After posting my recent blog entry on “Cool Climate Wines” I had second thoughts as regards the accuracy of my assessment. I thought about the label issues, than visited the Sam Miranda website again (www.sammiranda.com.au).
There I learned that Sam Miranda had sold the family business (Miranda Wines) to McGuigan Simeon in October 2003. And then things fell into place. Of course the bottle I had bought must have come from McGuigan Simeon (www.mswl.com.au). When I visited their website today I found the Miranda brand and learned that they also source fruit from the King Valley.
So the bottle of Miranda I had the other day came from McGuigan Simeon and not from Sam Miranda of King Valley.
However, I can maintain my general assessment.
1. Wines from the cool climate King Valley Wine Region are excellent and worth trying.
2. The “High Country” Cabernet Sauvignon from Miranda (McGuigan Simeon) was a good buy.
3. I will visit the Sam Miranda cellar door next time we are in Glenburn. That’s for sure.