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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Miraflores Methode Ancienne Syrah 2012

Miraflores is located up in California's Sierra Foothills, in the original gold rush country. About 2.5 hours from San Francisco, just a little further east of state capital Sacramento, the Tuscan inspired winery seems a million miles from that tech-centric global icon.

'Methode Ancienne' here in the wine's title simply refers to less intensive methods of winemaking, wild yeast fermented, foot trod etc

Shows initial hit of funk, settles: spice, sandalwood, perhaps a little camphor. 

Medium bodied, cocoa-powder tannin, meaty with some brambley black and red fruit. Acid spikes a little toward the back end. Decent length. 91 

Tasted on: Wednesday 9th November
Source: Cellar Door Purchase
Price: $30 (US$)
Alcohol: 14.1%
Closure: Cork

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