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Cimarone Estate Cilla's Blend (6)

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Cesare


quality posts: 1644 Private Messages Cesare

Cimarone Estate 2010 Cilla's Blend 6-Pack
$99.99 (Normally $150.00) 33% off List Price
2010 Cilla's Blend
CT link above

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kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus

pH? RS? Any Mega Red, Purple, or any other Mega color added? % of new oak?

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cmaldoon


quality posts: 62 Private Messages cmaldoon

Why is this stated as a 70% syrah and 30% Bordeaux? As opposed to 70% Rhone and 30% Bordeaux or 70% Syrah and all the other varietals spelled out.

What's hiding behind " Bordeaux"? Usually the varietal info is a plus

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Cesare


quality posts: 1644 Private Messages Cesare
cmaldoon wrote:Why is this stated as a 70% syrah and 30% Bordeaux? As opposed to 70% Rhone and 30% Bordeaux or 70% Syrah and all the other varietals spelled out.

What's hiding behind " Bordeaux"? Usually the varietal info is a plus



The 2009 specs on the website are:
69% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2010 is not on the website.

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chipgreen


quality posts: 195 Private Messages chipgreen
cmaldoon wrote:Why is this stated as a 70% syrah and 30% Bordeaux? As opposed to 70% Rhone and 30% Bordeaux or 70% Syrah and all the other varietals spelled out.

What's hiding behind " Bordeaux"? Usually the varietal info is a plus



Good catch, the description under the Specs tab makes reference to Cabernet and Syrah so I was assuming that the 30% was mostly Cab Sauv. Based on Cesare's post it sounds like it's mostly the *other* Cab which is fine by me, I'm a fan, but it seems like a description that can be easily misunderstood.

I was just fawning over a couple of my Cab Sauv/Syrah blend bottles last night, thinking about when I want to pop the corks on a '05 B Cellars Blend 25 and a '09 Justin Cellars Savant.

The Blend 25 is 61/39 Cab/Syrah vs the Savant which is 68/32 Syrah/Cab. I would tend to think that a 70/30 Syrah/Cab Franc blend would be pretty rough around the edges. Are the small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Sauv enough to smooth it out?

ajrod27


quality posts: 41 Private Messages ajrod27

Anybody willing to part with a bottle or two...or three? I'd like to try this but, after the RPM tour, I should be on a SIWBMO!

dianefreda


quality posts: 9 Private Messages dianefreda

Trying to make up my mind and then notice Virginia is not even on the list-decision made!

NascarDad


quality posts: 21 Private Messages NascarDad

Not to be confused with the ill-fated Cadillac Cimarron

NascarDad


quality posts: 21 Private Messages NascarDad
dianefreda wrote:Trying to make up my mind and then notice Virginia is not even on the list-decision made!



That is a rarity these days.

sdeluca


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sdeluca

I have been in the Cimarone Estate wine club since their first bottling. I have been lucky enough to meet the owners, Roger and Cilla. They are truly great people. My wife and I absolutely love all of their reds, but Cilla's blend is by far our favorite. Drinkable now. Buy and enjoy!

jcarlton03


quality posts: 6 Private Messages jcarlton03

Can you describe the fermentation a little bit more? I read the description about being "open-top" and would love a few more details. Does wild yeast play a part in fermentation at all, or is that just a wine expression that I am not familiar with (most of them since I am very new to wine).

Open-top peeks my interest as a beer brewer.

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awstansbury


quality posts: 0 Private Messages awstansbury
NascarDad wrote:Not to be confused with the ill-fated Cadillac Cimarron



Lol, luxury everyone could afford. Even after that failed, they tried the same thing with the Catera. Insanity = doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

This blend sounds nice, but I don't want to commit to 6 bottles. Anyone in the Sacramento area want to split?

loreelu


quality posts: 4 Private Messages loreelu

I don't know exactly why, but this one seems to be calling out to me, so I guess I'll answer that call. However, if there's anyone in Denver who would like a bottle or two or three, I'd be willing to share.

silcoccia


quality posts: 2 Private Messages silcoccia
chipgreen wrote:Good catch, the description under the Specs tab makes reference to Cabernet and Syrah so I was assuming that the 30% was mostly Cab Sauv. Based on Cesare's post it sounds like it's mostly the *other* Cab which is fine by me, I'm a fan, but it seems like a description that can be easily misunderstood.

I was just fawning over a couple of my Cab Sauv/Syrah blend bottles last night, thinking about when I want to pop the corks on a '05 B Cellars Blend 25 and a '09 Justin Cellars Savant.

The Blend 25 is 61/39 Cab/Syrah vs the Savant which is 68/32 Syrah/Cab. I would tend to think that a 70/30 Syrah/Cab Franc blend would be pretty rough around the edges. Are the small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Sauv enough to smooth it out?



If you listen to the Vintner Voicemail, Cilla provides more specific percentages on the blend...(I work for WineDavid)

Coach Sil

DarkStar11


quality posts: 1 Private Messages DarkStar11

Like others, I'm interested but not wanting to commit to 6. If anyone in DFW would like to split one, please let me know.

tercerowines


quality posts: 36 Private Messages tercerowines

Great folks making great wines out of the Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara County. I believe their winemaker for this vintage was Doug Margerum, owner of Margerum Wines and one of the people responsible for the creation of the AVA, which sits in the Eastern part of the Santa Ynez Valley. It sees a lot more heat over there, making it an ideal spot for Bordeaux varities - as well as site-specific rhone plantings as well.

At a little of $16 per bottle, it really seems like a 'no brainer' to give it a shot . . .

Cheers!

Larry Schaffer
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chipgreen


quality posts: 195 Private Messages chipgreen
silcoccia wrote:If you listen to the Vintner Voicemail, Cilla provides more specific percentages on the blend...(I work for WineDavid)



Thanks for the h/u, Coach Sil!

So.... this blend is actually 56% Syrah, 25% Cab Sauv and "equal parts" Cab Franc, Petit Verdot & Malbec. That sounds a bit more refined than a rough and tumble Syrah/Cab Franc blend.

EDIT: I'm good for 1-3 bottles if the usual suspects or anyone else in NE Ohio wants to share.

keithmaddock


quality posts: 0 Private Messages keithmaddock
tercerowines wrote:At a little of $16 per bottle, it really seems like a 'no brainer' to give it a shot . . .

Cheers!



I'd give three bottles a shot, but six is a stretch. Too bad this wasn't 3 for $49.99....

fredrinaldi


quality posts: 35 Private Messages fredrinaldi

can usually tell the popularity of the offering by the post, only 18 at 6 pm LA time, not good.