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Pistol Pete’s Crimson Legacy | NMSU Aggies

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Pistol Pete’s Crimson Legacy is a specially crafted Cabernet offering rustic cherry and ripe red berry on the nose with notes of light toast.

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Pistol Pete’s Crimson Legacy is a specially crafted Cabernet with rustic cherry and ripe red berry on the nose and notes of light toast. Cherry and fruit notes are accentuated on the palate alongside a touch of cocoa. Strong, smooth tannins intermingle nicely with toasted oak and fruit for a balanced drinking experience. Locally designed by Randle Dominguez and awarded a 2020 Platinum Design Award from MarCom.

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Who knew that New Mexico was the frontier of American winemaking? In 1629, Fray García de Zúñiga and Antonio de Arteaga smuggled vines out of Spain to quench their thirst for sacramental wine. Planted south of present-day Socorro, these were the first grapevines cultivated for wine production in the U.S.

New Mexico State University has long played a significant role in developing grape-growing and winemaking in the state. In 1920, Giovanni Giorgio Rinaldi enlisted the help of faculty at New Mexico College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts, now NMSU, to experiment with different varieties and improve grape production throughout the state.

New Mexico is now home to sixty wineries that produce over 900,000 gallons of wine annually. New Mexico State University is proud to continue to honor and support our state’s heritage of winemaking by introducing Pistol Pete’s Crimson Legacy.

Proudly crafted by the Lescombes family, this luxuriously smooth Cabernet Sauvignon is the pinnacle of New Mexico winemaking. We invite you to raise a glass and celebrate the continuing legacy embodied in every pour.

Pairs with game and red meat such as steaks, roasts, shanks, chops, burgers, or charcuterie. Also an ideal accompaniment to cheeses like cheddar or gouda.

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The Lescombes family has been crafting wine in New Mexico since their emigration from Burgundy, France in 1981. Since then, they have been drawing visitors from across the nation to taste their wide variety of New Mexico wine. Their winery is located in the Mimbres Valley, just outside of Deming, New Mexico. They produce over 40 different wines under several labels, including Blue Teal, D.H. Lescombes, Soleil and St. Clair. With 200 acres of vineyards located in the high desert of the Pyramid Valley, just outside Lordsburg, New Mexico, they have found the ideal climate and soil to grow the best quality grapes. Their state-of-the-art winery offers numerous award-winning wines for every taste.

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