Arizona Wine – Dick Erath’s Arizona Winery

dick-erath1Have 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?

Some links:

Article on Erath’s launch.

Very Comprehensive article on the whole
Arizona wine scene with emphasis on Dick.

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