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This is a big hairy old world Iberian beast of a blend (74% Tempranillo & 26% Garnacha) from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. It's aged in neutral barrique. Rich notes of raspberry, lemon curd, honeysuckle, and tomato with chewy tannins. This Maynard Wine is a great introduction to the Caduceus wines and Arizona wines in general.

For the past 20 years, Maynard James Keenan has worked tirelessly to bring Arizona’s burgeoning wine industry to international attention. In the process, he has launched the award-winning Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards, introducing the world to some of Southwest’s most delicate and refined bottles -- campaigned for the Verde Valley’s certification as an American Viticultural Area (designated in 2021), all while growing a thriving local infrastructure and community across the region.

While the sunny state of Arizona is most often associated with jagged red-rock formations, cacti and tumbleweeds, it has garnered quite a bit of attention of late for its wine. The state is home to three official AVAs. The first two, Sonoita and Willcox, are both near the Mexican border in the south. Meanwhile the Verde Valley, which received its formal designation in November 2021, is in central Arizona’s Yavapai County, about an hours’ drive southwest of Flagstaff, near Sedona.

Relatively small compared to better-known growing regions in the US, the Verde Valley has about 40ha under vine. The free-draining soils are volcanic and sandy loam, with layers of calcium-rich caliche – a defining characteristic of the subsoil here, believed to bring particular minerality to the wines.

Merkin Vineyards 2022 Tarzan

SKU: 781702
Regular price $69.85
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COUNTRY: United States

REGION: Arizona

VARIETAL: Red Blend

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FORMAT: 750 ML

This is a big hairy old world Iberian beast of a blend (74% Tempranillo & 26% Garnacha) from the Buhl Memorial Vineyard, in the Kansas Settlement of Cochise County, AZ. It's aged in neutral barrique. Rich notes of raspberry, lemon curd, honeysuckle, and tomato with chewy tannins. This Maynard Wine is a great introduction to the Caduceus wines and Arizona wines in general.

For the past 20 years, Maynard James Keenan has worked tirelessly to bring Arizona’s burgeoning wine industry to international attention. In the process, he has launched the award-winning Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards, introducing the world to some of Southwest’s most delicate and refined bottles -- campaigned for the Verde Valley’s certification as an American Viticultural Area (designated in 2021), all while growing a thriving local infrastructure and community across the region.

While the sunny state of Arizona is most often associated with jagged red-rock formations, cacti and tumbleweeds, it has garnered quite a bit of attention of late for its wine. The state is home to three official AVAs. The first two, Sonoita and Willcox, are both near the Mexican border in the south. Meanwhile the Verde Valley, which received its formal designation in November 2021, is in central Arizona’s Yavapai County, about an hours’ drive southwest of Flagstaff, near Sedona.

Relatively small compared to better-known growing regions in the US, the Verde Valley has about 40ha under vine. The free-draining soils are volcanic and sandy loam, with layers of calcium-rich caliche – a defining characteristic of the subsoil here, believed to bring particular minerality to the wines.