Dick Erath’s Wine Launch
Renown former Oregon Pinot Noir vintner Dick Erath has just launched his first Arizona red wine, produced from the vineyards of the Kansas settlement area of southeast Arizona. The wine, named Cimarron Monsoon Red, is from the 2008 growing season and is a blend of several grape varieties including Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and Primitivo. According to Dick (and my palate as well), this is a wine to consume near term. It is light, fruity, with nice acidity and is bottled with a screw cap. This is only the first of several wines to come from Dick so stay tuned.