Merkin Vineyards is the second wine label from Maynard Keenan, frontman for the band Tool. The Merkin line features wines from selected Arizona, California and New Mexico grown grapes. [NOTE: ALL MERKIN WINES ARE HIGHLY ALLOCATED AND RESERVED FOR CUSTOMERS SUPPORTING ARIZONA STRONGHOLD AND STRONGHOLD WINES.] Check with Siema office for current vintages
SHINOLA Red Blend, Luna County, New Mexico
From Luna Rosa Vineyard in New Mexico. 25% Sangiovese, 25% Refosco, 25% Primitivo, 25% Dolcetto. Ruby in color. An array of red fruits with a dusty, oakey back drop hits the nose right away. The red fruits play delicately with the fine grained tannins, sweet spice and subtle leather notes.
CHUPACABRA Red Blend, California
This is like a baby version of the Caduceus ANUBIS with Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Viognier. Juicy black plum and cassis aromas plus tobacco and forest floor, spice and smoke on the finish.