma Zinfandel, this is the easiest decision you will make today. Miro Tcholakov is an Operative favorite, with some of his wines setting Wine Spies records - so hurry - pick up a case while you can. You will not be disappointed.
With all the opalescence of an actual ruby, this Zin flashes with crimson and magenta as it catches the light. It’s love at first sniff. Zinfandel lovers the world over will rejoice. It’s got a practically perfect bouquet of blackberry, boysenberry, cherry, rum raisin, toasty vanilla, bramble, earth, and warm chocolate. Buckle up and take a sip. Waves of fresh berry and spice wash over the palate and sweep you away. Notes such as potpourri, Mexican chocolate, fig, and gingerbread make it sensational. It’s as though a DJ pushed every slider up to 10; it’s very well-balanced with A LOT of everything. This powerfully delicious wine will get you on the dance floor in no time. A Santa Maria style tri-tip with the edges blackened would be the perfect companion to this sledgehammer of a wine.
Here’s what the wine press has to say.
Orange County Wine Society - 2019 Orange County Fair - “94 Points - Double Gold Medal”
What the Winery Says
2017 Hemar Vineyard Old Vines Alexander Valley Zinfandel
- Miro Tcholakov
- 100% Zinfandel
- Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
- Harvest Date
- October 14th, 2017
- Brix at harvest
- 19 barrels
- Bottling Date
- January 30, 2018