Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra 2017 40% Grenache 40% Syrah 20% Mourvedre from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in Willcox County in Southern Arizona. These grapes are aged in Neutral French Oak to give the grapes time to relax and come together as a full bodied red. The 2017 version of the Chupcabara is the best I have ever tasted. GSM: a Classic blend from one of the great regions of the world “Chateauneuf de Pape”, this 2017 Chupacabra is a killer. Matt@Sip Wine ”
Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra Rosa 2018 – Also a GSM blend but done with less time with the juice laying on skins. This Rose is at the darker spectrum of Rose that is based off of one of the best Rose regions in the world, Bandol. Rich red fruits jump out of the glass with a backbone of acidity to pull it all together.
Merkin Chupacabra Blanca White 2018 70% Riesling, 20% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon Blanc from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in Willcox County, Southern Arizona. The wine is more subtle than you would expect with an excellent balance of fruit & acidity.The Chupacabra Blanca 2018 is perfectly balanced with the Riesling shining from the front and the Chardonnay giving the body to hold it together with a clean line of acidity throughout. This is by far the best Chupacabra Blanca ever made and shows the quality of the winemaking. Nice One Maynard, you nailed this one.Matt@Sip Wine.