Quinta Cruz Graciano 2008

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Interesting use of a lesser known Spanish variety. Smoky and oaky, deep aromas of red and black fruit. Good acid structure, though the finish was a bit astringent for me. Quinta Cruz is a label associate with the Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard. It was formed specifically to produce wine of Spanish varieties being grown in the US. The 2008 Graciano is the first 100% Graciano I have tasted. The fruit was sourced from Bokisch Vineyards in the Mokelumne River Appellation, north of Lodi, CA. Central Valley fruit from a variety that seems to excel there (and not just survive with tons of irrigation, a la Merlot and Cab Sauv). 13% alcohol, 157 cases. Feb. 9, 2011.

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Snooth User: Heathen83
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02/24/2011

Interesting use of a lesser known Spanish variety. Smoky and oaky, deep aromas of red and black fruit. Good acid structure, though the finish was a bit astringent for me. Quinta Cruz is a label associate with the Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard. It was formed specifically to produce wine of Spanish varieties being grown in the US. The 2008 Graciano is the first 100% Graciano I have tasted. The fruit was sourced from Bokisch Vineyards in the Mokelumne River Appellation, north of Lodi, CA. Central Valley fruit from a variety that seems to excel there (and not just survive with tons of irrigation, a la Merlot and Cab Sauv). 13% alcohol, 157 cases. Feb. 9, 2011.




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