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Merkin Vineyards Shinola Rosado

Our ITALIAN Rosé from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. And in some previous years, Luna Rosa Vineyards in New Mexico (2013-2014) Currently these are made from Italian clones, including but not limited to Sangiovese, Montepulciano, or Dolcetto. Recognize the difference. 4300 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Shinola Bianca

Our ITALIAN White from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ and in some previous years, Luna Rosa Vineyards in New Mexico (2012-2014) Currently Rosé is made from Malvasia Bianca with the occasional dash of Vermentino or Muscato. 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 in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. And in previous years, Luna Rosa Vineyards in New Mexico. (2012-2013) Usually rooted in French/Alsatian varietals. 4300 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra Blanca

Chupacabra Blanca is our white Shape Shifter Kitchen sink Blend from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. And in past years, Luna Rosa Vineyard in New Mexico (2011-2013). Usually rooted in French/Alsatian varietals. 4300ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Jane Pink

Jane Pink is a 100% Monestrell/Mourvedre Rosé from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. Named after what one famous comedian said to another famous comedian on a really famous live comedic Television show none of which we can legally mention by name on our label art. The quote, to help you puzzle it all out. Good luck. “Jane, you ignorant slut.” 4300 ft. elevation

Merkin Vineyards The Diddler

Albarino, Malvasia, Viognier blend from either the Buhl Memorial Vineyard 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 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 in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ and in previous years, Luna Rosa Vineyards in New Mexico (2012-2014) Currently this bright acid driven Red is made from Italian clones, including but not limited to Sangiovese, Refosco, Aglianico, Montepulciano, Dolcetto, Barbera. Recognize the difference. 4300 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Helio Dolce (White & Red)

Our 1st and only fortified wines using fruit from the Agostina/Helio block 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/Helio block in Cornville. Mourvedre, Albarino, Malvasia, Agostinga/Lulienga, and Cab grow on this block. 1st bottling of Mourvedre was 2013. 1st bottling of the White was 2015. Cropped at 1.5 to 2.5 tons per acre. 3300 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Nagual de Judith

Depending on the year and yield, either Blends or Individual offerings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Aglianico, Nebbiolo, or 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 1.25 to 2.25 tons per acre. 4900 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Nagual del Marzo

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon field 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 1.5 to 2.5 tons per acre. 3450 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Anubis

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah blend. Formerly from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. (2010 and 2014) And Luna Rosa Vineyards in New Mexico. (2011-2013) 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, Kansas Settlement, 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, Kansas Settlement, 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 or clone. These are only available to the velvet Slippers Club members upon the first year of release. 

Caduceus Nagual de la Paciencia

Eventually these grapes will be sourced 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. Great refreshing summer wine. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Le Cortigiane Oneste

Barbera, Merlot blend from the Marzo and Elephante blocks in Cornville, AZ. And in previous vintages, Luna Rosa Vineyards in New Mexico (2011-2013) and Cochise County (2010) Aromatic Bright Fruit with an Old World palate. This wine has been a chefs favorite. Definitely enjoy this with a pasta dish. It screams for it. 3350-3500 ft. elevation.

Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra

Chupacabra is our Shape Shifter Kitchen sink Blend from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. And in previous years. Luna Rosa Vineyard in New Mexico. (2012-2013) The blend changes from year to year depending on where our Alchemistic inclinations lead us but is usually rooted in French/Alsatian varietals. 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. Dry as a bone. 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

The last vintage of this wine was in 2005. It was a Cabernet Sauvignon from Pope Valley. Once we establish a Northern Arizona grape that most closely matches the overall palate of this wine, we will reintroduce The Sensei. Most likely Aglianico from the Elephant Block in Cornville. Cropped at 1.5 to 2.5 tons per acre. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Nagual De La Naga

Not so Classic Super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon. Formerly from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. and now from our Eliphante block in Cornville, AZ. Cherries on steroids but with restraint and elegance. 3350 ft. elevation.

Caduceus Primer Paso

 Malvasia Bianca, Syrah blend formerly from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. and now from our Eliphante block in Cornville, AZ. Cote’ Rotie-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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