2007 marked an important year in wine history with the coming together of two men who launched Arizona into the fine wine scene. Eric Glomski (Founder of Page Springs Cellars and previously Winemaker at David Bruce Winery), Maynard Keenan (Owner of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards & Orchards) are now together under the banner of Arizona Stronghold Vineyards.
Keenan and Glomski, founders of the Company, knowing that quality fruit is the key to all winemaking endeavors, set out to transform the ageing Dos Cabezas Vineyard near Willcox, Arizona into a top notch, high quality effort. Poorly performing varietals were ripped up or grafted over in the first year, and several acres of new plantings have already been planted. The core of the red plantings are Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Tempranillo and Sangiovese with Viognier and Malvasia Bianca anchoring the white plantings. (Several other varietals also supplement these grapes.)
What to Taste
DAYDEN - Vintage '10 - dry rosé -
Vibrant fruit with racy acidity. zesty floral aromas of watermelon and spice, with layered strawberry and mineral flavors.
NACHISE - Vintage '07 - Rhone Blend -
Aromas of concentrated dark fruits, mocha, tar, sweet cigar smoke, hints of black tea, star anise and pumpkin spice. The palate full and textured, with crushed blackberry, plumb, raspberry jam and hints of stone fruits, plenty of mid palate grip and nuances of dried rosemary and bittersweet cocoa; very balanced and multi-layered finish.
- Street: 1023 N. Main Street
- City: Cottonwood
- State,Zip: AZ 86326
- Telephone: 928.639.2789
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