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Twisted: it's a word used to describe things that society has deemed strange or unsettling. Or at least that's how it's been, but now the fine folks over at the Twisted Oak Winery are trying to twist its meaning to be synonymous with quality and renown. And if you ask us, they're succeeding.
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eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
inkycatz wrote:Discuss the Woot Plus here!



OK!

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


quality posts: 1616 Private Messages Cesare

Ends on June 7 at 9AM CT

Twisted Oak *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend (Random) 3-Pack
$42.99 (Normally $54.00) 20% off List Price
You will receive a random selection of THREE of the 4 vintages below
2003 *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend
2005 *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend
2006 *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend
2009 *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend
CT links above

Twisted Oak Viognier (Random) 3-Pack
$44.99 (Normally $57.00) 21% off List Price
You will receive a random selection of THREE of the 4 vintages below
2005 Twisted Oak Viognier
2006 Twisted Oak Viognier
2007 Twisted Oak Viognier
2010 Twisted Oak Viognier
CT links above

Twisted Oak Murgatroyd (Random) 3-Pack
$54.99 (Normally $72.00) 24% off List Price
You will receive a random selection of THREE of the 4 vintages below
2004 Twisted Oak Murgatroyd
2005 Twisted Oak Murgatroyd
2006 Twisted Oak Murgatroyd
2008 Twisted Oak Murgatroyd
CT links above

Twisted Oak Tempranillo and Torcido 4-Pack
$74.99 (Normally $102.00) 26% off List Price
2006 Twisted Oak Tempranillo
2009 Twisted Oak Tempranillo
2009 Twisted Oak Torcido
CT links above

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bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

How are the earlier bottles of Viognier holding up?

Also are they drink now, or did you make these to age?

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

PS - What are the odds of getting a 2003 in the *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend Random 3-packs? I would love to try the early vintages listed.....with my luck I'd get three 2009's!

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

Wow three really nice deals up the same day...nice frackin job WD! well have to have one of the *%#&@! What else decisions decisions...

PS hoping for some of the older ones

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North316


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bsevern wrote:PS - What are the odds of getting a 2003 in the *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend Random 3-packs? I would love to try the early vintages listed.....with my luck I'd get three 2009's!



The way it is worded is that you get three of the 4 vintages, which I interpret as being one each of 3 different vintages. Hopefully I am not wrong in that assessment.

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bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
North316 wrote:The way it is worded is that you get three of the 4 vintages, which I interpret as being one each of 3 different vintages. Hopefully I am not wrong in that assessment.



That's the way I read it as well, but definitely no guarantee you'd get the first vintage listed, which is the one I most want to try

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
bsevern wrote:How are the earlier bottles of Viognier holding up?

Also are they drink now, or did you make these to age?



Had some older Viognier and Marsanne at the Vegas bottling - both were quite good. El Jefe makes versatile wines that are good now but also good later.

Now to go in on the Murgatroyd or not...?

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern
klezman wrote:Had some older Viognier and Marsanne at the Vegas bottling - both were quite good. El Jefe makes versatile wines that are good now but also good later.

Now to go in on the Murgatroyd or not...?



Thanks, that's great to know! Most likely will be all gone by the end of the summer anyhow, but I might keep a few bottles for next summer if their good and age worthy. Now I just need to decide where to store all this stuff....always the dilemma...yet somehow I figure out how to finagle a few more bottles into the collection...ahh what a sickness indeed.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman

Hey El Jefe, howcome the pH on the 2009 Torcido and 2008 Murgatroyd are significantly higher than all the rest? How does that affect the ageability?

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
bsevern wrote:PS - What are the odds of getting a 2003 in the *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend Random 3-packs? I would love to try the early vintages listed.....with my luck I'd get three 2009's!



I'm afraid I don't have control over that. You could try to appeal to the Woot Powers... I can tell you that you will get just one 2009 plus 2 of the other 3, so I guess that's your odds!

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

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
bsevern wrote:How are the earlier bottles of Viognier holding up?

Also are they drink now, or did you make these to age?



Rhône whites tend to age pretty well in general. It's probably a little strong to say that we made them to be aged, but rather we didn't make them not to be aged. I would say that the older Viogniers in this deal are in the drink-now zone. I don't really have a sense yet of how much longer they can go - they all have that nice roundness that Viogniers get with age.

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

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
klezman wrote:Hey El Jefe, howcome the pH on the 2009 Torcido and 2008 Murgatroyd are significantly higher than all the rest? How does that affect the ageability?



2008 and 2009 were both very warm ripening seasons so we did get higher pH on some of the varieties. As far as aging goes, one general rule of thumb I've heard is anything under 4 is good, but it's wine ;) I'm expecting them to age well because our wines have shown good aging in general.

