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Page Spring Cellars 87001061 Merkin Chupacabra Cabernet Syr 2006

Member Review by Katrin:

The 2006 Merkin Vineyard Chupacabra is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The color reflects these grapes; it is deep red with a hint of violet at the rim. Though it is a bit restrained in the nose, the wine comes alive in the mouth. It is peppery and spicy, with tobacco and ripe black cherry that borders on cough syrup. Despite persistent tannins and strong acidity, the overwhelming sensation is the alcohol. This wine is hot. The finish is long with lingering currants. The first time I tried this wine was with friends, guessing at the varietals that dominate the wine. I really liked it and it left a lasting impression of a wine that was big and tannic and juicy and pleasurable. The second bottle from the 2006 vintage, which I opened to write these tasting notes, left me rethinking those impressions. I want to love this wine. But I don’t. I do like it and I feel truly hopeful that Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenan’s winemaking skills will continue to evolve. That said, I look forward to discovering the 2007 vintage of Chupacabra. See more at winedinewith.us

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Caduceus Cellars:
  Caduceus Cellars is a winery in Jerome, Arizona owned by rock musician Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) and partner Eric Glomski. The two have taken up the Arizona wine mantle to promote and encourage production. The goal is to develop an Arizona wine fanbase, which in turn could foster enough of a state industry to provide jobs and encourage the proliferation ... Read more
  Caduceus Cellars is a winery in Jerome, Arizona owned by rock musician Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) and partner Eric Glomski. The two have taken up the Arizona wine mantle to promote and encourage production. The goal is to develop an Arizona wine fanbase, which in turn could foster enough of a state industry to provide jobs and encourage the proliferation of local and sustainable wine-making.   The label’s vineyard is called Merkin, yep, named after the Medieval pubic wig.  Read less

Member Reviews for Page Spring Cellars 87001061 Merkin Chupacabra Cabernet Syr

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Snooth User: Katrin
178987132
2.50 5
12/28/2009

The 2006 Merkin Vineyard Chupacabra is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The color reflects these grapes; it is deep red with a hint of violet at the rim. Though it is a bit restrained in the nose, the wine comes alive in the mouth. It is peppery and spicy, with tobacco and ripe black cherry that borders on cough syrup. Despite persistent tannins and strong acidity, the overwhelming sensation is the alcohol. This wine is hot. The finish is long with lingering currants. The first time I tried this wine was with friends, guessing at the varietals that dominate the wine. I really liked it and it left a lasting impression of a wine that was big and tannic and juicy and pleasurable. The second bottle from the 2006 vintage, which I opened to write these tasting notes, left me rethinking those impressions. I want to love this wine. But I don’t. I do like it and I feel truly hopeful that Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenan’s winemaking skills will continue to evolve. That said, I look forward to discovering the 2007 vintage of Chupacabra. See more at winedinewith.us


Snooth User: Kris Hughes
1019006106
5.00 5
05/01/2012

Very tasty and very delightful on the tongue!


Snooth User: Sheliah
49700057
4.00 5
10/08/2010

I waited along time before I finally got to try this wine. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Being a big Maynard fan, I expected the wine to be like his music... bold. And I was not dissapointed. Way to go!


Snooth User: netofbeing
83118648
3.00 5
04/30/2011

I've purchased two different bottles of the Chupacabra so far and as others have stated, this is truly a wine that is different with each bottle. A shapeshifter, if you will. Best served with a meal after decanting. Not bad for the price, but I can think of other wines I might choose that are in the same price range.


Snooth User: brittahawkins
76417743
3.50 5
02/18/2011

I liked the AZ Stronghold much better. This was pretty good... I dont know a lot about wine tasting, as I am just a beginner... I know that it was made with love and quality grapes were used. I want to say it was spicy.... :p


Snooth User: MerkinGuitar79
99440735
4.50 5
04/08/2012

Delicious, let it breathe and open up. Delights are in store for those who are open to this shape shifter. Could certainly lay it down for 5-10 years. Salud!!!!


Snooth User: brianjbradley
54540217
0.00 5
08/01/2010

I am very interested in try any wines from Caduceus Cellars but can't seem to find how to get some into Canada. I am more than happy to pay for shipping.... if anyone is so willing, please email me: brianjbradley@gmail.com


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12/13/2011

Bold and mysterious, the wine shows both a light and a dark side. From black fruit, tobacco and forest aromas to flavors of kiwi, grapefruit and nettle on the lighter end, this smoky and complex red is enticing from first sip. - Winery ** Only 16 in Stock **



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