2004 Milagro Reserve - A Spanish style Tempranillo blend

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Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes - 2004 Milagro Reserve (Tempranillo blend)

  • Group Tasting Notes: Very dark and extracted color. Raspberry and some cedar on the nose. Crisp acidity, coupled with firm, well-integrated tannins and generous fruit. Tastes great now - dig in

Technical Data


Wine Technical Data
Blend 60% Tempranillo, 36% Graciano, 4% Cabernet sauvignon
Appellation El Dorado Estate (48% Fosatti, 34% Peek, 18% Home Vyd.)
Harvest Dates August 28th to October 15th, 2004
Sugar at Harvest 25.2 Brix
Fermentation 14 days
Aging / Cooperage 23 months in barrels, 33% new American oak
Alcohol 14.5% by volume
Acidity TA: .63, pH: 3.71

 

Technical Notes

 

About the Vineyards

Fosati Vineyard is contiguous to the Estate Vineyard. This land was once part of the original ranch homesteaded in the 1850s. Justin Boeger spearheaded the conversion of 10 acres of the old pear orchard to vineyards in 1998, planting Zinfandel, Primitivo, Tempranillo, Cabernet and other varieties. The Zinfandel was propagated from the old vines which survived from the 1800s. Very steep slopes characterize the 30 acres of vineyards surrounding the winery, which were planted by Greg Boeger from 1973 to the present. The soil is shallow, composed of sedimentary shale, and the exposures face all compass points. The elevation ranges from 2,100 to 2,300 feet. This is on a 70 acre property that was the site of the original 1870s vineyard of Giovanni Lombardo

About The Vintage

The 2004 growing season resulted in fruit that was slightly higher than average. Quality was the best of the new Millennium color, balance, flavor and maturity are all triple plus, due to the early spring and mild summer. Efforts in the vineyards to pay close attention to producing crop loads that can be supported by smaller root systems in the shallower foothill soils have helped increase overall quality.

About the Winery

Boeger Winery has 40 acres of producing grapevines on the historic Estate Vineyard and contiguous Fossati Vineyard. The winery also leases another 50 acres within the El Dorado appellation, so Estate Bottled wines comprise about 80% of our production. The terrain of the vineyards is characterized by steep hillsides, rocky soil and exposures to all directions, creating numerous micro-climates. These varied conditions are what allow us to grow over 30 different varietals

About this Tempranillo blend

The 2004 Milagro is a Spanish style blend of 60% Tempranillo, 36% Graciano and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Earthy aromas of cedar, anise, vanilla, blueberry, tobacco, oak are highlighted by hints of black pepper and caramel. Crisp on the palate all around, nice finish and integrated, soft tannis. A great wine to cellar for 10+ years.

Food and wine

We suggest you pair the 2004 Tempranillo Red Wine Blend with Braciole.

Wine Profile Style
Light Bodied Medium Bodied Full Bodied
Drink Now (0-3 yrs) Will Age (3-5 yrs) Will Age (8-10 yrs)
Slightly Fruity Fruity Very Fruity
No Tannins Softer Tannins Heavier Tannins
Low Acidity Medium Acidity High Acidity
No Residual Sugar Dry Off Dry Sweet
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