2015 Cimarron Vineyard Tempranillo
TA: 5.8 g/L
Aged 4+ months in 50% new Hungarian oak (Dargaud & Jaeglé Cooperage) and 12 additional months in 100% neutral oak. Thrice racked. Filtered, but un-fined.
This was our third year working with Todd & Kelly Bostock’s amazing Tempranillo and it might be our favorite vintage yet. A little more restrained than in 2014, the 2015 displays a spectacular balance of power and finesse. While most of this wine went into blends, we held two barrels for extending aging and single-varietal bottling. We also gave it a kiss of water-bent Hungarian oak to accentuate the vibrant nose and creamy palate.
98% Tempranillo from Cimarron Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Sept. 1 - 2% Syrah from Cimarron Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 26 - Sugar at harvest: 24.4 Brix average
Destemmed, but not crushed to open top 3⁄4-ton bins. Lot was left ~13% whole cluster. Cold-soaked 24 hours, then inoculated with specially selected yeasts (CLOS, T73, VRB, D254). Hand punched 3-4 times daily. Inoculated with Malolactic bacteria (Omega) around 7 Brix. Pressed at dryness after 9 days skin contact. Settled 3 days before barreling.
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