Sangiovese, Cab Sav from Merkin Vineyards, Yavapai County, AZ. This wine is named after my Northern Italian Great Grandfather, John “Spirit” Marzo, a winemaker near the border of France and Italy in Venaus, Valle Di Susa, prior to World War II. This is a man whom I know little about but whose path and passion I have discovered and resumed. This blend is dedicated to SPIRIT and my passionate Italian blood. High elevation red fruits, Arizona dust exhumed by the haunting Cleopatra winds with hidden dark spices. This light bodied 2011 will enjoy age as the tannins linger on the palate.