TOOL Frontman Dedicates Wine To Late Mother

According to The Pulse of Radio, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan has announced the first wine produced solely from grapes grown at his own vineyard, Caduceus Cellars. The Cabernet Sauvignon is called Nagual del Judith, after Keenan's late mother. The singer said in a statement, "I am standing on a metaphorical plateau. The view from here suggests that I/we still have many mountains to negotiate. It has already been a long journey. But the successes and failures have been in balance. Which would suggest that I/we have chosen the correct path. I hold in my hands the evidence to support this statement . . . With tears in my eyes, I present to you the very first 100 percent Arizona Caduceus wine. Nagual del Judith, named after my late mother, Judith Marie."

Previous wines from Caduceus were partially made with fruit imported from California, and some of Keenan's earlier bottles were produced at his partner Eric Glomski's vineyard. Keenan explained the difference: "Caduceus is my label, and under Caduceus I have, in essence, the lab. Caduceus is the winery. I was making my wines at Eric's place, Paige Spring Cellars. So Caduceus Cellars is my winery, Paige Spring Cellars is Eric's winery."

Keenan and TOOL will head out on the road this summer for the first time in a year and a half, with some festival dates already confirmed.

Meanwhile, Keenan and LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington appear in small roles in the new movie "Crank: High Voltage", which opened in theaters nationwide on Friday (April 17).


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