Arizona Stronghold's Dayden Dry Rosé 6-Pack

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Arizona Wine Dust

And by "dry" we mean "desiccated."

When people try our Arizona Dry Rosé, they expect a not-too-sweet, lightly-red wine. So they're often a bit confused with what ends up in their glass. You see, in traditional Arizonan winemaking the wine is "aged" in the sun for several days before bottling. What results is the finest wine-powder imaginable.

One mouthful of our Rosé will have you coughing uncontrollably in pleasure. It's got all the flavors you would associate with a traditional Rosé, without that unpleasant "moist" feeling so common in wines these days. Plus, you don't have to worry about spilling wine on your white shirt! Just brush it off and forget about it.

Some (*cough cough* Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms *cough cough*) would like to strip our product of the designation "wine." How small-minded! As though being in a liquid form is somehow essential to wine. Tell that to my winemaker friends up in the Yukon. If their Syrah ice pops are wrong, I don't want to be right!

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2012 Arizona Stronghold Dayden Dry Rosé 750ml 6-Pack

A knock out dry rose that balances vibrant fruit with racy acidity. Offers zesty floral aromas of watermelon and spice, with layered strawberry and mineral flavors. Dayden, Apache for "little girl" was primarily crafted from the early picks of several red varietals grown in our high elevation, southerly vineyards. Lightly pressed and then fermented cold for nearly a month, the fresh aromatics of this dry rose jump out of the glass. Taste Arizona's landscape in every sip!

The Groundwork: The word Dayden in the Apache language means "little girl," this wine will always be a blend of grapes, although they may differ from vintage to vintage.  Dayden is all about subtlety and finesse, just like a little girl.

The Vintage: Harvest began in the first week of August, early compared to prior years. We experienced a hot and dry summer as well as early emergence in the Spring. The Summer rains were minimal and fruit ripening advanced quickly.  This extra heat led to many of the white varietals maturing early and at about the same time. After the rapid pace of harvesting all the whites, harvest settled into a steady rhythm allowing the Vineyard and Cellar to closely coordinate on picking each varietal and block at the optimal ripeness for their intended wine.

In mid September a period of about one week of rain delayed much of the harvest. This delay allowed the fruit to hang a little longer and develop more maturity prior to the harvest based on brix and acidity. Hang Time!  This rainy and cloudy period also provided a needed break to a harvest that began fast and furious. The 2012 harvest was a great opportunity for the Vineyard and Cellar to make coordinated choices to harvest a given block, this coordination led to the Cellar receiving the best fruit possible.

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Winery Retail Price: $78.00
Average Shipping:  $24.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$8.00)
Total MSRP:   $94.00

Food Pairings: The inherent casual nature of rose lends itself to simple lighter fare, such as charcuterie, smoked fish or ahi tuna sashimi.  It is also quite at home in any picnic basket with cold roast chicken and potato salad, or a rare roast beef sandwich.

  • Varietal Composition: 78% Zinfandel, 15% Sangiovese 7% Syrah
  • Vineyards: Arizona Stronghold, Bonita Springs
  • Alcohol: 12.8%
  • Ageing: Neutral Oak, Stainless Steel
  • Cases: 800
  • Bottled: 5.30.2013
  • Winemaker: Tim White

Winery Details

Arizona Stronghold

Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenan
Cottonwood, AZ
Founded in 2007 by winemakers Eric Glomski (Owner of Page Springs Cellars) and Maynard James Keenan (Owner of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards & Orchards) Arizona Stronghold offers sustainably produced, award winning wine.  The Stronghold Wines brand is their newest creation.  Glomski and Keenan believe that great wine doesn’t have to be expensive; it doesn’t have to be pretentious; and it shouldn’t be hard to find.  It just has to be great and it has to be made by people that care.
Profiled in the award winning documentary “Blood Into Wine” and lavished with stunned praise by the likes of Wine Spectator and The Wall Street Journal, Arizona Stronghold is showing the world that a great Arizona wine can also be a great wine by any standard.
Nested in the center of historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona Stronghold’s Tasting Room is a perfect destination for wine enthusiasts of all kinds.  Guests can relax while enjoying some of the finest handcrafted wine that Arizona has to offer in a comfortable and inviting lounge atmosphere.  Enjoy Game Night Wednesdays, Live Music Friday’s and educational and exciting winemaker events. Come see why Arizona Stronghold really is “Redefining the Desert with High Elevation Wine.”


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