2019 Cimarron Vineyard Tempranillo
TA: 5.9 g/L
Aged 18 months in 33% 3-year-old French (Alain Fouquet Cooperage), 33% 3-year-old Hungarian (Dargaud et Jaegle Cooperage) and 34% neutral oak barrels. Thrice racked. Filtered, but unfined.
We’ve been working with Todd & Kelly Bostock’s beautiful Tempranillo for seven years now, and it has proven itself to make a consistently great wine with a spectacular balance of power and finesse. While most of this wine goes into blends every year, we hold the best three barrels for extended aging and single-varietal bottling. Like years past, we put a portion of this wine in some newer oak barrels for added notes of spice, maple, smoke and a marked roundness on the palate. Only 3 barrels produced.
Willcox AVA – Cochise County, AZ - 97% Tempranillo from Cimarron Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 22nd - 2% Cabernet Franc from Sierra Bonita Vineyard. Graham County, AZ. 4,400 ft. elevation. Harvested Oct. 2nd - 1% Malbec from Deep Sky Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Sept. 20th - Sugar at harvest: 24.5 Brix
Destemmed but not crushed to open-top, 3⁄4-ton bins. Lot was left ~25% whole cluster. Inoculated with specially selected yeasts (Ionys WF, T73 & VRB). Hand punched 3-4 times daily. Inoculated with Malolactic bacteria (Omega) around 2 Brix. Pressed at dryness after 10 days skin contact. Settled 3 days before barreling.
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