It’s Not Like You Grilled Someone

A crisp, cold afternoon. You’ve got music on the stereo and you’re warm in front of the grill.

Your backyard smells of sausage and roasted bell peppers. Inside, the Stronghold Mandala Red is breathing. There’s little vibrations in the liquid as it bounces along to that deep base. In just a few short minutes you’ll be at the table, mixing bites with sips that taste ripe red raspberry, dried dark fruits, earthy notes of leather and cola.

That’s the Stronghold Mandala at work, from the same minds that gave birth to the documentary, Blood Into Wine. Much like the film, this wine’s full of interesting and unusual notes. In these bottles you’ll find a beautiful whole made from beautiful parts.

Of course you don’t HAVE to be a fan of the movie to enjoy the Stronghold Mandala. Just knowing how well a glass will pair with savory foods means you’ve got an excuse to fire up the grill out of season.

All we’re able to say is that this is a wine that goes perfectly with barbecued sausage and peppers. After that, just follow your heart.

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Features

2012 Stronghold Mandala Red Blend 750ml 6-Pack

Ripe red raspberry, dried dark fruits, with earthy notes of leather, and cola. The palate is inviting with red plum, boysenberry jam and a satisfying minerality.
 

 

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Specs

Winery Retail Price: $120.00
Average Shipping:  $26.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$5.00)
Total MSRP:   $141.00
 

Vineyard Notes: Fruit is sourced from California, primarily the Paso Robles area.
Varietal Composition:  The primary varietals in this blend include Syrah, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo. There are also small amounts of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Barbera.

Winery Details

Arizona Stronghold

Owners:
Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenan
Founded:
2007
Location:
Cottonwood, AZ
Founded in 2007 by winemakers Eric Glomski (Owner of Page Springs Cellars) and Maynard James Keenan (Owner of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards & Orchards) Arizona Stronghold offers sustainably produced, award winning wine.  The Stronghold Wines brand is their newest creation.  Glomski and Keenan believe that great wine doesn’t have to be expensive; it doesn’t have to be pretentious; and it shouldn’t be hard to find.  It just has to be great and it has to be made by people that care.
 
Profiled in the award winning documentary “Blood Into Wine” and lavished with stunned praise by the likes of Wine Spectator and The Wall Street Journal, Arizona Stronghold is showing the world that a great Arizona wine can also be a great wine by any standard.
 
Nested in the center of historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona Stronghold’s Tasting Room is a perfect destination for wine enthusiasts of all kinds.  Guests can relax while enjoying some of the finest handcrafted wine that Arizona has to offer in a comfortable and inviting lounge atmosphere.  Enjoy Game Night Wednesdays, Live Music Friday’s and educational and exciting winemaker events. Come see why Arizona Stronghold really is “Redefining the Desert with High Elevation Wine.”

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