Miraflores Among Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wines

We are honored and thrilled that one of our wines — our sweet wine, Muscat Canelli NV — has been selected #40 among Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 wines, with a rating of 95 points. Here’s what they had to say about it:

“What a rare, complex, and spectacular wine. Well-aged and fortified wines like this are uncommon in California, but this full bodied and very sweet example proves it’s possible. It has gorgeous aromas of apricot, honey, and toasted nuts followed by expansive, ripe-and-spicy fruit flavors transformed by the aging process. The mouth feel is lavish and full, enabling a wonderful finish that lasts for minutes. Editor’s Choice.”
-J.G. 
abv: 18% Price: $50
 
This wine is available for sale in our tasting room or online here.
It’s perfect for gifts & a luxurious ending to your holiday dinner!

Barrel Tasting

We have three new futures here in our tasting room: 2016 Methode Ancienne, 2016 Yellow Block Zin, and 2016 Malbec. 

We are offering an amazing deal of 30% off of this wine while it’s in barrel AND with your purchase of futures, you will receive an invitation to our Futures Release Party in October 2018! Only here for a limited time!

October Wine Club Shipment

October 1st marks the release of our next wine club!

Mixed Wine Club: 2014 Zinfandel & 2015 Viognier

Red Wine Club: 2014 Zinfandel & 2014 Petite Sirah

White Wine Club: 2015 Viognier & 2016 Muscat Canelli

Sweet Plus Two: 2014 Zinfandel, 2015 Viognier, & NV Black Muscat

Holiday Wine Club will be released as well! *Please contact winery for case details

Reserve & Library Wine End-of-Year Sale!

We are offering our valued club members the deal of a lifetime during this holiday season. This is your chance to receive an amazing deal on our 2013 Reserve Zin, 2012 Tintoretto, 2014 Trilegato, 2006 Syrah, 2009 Methode Ancienne, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, 2009, and 2010 Petite Sirahs. 40% OFF these special wines! 

These will be offered on a first come first serve basis and many of these varietals are extremely limited in quantity so hurry in! These wines will be offered in only half cases and full cases and they must be the same varietal. We are offering ONE SALE ONLY PER WINE CLUB MEMBER. 

Once these wines are gone, they’re gone forever!!

Dec. 16th: 2014 Clone Release & Mad Dog Mesa Olive Oil Demo

We are finally releasing our highly anticipated 2014 Clone 877.4.369.362, otherwise known as our Rhone blend. This extremely popular and complex wine is created with Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, & Petite Sirah. We will be offering offering special case and bottle deals on this wine THIS DAY ONLY — December 16th — along with small bites to enjoy with this very food friendly wine.

Coloma’s very own Mad Dog Mesa Olive Oil will also be here, presenting their beautiful, local olive oils!

It will be a day of delicious tastes that you don’t want to miss!

 

Voted Best Winery for Mountain Democrat’s Reader’s Choice Awards, 2017!

We are so pleased to announce our newest scores from Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast!

Keep an eye out for upcoming releases of these wines!

  • 2015 VIOGNIER, 92 PTS & EDITOR’S CHOICE, WINE ENTHUSIAST
  • 2014 BARBERA, 91 PTS, WINE ENTHUSIAST
  • 2013 MALBEC, 91 PTS & EDITOR’S CHOICE, WINE ENTHUSIAST
  • 2011 SYRAH, 91 PTS & EDITOR’S CHOICE, WINE ENTHUSIAST
  • 2013 MERITAGE, 90 PTS, WINE ENTHUSIAST
  • 2013 SYRAH, 91 PTS, WINE SPECTATOR
  • 2013 PETITE SIRAH, 90 PTS, WINE SPECTATOR
  • 2014 ZINFANDEL, 92 PTS, WINE SPECTATOR & 90 PTS, WINE ENTHUSIAST
  • 2013 YELLOW BLOCK ZINFANDEL, 93 PTS, WINE SPECTATOR
  • 2014 PETITE SIRAH, 92 PTS, WINE SPECTATOR
  • 2014 CLONE, 91 PTS, WINE SPECTATOR-WILL BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER!
  • 2014 SYRAH, 91 PTS, WINE SPECTATOR
  • 2014 MOURVEDRE, 90 PTS, WINE SPECTATOR

 

 Upcoming Wine Club Release: October 1st                                           

  • Reds Only: 2014 Petite Sirah & 2014 Zinfandel
  • Mixed Wines: 2014 Zinfandel & 2015 Viognier
  • Whites Only: 2015 Viognier & 2016 Pinot Grigio
  • Sweet Plus Two: 2014 Zinfandel, 2015 Viognier, &
  • Angelica NV

Not a part of our wine club? Join now and save 20% off of wine, events and more! 

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Follow Ashlee Cuneo, the General Manager & Sommelier of Miraflores, as she writes articles, all relating to wine, for the bi-monthly, Reno-based magazine, Bliss Babe

The Basics of Wine & Food Pairing: Try it this Summer!

Well, it’s official. Spring has officially sprung and soon summer will be here before we know it!  As we know with the heat of summer comes incredible produce, which leads to amazing recipes that pair with delicious wine! As a Sommelier, I often get the question, “How do you know which wines to pair with food?” There are so many ways to pair summer dishes with wine and I would love to share a few of my go-to pairings secrets with you!

To be able to pair wine with food, the most basic method is to match the color of the wine to the color of the food you would like to pair with it. Who ever knew it could be so simple?? For example, if you are trying to figure out a dish to pair with a dry Rose’, choose foods that are pink and light red: Pan Seared Salmon, a salad that includes red and pink fruit like raspberries and cherries, or a watermelon gazpacho (just make sure the gazpacho is not too sweet or else you will need to pair it with a sweeter wine).

There are essentially five basic tasting components to wine: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami (savory). There are two ways that a wine and food pairing can be done, either by the “Compare” method which is matching the flavors of the wine to the flavors of the food or by using “Contrast” method which would involve pairing wine with a dish that has the complete opposite flavor of the wine (for example: a salty food item paired with a sweet wine).

Acidity is a very important component of both wine and food. Acidity is the “sourness” in wine that makes your taste buds salivate. When using the “compare” method of pairing, use food and wine of equal acidity to pair with each other (for example, Barbera and tomatoes). When using the “contrast” method of pairing, try pairing a rich dish with an acidic wine to cleanse the palette (for example, a rich cream sauce paired with a crisp, unoaked Chardonnay). With sweet wines, the general rule of thumb is to match equally sweet desserts, otherwise one will overpower the other.

If you follow these simple rules, I guarantee that you will have the ultimate success with your pairings this summer. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and just make it fun! Cheers!

Miraflores Winery holds annual Food & Wine PAIRINGS every summer on their patio. Every weekend a different chef prepares a four course lunch and Ashlee Cuneo pairs Miraflores wines with each course. You don’t want to miss these amazing events!

2017 Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday, starting June 17th & 18th through October 1st.

Price: $39 Club Members/$47 General. Call (530) 647-8505 for reservations.

Article by Ashlee Cuneo, “The Sierra Foothills Somm”
Sommelier, & General Manager of Miraflores Winery, transplanted from Sonoma County and exploring all the hidden gems the Sierras have to offer!