eljefetwisted


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Winedavid39 wrote:A big thanks to eljefetwisted this week. Fantastic participation. in many ways the best we've seen. Thanks for raising the bar amigo-

(and not a single gaff all week)



hey - thanks to everyone for the great time! This is a great forum, I may just have to hang out here more often...;) Or even do another woot!

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
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jwhite6114


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eljefetwisted wrote:hey - thanks to everyone for the great time! This is a great forum, I may just have to hang out here more often...;) Or even do another woot!



You sure know how to make friends around here!

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Blackneto


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got mine today.

the Grenache, meh. I had to drink both bottles so they wouldn't be around to haunt me later.
no body. minimal taste.
But I didn't expect anything else from that grape.

as for the other's Time will tell.
I probably won't get to them before the weekend.

tmp858


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I just received my shipment today. No leaks. NO LEAKS! MY GOD, NOT A SINGLE LEAK! The bottles look to be in perfect condition! I'm very excited about this. The previous two shipments I received resulted in 4 out of 5 bottles leaking.

Now...which TO do I drink first?

shimey013


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Got mine today, no leaks, cant wait to drink them...anyway..the button was a very nice touch, i wanna just wear that around because its funny

*%#&@!
Yeah!

thats a great button

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Blackneto


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shimey013 wrote:Got mine today, no leaks, cant wait to drink them...anyway..the button was a very nice touch, i wanna just wear that around because its funny

*%#&@!
Yeah!

thats a great button



I'm saving it till last.
I burned thorugh the grenache and the other.
While top notch, they still aren't heavy enough for my tastes.

I must note that it's all good juice. I just have my prefs.

davidsolis


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Will this Twisted Oak- Three Oack ever be on WineWoot again? I missed the last one and this is good stuff. Thanks

tarheel17


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I really enjoyed the tempranillo - great stuff.

I have been less enthused with the grenache. It's just not a fruity as I want or expect.

I labratted the expletive wine, and I think it is an excellent food wine. Super happy to have 2 more bottles available to consume whenever the meal calls for it.

ALl in all, I'm very happy with this woot! I think Twisted Oak is doing some really great and novel stuff there in CA and I'm happy to support it.
Thanks again, el jefe and crew.

Twisted Oak Tempranillo, Roessler Blue Jay, K Vintners, Corison Kronos (x3), Twisted Oak (x2), Substance, Corison, PoiZin, Lange (x2), Three Rivers

eljefetwisted


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davidsolis wrote:Will this Twisted Oak- Three Oack ever be on WineWoot again? I missed the last one and this is good stuff. Thanks



All three wines are still for sale. There are ways to get a similar deal to the woot deal - mostly involving buying in quantity (group buy!) and sucking up to the owner!

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
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http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

eljefetwisted


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tarheel17 wrote:I really enjoyed the tempranillo - great stuff.

I have been less enthused with the grenache. It's just not a fruity as I want or expect.

I labratted the expletive wine, and I think it is an excellent food wine. Super happy to have 2 more bottles available to consume whenever the meal calls for it.

ALl in all, I'm very happy with this woot! I think Twisted Oak is doing some really great and novel stuff there in CA and I'm happy to support it.
Thanks again, el jefe and crew.



hi Tarheel - I've found that the Grenache does benefit from some air time, er, decanting. After some time it gets into kind of earthier groove which pushes more towards the dark berry end of things (as opposed to the light strawberry you get after opening.) Well, I do, anyway!

Thanks very much for the kind words! - j

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
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http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

eljefetwisted


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I've heard there is some confusion regarding the 2006 Torcido, which is billed on our web site as a "Twisted Few exclusive". Technically the Torcido is an exclusive, but our web software doesn't implement club exclusives the way we would like so that anyone can actually order it, and we will honor the order even if you aren't Twisted Few.

Of course, the benefits of being a Twisted Few member are so obvious that I can't imagine why you wouldn't just take the plunge? ;)

Jeff Stai, Owner, Twisted Oak Winery
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http://www.facebook.com/twistedoak

fairnymph


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My notes on the *%#&@! :

Slightly murky dark burgundy colour. Nose is dark, intense, a little bitter. Dark fruits, spice, earth, leather.

Surprisingly fruity! Intense black cherry, and some berries too - strawberry, blackberry. Jammy, almost, but very bright and bold. Quite hot, but bearably so. Medium bodied with decent tannins and good acidity lends a pleasant tartness. A bit heavy on the oak (this wine's greatest flaw), though it balances the fruit & provides some structure. Finish lingers nicely with lots of spice (clove, black pepper, allspice), leather and dirt.

85/100

My notes on the Tempranillo:

Visually: Deep, dark almost black and opaque purple-plum colour. No legs.

Sniffed: Very dry, rather tannic and acidic too - reminds me a bit of a Chianti. Hot.

Tasted: Surprisingly bright, fruity, almost juicy. Ripe cherry - not black, more like a medley of lighter and Bing. This is not dried or overripe fruit, but perfectly lush. All the fruit and some spice and leather hit at first, followed by a drier, more acidic finish that lingers a bit hotly and spicily. The initial flavour and finish are like two distinct layers; each relatively simple, but in sequence they make this a very interesting and enjoyable wine. I'm not sure I would but it again at this price point, though - it didn't really blow me away.

86/100

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philmck


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Popped a bottle of the $#%@^ last night. Its drinking well right now. Drink 'em if you've gottem.