Maynard James Keenan is, for all intents and purposes, a Rock Star. The co-founder of rock music acts TOOL, a perfect circle, and Puscifer now enters into a new realm where he is an unknown … winemaker. Keenan has shown remarkable passion and commitment with regards to not just putting Arizona vines on the map but truly discovering and utilizing all the potential for growth in this relatively untapped appellation.
Stronghold Mandala White Wine is blend of 87% Viognier, 8% Grenache Blanc and 5% Orange Muscat - a tip of the hat to Rhone winemaking tradition. Tasting Notes - An aromatic, rich and generous wine, with ripe, peach, nectarine, apricot and tangerine flavors that are woven together on a full, lush body with mineral details and juicy acidity. Impressively long finish. Pair this wine with Oysters on the half shell, Creamy cheeses with dried fruits.
Maynard explains Mandala Best - A physical metaphor for impermanence, is composed of tiny grains of varying color and shade gathered from far and wide. Our global terrain offers an infinite palate. Drawing from this palate and upon their Intuition, Focus, Patience and Dexterity, the Artists construct and present a single moment, never to be repeated. This wine is constructed with these principles in mind. With Time, Weather and Varietals influenced by contrasting terroir as our palate, we offer you this deliberate combination of places, never to be duplicated and to be enjoyed in this moment.