2021 Cimarron Vineyard Tempranillo
TA: 5.7 g/L
Aged 18 months in 25% new Hungarian (Dargaud et Jaegle Cooperage) and 75% neutral oak barrels. Thrice racked. Filtered, but unfined.
We’ve been working with Todd & Kelly Bostock’s beautiful Tempranillo for the past nine years now, and it has proven itself to make a consistently excellent wine with a spectacular balance of power and finesse. While most of this wine goes into blends every year (mostly Earth Cuckoo and Willy), we hold the best three (or four this year!) barrels for extended aging and single-varietal bottling. This wine is always a big hit in the tasting room and a reliable old friend in the cellar. Only 4 barrels produced.
Willcox AVA – Cochise County, AZ - 100% Tempranillo from Cimarron Vineyard. Cochise County, AZ. 4,300 ft. elevation. Harvested Aug. 25th - Sugar at harvest: 24.6 Brix
Destemmed but not crushed to open-top, ¾-ton bins. Lot was left ~20% whole cluster. Inoculated with specially selected yeasts (VRB, Clos, T73 & Persy). Hand punched 3-4 times daily. Inoculated with Malolactic bacteria (Omega) around 4 Brix. Pressed at dryness after 9 days skin contact. Settled 3 days before barreling.
Drink now or cellar 5+ years