Merkin Vineyards

Merkin Vineyards

Perched on the side of the south-east facing slopes of Jerome, Arizona, owner and Winemaker, Maynard James Keenan and his wife, Jennifer, are producing roughly 6500 cases a year in their tiny underground cement facility known as The Bunker. With the majority of the Merkin Vineyard wines produced from fruit grown on our 70-acre Buhl Memorial Vineyard in Willcox, Arizona. Merkin has 3 programs. The Chupacabra program is produced using French/Alsatian fruit, Shinola is the Italian program, and the Tarzan/Janes is our Spanish/Iberian program. Production is combination of open topped 1/2-ton bin fermentation, stainless steel submerged cap extended maceration, and modified carbonic maceration for the Reds, and whole cluster pressed stainless steel cold fermentation for the Whites and Rose’s. The epitome of a boutique owned and operated winery.
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Merkin Vineyards
Perched on the side of the south-east facing slopes of Jerome, Arizona, owner and Winemaker, Maynard James Keenan and his wife, Jennifer, are producing roughly 6500 cases a year in their tiny underground cement facility known as The Bunker. With the majority of the Merkin Vineyard wines produced from fruit grown on our 70-acre Buhl Memorial Vineyard in Willcox, Arizona. Merkin has 3 programs. The Chupacabra program is produced using French/Alsatian fruit, Shinola is the Italian program, and the Tarzan/Janes is our Spanish/Iberian program. Production is combination of open topped 1/2-ton bin fermentation, stainless steel submerged cap extended maceration, and modified carbonic maceration for the Reds, and whole cluster pressed stainless steel cold fermentation for the Whites and Rose’s. The epitome of a boutique owned and operated winery.
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    Caduceus Nagual de la Naga 2019
    • Variety Sangiovese
    • Vintage 2019
    • Brand Merkin Vineyards
    • Cellaring 5-10 Years
    • Wine Type Red
    • Alcohol Percentage 14.0% Alcohol
    Caduceus Nagual de la Naga 2019
    Blend of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Souzao, 5% Negroamaro. The project of Maynard James Keenan, frontman of the band Tool, this blend comes from the high altitude Eliphante block (3400ft) in Yavapai County, Arizona. This wine shows great restraint and elegance. Plenty of bright cherry notes and the palate shows a great balance of ripeness and freshness.
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    Caduceus Primer Paso 2020
    • Variety Red Blends
    • Vintage 2020
    • Brand Merkin Vineyards
    • Cellaring 5-10 Years
    • Wine Type Red
    • Alcohol Percentage 14.0% Alcohol
    Caduceus Primer Paso 2020
    Syrah/Petite Sirah blend with a dash of Malvasia Bianca. Sourced from our Eliphante block in Cornville, AZ. Côte Rôtie-style blend substituting Malvasia Bianca for Viognier. The Syrah takes the back seat, serving as the muscular structure to present the Apricot, Peach and Orange peel characters of the AZ Malvasia Bianca. We Co-Ferment these grapes when logistics allow. 3350 ft. elevation. The palate is full and generous, with intense black and red fruit...


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