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Maynard James Keenan's Latest Release: Wine

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Maynard Keenan, frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifier, loves the grape – especially the wine it produces. He’s taken his interest a step further by growing, harvesting and making his own wine. He's owner/part owner of a few vineyards in Arizona (Caduceus Cellars/Merkin Vineyards and Arizona Stronghold Vineyard), and this afternoon from 4:30-7:30 pm, he’ll be making an appearance at Whole Foods in Pasadena (465 S. Arroyo Pkway at Bellevue) to sign and showcase the latest releases. (There's another Whole Foods signing in Venice tomorrow afternoon.)

LAist did a quick Q&A with Maynard recently about his wine.

What types of wines are you showcasing at Whole Foods in SoCal?
We're showcasing our first releases from Arizona Stronghold Vineyards (all Arizona fruit): 2007 "Tazi" Sav Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Malvasia Bianca; 2007 "Mangus" Cab Sav, Merlot, Cab Franc; and 2007 "Nachise" Syrah, Grenache, Petit Syrah. We'll also have a 2nd release of the 2006 Merkin Vineyards "Chupacabra," which is a blend of Syrah and Cab Sav from the paso Robles area of California, and the new release from Caduceus, the 2006 "Primer Paso" 94% Paso Robles Syrah, 6% Arizona Malvasia Bianca.