Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra 2017 45% Grenache 40% Syrah 15% Mourvedre from Cochise County fruit. 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 2015 Chupacabra is a killer. Matt@Sip Wine ”
Merkin Vineyards Shinola 2016: Shinola 2016 is a creation of 95% Sangiovese & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from Buhl Memorial Vineyard. This wine Maynard James Keenan’s take on a Chiainti Classico. (one of the most underrated regions of the wine world).With Cherries and Strawberries jumping from the glass, the Shinola really stands up to be noticed. A medium bodied red wine made from mostly Sangiovese that have found a great home Southern USA. With a hint of Barbeque Spice to round out the finish, this wine is perfect with anything from the grill or a rich tomato based Pasta. Matt@SipWine
Merkin Chupacabra Blanca White 2016 55% Riesling 45% Sauvignon Blanc from Cochise County, Southern Arizona.The wine is more subtle than you would expect with an excellent balance of fruit & acidity.The Chupacabra Blanca 2016 is perfectly balanced with the Riesling shining from the front and the Sauvignon Blanc giving the body to hold it together. 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.