Posted February 29, 2008 in ENOversity
Twisted Oak is a small winery in the Sierra Foothills. Everyone knows there are some great, old-vine zins hidden in the hills, but looking for Spanish and Portuguese grape varieties is not the first thing people on their mind. Twisted Oak is a different type of winery. Our Chicago location recently hosted Boy (yeah, that is his name), to review the odd assortment of wines from the winery. Verdelho from the United States is not the go to wine for most people , but Twisted Oak does an excellent job of letting the grape shine. Simple, clean, and refreshing wine a nice line of minerality. The “Spaniard” is their flagship wine. It is a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, and Garnacha.
Trust me when you bring it to a dinner party, no one is going to be disappointed. It shows it’s tempranillo heritage, but it is not your father’s Rioja. Dense and earthy, this is a new world wine. Please listen to Boy as he discusses Twisted Oak and let us know if you have any comments!