Arizona Stronghold Vineyard

Nachise Cochise County Red Rhone Blend

8.657 ratings
8.47 pro ratings
Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
David Shaw

42/30/14/14 blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Petite Sirah, 13.9% alc/vol. Garnet red, light to moderate pigment extraction. Red fruit with hints of butter and prune in the nose. Drinks a lot like a Petite Sirah initially in terms of body and flavor profile. Moderate skin astringency on finish. After several hours, cooler flavor profile from Mourvèdre emerges- mint, blueberry- alongside raspberry and cherry flavors of other varietals. Decant and wait for the best in this one

42/30/14/14 blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Petite Sirah, 13.9% alc/vol. Garnet red, light to moderate pigment extraction. Red fruit with hints of butter and prune in the nose. Drinks a lot like a Petite Sirah initially in terms of body and flavor profile. Moderate skin astringency on finish. After several hours, cooler flavor profile from Mourvèdre emerges- mint, blueberry- alongside raspberry and cherry flavors of other varietals. Decant and wait for the best in this one

Dec 9th, 2019
Kai Wright

Post-hike boozing in the northern Arizona hills. 💪🏾🍇

Post-hike boozing in the northern Arizona hills. 💪🏾🍇

Jan 5th, 2019
Greg Giere

Showing only primary fruit, not much depth or complexity at this point. Juicy, jammy, rich, certainly interesting as it's from a nascent growing region, but rather one-dimensional.

Showing only primary fruit, not much depth or complexity at this point. Juicy, jammy, rich, certainly interesting as it's from a nascent growing region, but rather one-dimensional.

1 person found it helpfulJan 5th, 2014
Irby Wood

Loved this wine! Earthy, with some Bret and dark fruits. Dark cherry, tangerine peel, rose petal, great wine. Rock on Maynard! I am impressed. Love that this wine is from AZ!!

Loved this wine! Earthy, with some Bret and dark fruits. Dark cherry, tangerine peel, rose petal, great wine. Rock on Maynard! I am impressed. Love that this wine is from AZ!!

Sep 14th, 2014
Andrew Stover

Sommelier/Wine Director Oya & Sei, Wine Blogger ChiefWino, Founder Vino50

9.5

2012 Arizona Stronghold 'Nachise' Syrah Grenache Mourvèdre blend, #Arizona #Azwine @azstronghold. IMO this is one of the best reds ASV produces and shows the promise of Rhone varieties in AZ. Beautiful bouquet of crushed violets and blueberries followed by wild blackberry, red plum and desert thyme notes. The Mourvèdre definitely shows through in this medium-bodied, elegant blend. Long, soft and silky finish. #wine #sommelier #syrah #GSM

2012 Arizona Stronghold 'Nachise' Syrah Grenache Mourvèdre blend, #Arizona #Azwine @azstronghold. IMO this is one of the best reds ASV produces and shows the promise of Rhone varieties in AZ. Beautiful bouquet of crushed violets and blueberries followed by wild blackberry, red plum and desert thyme notes. The Mourvèdre definitely shows through in this medium-bodied, elegant blend. Long, soft and silky finish. #wine #sommelier #syrah #GSM

Sep 7th, 2014
Gilbert Lara Jr

Arizona Stronghold 2011 "Nachise" Arizona Red Wine from Cochise County, Arizona

Arizona Stronghold 2011 "Nachise" Arizona Red Wine from Cochise County, Arizona

Mar 4th, 2013
Zach Hanson

Big berry, fruit flavor

Big berry, fruit flavor

Sep 14th, 2019
Robert Weyers

Lighter styled Rhône! Making me hungry :)

Lighter styled Rhône! Making me hungry :)

Dec 2nd, 2017
Adam Shaw

I was not that impressed when I bought the wine, but age has greatly improved it.

I was not that impressed when I bought the wine, but age has greatly improved it.

Sep 28th, 2016
Jathan McLaughlin

A little syrupy at first but opens nicely.

A little syrupy at first but opens nicely.

Sep 12th, 2016