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We dedicate this wine to the memory of John Kovacs, proprietor of Sándor Vineyards and friend.  His enthusiasm and joy for winegrowing in the Chiricahua Foothills was infectious, and he is dearly missed.

We sourced the fruit for our 2016 Petite Sirah from Sándor Vineyards in Cochise County, Arizona.  The fruit arrived on September 10th, 2016. The fruit was crushed on September 11th and inoculated on September 12th with L2323 yeast.  The fruit received punchdowns three times per day until dry.  Fermentation lasted a total of 7 days, with temperatures peaking in the low 90s before being pressed on September 22nd.  The wine was then settled for a week, and barreled down into 100% new French oak on September 27th, 2016.  It was aged 28 months before racking to tank and bottling. 

 

This wine is a clear, deep purple with aromas of mulberries, blackberries and a hint of violet.  On the palate it is well-balanced, with medium tannin, body, alcohol, and intensity.  This wine is intensely savory, with tamari, bay leaf, wet earth, leather, and tellicherry pepper dominating the palate.  These are bolstered by fresh flavors of blackberry, and clove spice. 

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SKU: 2016 Petite Sirah

Our Oak-aged Montepulciano wine has, by far, the most enthusiastic following due to its richness. The wine exhibits deep black-fruit flavors such as boysenberry, blackberry and prune, licorice, and oaky flavors of cocoa, vanilla and mocha. The grippy tannins will age this wine to perfection.

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SKU: 2016 Montepulciano
 

Smoother, less tannins than a Cabernet.Our Merlot is a classic. Softer, less tannins, fruit-driven  than a Cabernet. With cherry flavors and the right amount of oak, this Merlot is a fantastic food pairing partner.
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SKU: 2016 Merlot

This Tempranillo is built to hold up to a bit of age with its high level of acidity.  It has aromatics of cut grass, sweet oak and vanilla. It’s flavors are of juicy red currants, fresh raspberries, and a bit of orange zest.  This wine is showing well now, but we expect the fresh fruit aromas and refreshing acidity to carry this wine for another 5-7 years.
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SKU: 2016 Tempranillo
 

Our 2017 Malbec is bursting with fresh berry aromas and flavors - blackberry, blueberry, and black cherry.  The palate is rounded out with flavors of bay leaf, coffee, and a hint of sawdust, with lightly chalky tannins and a medium-weight mouthfeel.
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SKU: 2017 Malbec

Our 2016 Cabernet Franc is from from New Mexico Vineyards, Mimbres Valley, New Mexico. We brought in just under 8 tons of fruit on September 29th and 30th, 2016. Approximately 2% was from High Lonesome Vineyards received on August 27th, 2016. The fruit was split into two lots, one of which received punchdowns and the other pumpovers. The pumpover tank was inoculated with a blend of D-47 and D-80 yeasts after a three day cold soak. The punchdown tank also cold soaked for three days and was inoculated with BM45 yeast. Fermentation progressed over the course of seven days with a maximum temperature of 86F on the pumpover tank and 88F on the punchdown tank. The tanks were then pressed, and after settling, racked to new French and American oak barrels for aging. The wine remained in barrel for two years and 3 months before being transferred to tank and bottled.

This wine is a clear, deep ruby color with enticing aromas of wild plum jam, fresh-cut wood, and Vietnamese cinnamon. It is well-balanced, with a refreshing acidity and moderate tannins, and the aromas are joined on the palate with notes of cranberry and candied orange peel. The finish is long, with a core of sweet spice and plum.

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SKU: 2016 Cabernet Franc
 
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SKU: 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2017 Tank 9 returns with even more berry than ever. Aromas of fresh berries on the nose, with blackberry and plum ruling the palate, with lush vanilla oak and a hint of leather rounding out the flavors. Medium length tannins add structure. With a blend of 48% Zinfandel, 29% Petit Verdot, and 23% Merlot, what's not to love?
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SKU: 2017 Tank 9
 

Our favorite pizza wine is back, specially crafted to pair with red sauce and herbs. A restrained nose of wood smoke and red fruit carried into the palate, where a cherry core is bolstered by smoke and orange peel with dusty, rustic tannins. This blend of 67% Dolcetto, 14% Montepulciano, 13% Aglianico, 5% Graciano, and 1% Lemberger is perfectly suited for Italian cuisine.
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SKU: 2017 Tank 12

Our 2016 Graciano exhibits bold aromas of fresh ripe berries, potpourri, black pepper, bay leaf and graphite.  The flavors include both dark berriess and black cherries, warm spices, and black pepper.  The medium level of tannins make this an approachable wine for drinking now, with the potential to age for an additional five years.
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SKU: 2016 Graciano
 

 

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