Have I been living under a bucket or is this new news to some of us? Dick Erath, who sold his eponymous Erath Vineyards to Chateau Ste. Michelle in 2005, has a new vineyard and winery in Arizona.
Hey, the guy retired there – he’s 74, loaded with $$s, and could do anything he wants with his time. Just goes to show that you can’t take the wine out of the winemaker – or is that the winemaker out of the man?
The vineyard is Cimarron Vineyard, and the first wine is the 2008 Cimarron Monsoon Red. It’s a blend of Barbera, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and Primitivo.I’m trying to hunt down a source in Oregon so we can sell it. Anyone out there know who?