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Caduceus Airavata Garnacha

Early pick, whole cluster, wild fermented, extended maceration Garnacha from the Elephant Block in Cornville. Aged in Concrete Eggs. Cropped at 2.5 to 3.0 tons per acre. 3350 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Shinola Orancia

Our ITALIAN White from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. Currently Orancia is made from Malvasia Bianca fermented on skins for 10 days. Recognize the difference. 4300 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Shinola Rosado

Our ITALIAN Rosé from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. Currently these are made from Italian clones, including but not limited to Sangiovese, Montepulciano, or Dolcetto. Recognize the difference. 4300 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra Rosa

Chupacabra Rosa is our pink Shape Shifter Kitchen sink Blend from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. Usually rooted in French/Alsatian varieties with a focus on Grenache and Mourvédre. 4300 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra Blanca

Chupacabra Blanca is our white Shape Shifter Kitchen sink Blend from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. Usually rooted in French/Alsatian varieties with a focus on Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 4300ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Jane Pink

Jane Pink is a 100% Monastrell Rosé from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. 4300 ft. elevation

Merkin Vineyards The Diddler

Albariño, Malvasia, Viognier blend from either the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. or from our Agostina block in Cornville, AZ. Rich seductive palate suitable for hanky panky. Enjoy with a friend. 3350-4300 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Tarzan Red

This is a big hairy old world Iberian beast of a blend from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. And in 2013 from Luna Rosa Vineyards in New Mexico. Mostly Tempranillo with a dash of something Iberian depending on the year. 4300 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Shinola

Our ITALIAN Red Blend from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. Currently this bright acid driven Red is made from Italian clones, including but not limited to Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Dolcetto, Barbera. Recognize the difference. 4300 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Helio Dolce

Our 1st and only fortified wines using fruit from the Agostina/Helio block and Eliphante Blocks in Cornville. First year was 2010 and will spend 6 years in barrel prior to bottling. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Nagual Del Agostina

Both a White and Red version of this wine from the Agostina and Eliphante  blocks in Cornville. Monastrell for the Red, and Vermentino Malvasia, Agostinga/Luglienga for the White. 1st bottling of Mourvédre was 2013. 1st bottling of the White was 2015. Cropped at 1.5 to 3 tons per acre. 3300 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Nagual del Judith

Single variety offerings of Tempranillo, Aglianico, Nebbiolo, and Malvasia Bianca from our Estate vineyard, JUDITH’s block, Jerome, AZ. In order to best express the terroir of this site, these individual blocks are cropped between 2 to 2.5 tons per acre. 4900 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Nagual del Marzo

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon site blend from MARZO’s block, Cornville, AZ. Light bodied Italian style Super Tuscan. Named after my Great Grandfather John “Spirit” Marzo who made wine in Northern Italy near Turino in Venaus. Cropped at 2.0 to 2.5 tons per acre. 3450 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Anubis

A blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, with a dash of Syrah, Petite Sirah. Formerly from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. (2010 and 2014) As of 2015 This dense Meritage Red is from our Eliphante block in Cornville, AZ. Rich bold Red. Our Meat Eaters go to wine. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Sancha

Tempranillo from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County. Spanish style red. A full bodied red that will benefit from some time in bottle. 4300 ft.

Caduceus Kitsuné

Sangiovese Grosso from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. Classic Brunello style wine. Dark cherry stone fruit & Twizzlers. Screams for a bowl of fresh pasta and cream sauce, dusted with shaved truffles. Bright fruit, soft tannins, and solid acid. 4300 ft.

Velvet Slippers Club Offerings

Generally the VSC selections are single variety wines meant to highlight a specific block, variety, or clone. These are only available to the Velvet Slippers Club members during the first year of release.

Caduceus Nagual de la Paciencia

Nebbiolo from our Eliphante block, Cornville, AZ. Patience: No grape embodies the benefit of this word and virtue quite like Nebbiolo. Ruby Hue, Strawberry & Apricots. Soft but age worthy tannins.

Caduceus Lei Li Nebbiolo Rosé

Formerly from Southern AZ. and now from our Eliphante block in Cornville, AZ. Bright Tropical Fruit Nose, Rhubarb and Kaffir Lime Leaves with solid backbone. Should age well if properly cellared. Both an extremely serious and refreshing summer wine. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Le Cortigiane Oneste

Barbera dominant with a bit of Merlot from the Marzo and Eliphante blocks in Cornville, AZ. Aromatic Bright Fruit with an Old World palate. This wine has been a chefs favorite. 3350-3500 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra

Chupacabra is our Shape Shifter Kitchen sink site Blend from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, Willcox, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. The blend changes slightly from year to year depending on where our Alchemistic inclinations lead us but is usually rooted in Grenache, Mourvédre, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. 4300 ft. elevation

Caduceus Dos Ladrones

Malvasia Bianca, Chardonnay Formerly from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. and now from our Eliphante block in Cornville, AZ. Bone Dry. Seductive jasmine nose. Bright, clean mouth feel with tangerine, apricot and peach flavors framed by a hint of almond. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Nagual Del Sensei

Sagrantino from the Eliphante Block in Cornville. Cropped at 1.5 to 2.5 tons per acre. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Nagual De La Naga

Sangiovese with a dash of Aglianico and/or Sagrantino from our Eliphante block in Cornville, AZ. Cherries on steroids but with restraint and elegance. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Primer Paso

Syrah/Petite Sirah blend with a dash of Malvasia Bianca. Formerly from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. and now 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.

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