2019 Trio Especial

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Dr. Victor Alvarez, Owner of Miraflores Winery, our Winemaking Team, Management, and Staff of Miraflores are all so excited to announce a release of a very limited bottling of Estate grown wines. These wines will be offered exclusively to our club members. It is our pleasure to introduce our:

“Trio Especial” — 2019 Estate Grenache, 2019 Estate Tempranillo, and 2019 Estate Limited Reserve Chardonnay

In our humble way, this is a chance to thank our club members for their great support and loyalty. It is indeed a rare experience to be able to find young wines, such as these, to be so pleasant and easy to drink. We truly believe that these wines are outstanding.

We are using this opportunity to introduce our new:

“Black Label Series” — a label used only for our most limited production wines.

Black Label wines will be released only when we reach the conclusion that these wines fulfill the parameters that will warrant the exclusivity of this label.

Cheers to your health!

~Victor and Staff


2019 Estate Limited Reserve Chardonnay

Our 2019 Miraflores Chardonnay is a wonderful expression of our Estate grown Chardonnay. Our small block of Estate Chardonnay produces excellent fruit and in some cases wants to stand out on its own to showcase the terroir of our high elevation climate, such is the case for our 2019 Limited Selection.

The 2019 Chardonnay was fermented in French Oak barrels (35% new) with native yeast. The wine was then aged sur lie for 8 months to develop texture and complexity.

VARIETAL VINEYARDS BRIX AT HARVEST ALC CASE PRODUCTION RESIDUAL SUGAR
100% Chardonnay 100% Estate 24 13.5% 72 cases Dry

Bottled on June 15, 2020


2019 Estate Grenache

A staple in the blends of the Southern Rhone and a fixture in most regions of Spain, where it is believed to have originated, Grenache is one of the most widely-planted varieties in the world. It thrives in warm climates and has found a happy home at Miraflores, perched high on our west-facing, well-drained hillside at 2,700 ft elevation. Fresh aromas of fruits de bois (wild forest berries), rose-petal, ripe strawberry, red licorice and white pepper introduce a wine with medium body, remarkable balance and a long, vibrant finish. For our 2019 it was decided to bottle early as a special release to capture this wonderful expression.

With its medium body and fresh acidity Grenache is the ultimate “food wine” and pairs well with a variety of dishes from braised beef and light curry dishes to macaroni & cheese and lentil soup.

VARIETAL VINEYARDS BRIX AT HARVEST ALC CASE PRODUCTION RESIDUAL SUGAR
100% Grenache 100% Estate 25.5 14.3% 72 cases Dry

Aging: 9 months in Neutral French Oak, no new oak
Bottling Date: June 15, 2020


2019 Estate Tempranillo

Tempranillo, which means “early little one” for its penchant for early ripening is the leading red grape in Spain, where it is called by many names according to where it’s grown. It is most distinguished as the main grape of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, where, particularly in the higher altitude vineyard locations, it produces elegant, age-worthy wines.

Our Estate Tempranillo is planted in two blocks on slate and decomposed granite soils at an average elevation of 2,650 ft. Every vintage this varietal impresses us with its immense structure, complex aromatics and depth of flavor.

Tempranillo is known for bold flavors and textures and the 2019 surely lives up to this standard. We chose to bottle our 2019 Tempranillo earlier than most years to capture its incredible aromatics and fruit character. This wine is delightfully fruit driven with rich and smooth mouthfeel. Fruits of plum and cherry are accented with tobacco and earthy flavors. While this wine is delicious to open now, it will age in bottle for many years.

This wine is especially good when paired with Spanish cuisine such as Jamon Iberico, grilled lamb with rosemary, wild boar stew with porcini mushrooms or a well-aged Manchego.

VARIETAL VINEYARDS BRIX AT HARVEST ALC CASE PRODUCTION RESIDUAL SUGAR
100% Tempranillo 100% Estate 25.5 14.5% 72 cases Dry

Aging: 9 months neutral French oak