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2014 Rosé

The 2014 represents the 5th vintage of our Rosé.  Nebbiolo has always formed the base of the wine.  This year's offering shows a stunning degree of finesse.  Harvested on September 1, 2014.  Lightly crushed, skin soaked for 24 hours and fermented in neutral French oak.  Aged on the lees in barrel for 8 months.  Vibrant salmon in color.  Aromas of red fruits, blood orange and grapefruit.  The palate shows a great tension between crisp acidity and minerally structure.

Nebbiolo

Cochise County
14.2% alcohol

SOLD OUT

 

2014 Picpoul Blanc

 

Our first bottling of Picpoul Blanc sourced from Cimarron Vineyard across the road. Rob first worked with this Rhone white varietal at Chateau St. Cosme in the Southern Rhone Valley, France and loves to see it being grown in AZ. Its zesty character presents a thirst quenching pairing for our desert climate. Stainless steel fermented and aged on fine lees for 8 months.  Fragrant aromas of fresh green herbs (marjoram), spring flowers, lemon grass and verbena. Honeydew melon and green apple fruit. Crisp and dry on the palate.

Picpoul Blanc

Cochise County
13.7% alcohol

$27

 

2014 Malvasia Bianca

The 2014 displays intense floral notes and taut structure reminiscent of 2010 and shows promising aging potential.  Destemmed and crushed with an average of 12 hours on the skins before pressing.  Barrel fermented and aged in old French oak sur lie for 8 months.  Pretty aromatics of elderflower and perfume with notes of peach and clove spice.  Bright stone fruits of peach and lychee, finely textured, refreshing mineral finish.

Malvasia Bianca

Cochise County
14.1% alcohol

SOLD OUT


 

2014 "w"

Our second vintage of "w" is a full and zesty version that will be great to sip on as warmer weather approaches. Sourced from 3 Willcox Bench vineyards: Deep Sky Viognier, Cimarron Picpoul and Rolling View Malvasia Bianca. Barrel fermented in neutral oak and aged on the lees for 11 months. The first Sand-Reckoner white wine to be bottled with a screw cap to lock in the freshness.  Clean and fresh with green apple and pear fruit. Floral aromatics of citrus blossom and zesty meyer lemon. Displays a mineral and chewy texture of wet stone and honeydew melon.

72% Viognier

16% Picpoul

12% Malvasia Bianca

Cochise County

14.3% alcohol

$22

 

2013 "r"

 

Our first "r" red blend is inspired by the robust wines of the Southern Rhone. The wine is made from fruit grown on the Willcox Bench in Cochise County and gets its freshness and aromatics from Zinfandel grapes grown in our vineyard. The blend was fermented with an average of 20% whole clusters and received 3 weeks on the skins. Aged in neutral French oak barrels for 22 months. Racked once to assemble the blend. Full flavored and offers a range of fruit and spice notes on a plush frame. Wild berries with black licorice, violets and bergamot. Juicy, yet structured on the palate. Sweet and savory fruit with hickory spice on the finish.

 

42% Zinfandel

27% Syrah

27% Petite Sirah

4% Mourvedre

Cochise County

15% alcohol

$22

2013 "x"

Another new addition to the SRV line-up: the 2013 "x." The Malbec that forms the base of the wine was grown at 4270' and the resulting wine is reminiscent of examples from Argentina: rich, juicy and round. Aged for 24 months with 20% new French oak, including Boutes and St. Martin cooperage. Blue fruit with floral and perfume nuances. Clove, cardamom spice with green tea and cedar chest notes. Juicy in texture with tangy iron mineral notes, green peppercorn and plum skin.

50% Malbec

20% Cabernet Sauvignon

16% Cabernet Franc

11% Tempranillo

3% Petit Verdot

Cochise County

14.5% alcohol

$25

 

 

2012 "z"

Our first "z" blend is based on Zinfandel sourced from Golden Rule Vineyard at the base of the Dragoon Mountains, 4,365 feet in elevation.  A perfumed and spicy styled Zin.  Aromas of bergamot, potpourri, rosemary, nutmeg, and nori with smoked plum and raspberry fruit.  Big on the palate, savory, with firm tannin.  The wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels for 16 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

80% Zinfandel

13% Montepulciano

7% Cabernet Sauvignon

Cochise County

375 cases, 15% alcohol

SOLD OUT

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2012 "2"

Harvested September 5, 2012. Open top fermented with 32 days on the skins. Basket pressed. Aged for 20 months in older French oak and 12 months in bottle.  Black cherry, black tea, and tobacco aromas with fresh fennel and rose. A full flavored blend that combines finesse with muscular tannins. Blackberries, smoke and dark chocolate on the finish.

70% Sangiovese 30% Syrah

Cochise County

15% alcohol

$30

 

 

 

2012 "5"

Cherry cola, fresh herbs, eucalyptus, and desert rain. Full bodied with cranberry, pomegranate, and mineral notes with finely textured tannin.  Our first "5" bottling since 2010. Selected from the Sangiovese Grosso "Brunello" block. This bottling represents our most complex and refined expression of Sangiovese. Harvested September 5, 2012 and co-fermented with 15% Syrah. Crushed, destemmed with a 2 day cold soak and 32 day skin maceration. Aged 19 months in a neutral French oak puncheon on the lees with no rackings. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Sangiovese Grosso

Cochise County

40 cases, 15.0% alcohol

$40

 

2012 "7"

Woodsy with smoked plum and blackberry fruit along with warm spices of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and vanilla. Full bodied and rich with a velvety and creamy palate.  Sourced from 17 year old Syrah vines, among the first planted at our estate. The 2012 vintage yielded a rich and intensely flavored Syrah. Picked on September 3, 2012, the fruit was crushed and destemmed and cold soaked for 3 days. Open top fermented with 40 days of skin contact. Aged in 1 year old French oak barrels for 18 months on the lees. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Syrah

Cochise County

52 cases, 15.5% alcohol

$45

 

     
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