2014 Cimarron Vineyard Graciano
TA: 5.9 g/L
Aged 6 months in a 1-year-old French oak barrel (Damy Cooperage) and 8 months in a neutral French oak barrel. Thrice racked. Filtered, but un-fined.
We are honored to work with fruit from this vineyard and this Graciano makes it pretty obvious why. Originally planted in 2005 by Oregon Pinot Noir pioneer Dick Erath, the vineyard is now owned and operated by Dos Cabezas Wineworks’ Todd and Kelly Bostock with help from Dick’s former, long-time vineyard manager Juan Alba. Their hard work and vision is to be commended and the proof is in the pudding...
95% Graciano from Cimarron Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Sept. 3rd - 5% Tempranillo from Cimarron Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Sept. 3rd - Sugar at harvest: 25.0 Brix
Destemmed, but not crushed to an open top 3⁄4-ton bin. Cold-soaked 24 hours, then inoculated with specially selected yeasts (VRB). Hand punched 3-4 times daily. Inoculated with Malolactic bacteria (Alpha) around 7 Brix. Pressed at dryness after 11 days skin contact. Settled 5 days before barreling.
Drink now or cellar 6+ years