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Caduceus Cellars Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra 2006

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From their website: "This years Shape Shifter experienced quite a wind fall due to my decisions regarding the 06 Sensei. Lucious stuff."

Posted by drxeno on November 8th, 2007 at 6:14pm | report comment

I would like to be put on the list of those fortunate enough to experience "Judith's Cabernet Sauvignon". I was very touched by MJK's message on Toolband's website and would like very much to purchase a bottle or two to share with interesting People and great food. Thank's, AW

Posted by Allen Wade on June 25th, 2008 at 7:03am | report comment

out of all the mythical, blood sucking creatures out there, the Chupacabra is almost certainly the sneakiest

Posted by coffee on December 26th, 2008 at 3:56am | report comment

Love the maker, hate the wine. Mediocre taste and over priced. Sorry MJK

Posted by Brandon S. Castro on May 10th, 2009 at 9:30pm | report comment

I found this wine very fascinating and addictive! Each tasting is a quest to discern its nuances. I wonder if this wine tastes different to each person? Everyone I've shared it with likes it.

Posted by xicablue on May 24th, 2009 at 3:27pm | report comment

I found this wine very fascinating and addictive! Each tasting is a quest to discern its nuances. I wonder if this wine tastes different to each person? Everyone I've shared it with likes it.

Posted by xicablue on May 24th, 2009 at 3:29pm | report comment

I found this wine very fascinating and addictive! Each tasting is a quest to discern its nuances. I wonder if this wine tastes different to each person? Everyone I've shared it with likes it.

Posted by xicablue on May 24th, 2009 at 3:30pm | report comment

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 donít. I do like it and I feel truly hopeful that Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenanís winemaking skills will continue to evolve. That said, I look forward to discovering the 2007 vintage of Chupacabra.

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Posted by Katrin on December 28th, 2009 at 6:27pm | report comment

How on earth do i buy a bottle of this wine? I live in the UK and i am desperate to try it

Posted by Beckie on May 23rd, 2010 at 9:30am | report comment

How on earth do i buy a bottle of this wine? I live in the UK and i am desperate to try it

Posted by Beckie on May 23rd, 2010 at 9:50am | report comment

I live in Finland and have many friends interested in trying this wine. I am selfish and simply want one or two bottles to try for myself. How would I go about acquiring a bottle? The suspense is killing me. Please respond soon.

Posted by Adam on November 3rd, 2011 at 10:28am | report comment

Hello Beckie, I don't think that you can get this wine in Finland, unless you order it from their website, somehow:
https://vino.caduceus.org/

Posted by drxeno on December 2nd, 2011 at 1:55pm | report comment

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