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

chemvictim


quality posts: 3 Private Messages chemvictim

Can these ship to NV? I don't see it on the list. But I do see NV on the Twisted Oak site, so hopefully I can keep my wine club membership.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
eljefetwisted wrote:2008 and 2009 were both very warm ripening seasons so we did get higher pH on some of the varieties. As far as aging goes, one general rule of thumb I've heard is anything under 4 is good, but it's wine ;) I'm expecting them to age well because our wines have shown good aging in general.



Cool...and with the higher pH/lower acidity do they still ring with your general house style of nice acid balance and not being overripe? Or was it just too warm and the flavours are all more jammy dark fruit than previously?

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
chemvictim wrote:Can these ship to NV? I don't see it on the list. But I do see NV on the Twisted Oak site, so hopefully I can keep my wine club membership.



Actually NV is showing up on some offers but not others... Here is the complete list for woot sales; I've sent an email to the woot powers asking to fix it.

AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WY

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

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
klezman wrote:Cool...and with the higher pH/lower acidity do they still ring with your general house style of nice acid balance and not being overripe? Or was it just too warm and the flavours are all more jammy dark fruit than previously?



They do head more in the dark fruit direction but not overripe. I'm not a big fan of overripe jamminess either.

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

bhodilee


quality posts: 32 Private Messages bhodilee

Where's the B!tchSlap PS?

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98

Sigh. You always do this to me. Offers either right after I've just bought a case of stuff or right when I have no money in the budget.

I shake my fist at thee!

That reminds me, I need to go see if I got the "wrong" bottles that April called about...

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

redwinefan


quality posts: 74 Private Messages redwinefan

So, Murgatroyd, Viognier, or both?

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

acompdude


quality posts: 2 Private Messages acompdude
redwinefan wrote:So, Murgatroyd, Viognier, or both?



I'm in a similar debate. The *%#&@!, Viognier, or both? Tough decision.

dalematthew


quality posts: 22 Private Messages dalematthew

Completed the trifecta (Zeppelin/Iron Horse/Twisted Oak) for today and got Twisted with the Potty Mouth!

Woot gods - I already have quite a few of the '09s - soooo really crossing my fingers for the 03, 05 and 06! Please!!

acompdude


quality posts: 2 Private Messages acompdude

Debate over. I got both

Woot you got me today... I got the Zeppelin, the *%#&@!, and the Viognier(Only because I want to try more whites). My wallet is not happy.

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
cheron98 wrote:Sigh. You always do this to me. Offers either right after I've just bought a case of stuff or right when I have no money in the budget.

I shake my fist at thee!



Same boat...just as I'm about to place an order to go along with my replacement bottles from the post-crash cooking. Going to be another expensive week. *sigh*

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
bhodilee wrote:Where's the B!tchSlap PS?



Not enough PS to make a vertical woot plus deal. But I'll come up with something, stay tuned...

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

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
cheron98 wrote:Sigh. You always do this to me. Offers either right after I've just bought a case of stuff or right when I have no money in the budget.

I shake my fist at thee!

That reminds me, I need to go see if I got the "wrong" bottles that April called about...



They swore me to secrecy. I value my fingernails.

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

dalematthew


quality posts: 22 Private Messages dalematthew
eljefetwisted wrote:Not enough PS to make a vertical woot plus deal. But I'll come up with something, stay tuned...



Oh - go on .....

tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

When might this ship? I'm out of the country until the june 25th, and while I might be able to catch it and routed it to the fedex office, it would be nicer if I was there to receive it.

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
tiger7610 wrote:When might this ship? I'm out of the country until the june 25th, and while I might be able to catch it and routed it to the fedex office, it would be nicer if I was there to receive it.



Looking at the calendar, Woot will probably be after me to get them the wine next week, and I need to drive out that way anyway on the 14th. That means they'll probably send it the week of the 18th.

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

tiger7610


quality posts: 17 Private Messages tiger7610

Fine you twisted my arm, I'm moving in a month whats another few bottles of wine to carry up the stairs right?

sanity


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eljefetwisted wrote:They swore me to secrecy. I value my fingernails.



Is that why April called us re the Viognier, on a holiday no less,because she values her fingernails, too? (; She probably has prettier nails!

Thanks for the great service re the Viognier; we had opened a bottle just the day before, wondered if we should let you know, then, we get a phone call!

Folks, I have just received almost 2 cases of TO wines in the last 2 weeks, otherwise I'd hop on the deal. It really is a nice spread of wines.

I happen to really enjoy viognier, and these are made in a more traditional style, and they have aged well. The Tempranillo definitely needs a few hours of air, and is quite enjoyable.

eljefetwisted


quality posts: 45 Private Messages eljefetwisted
sanity wrote:Is that why April called us re the Viognier, on a holiday no less,because she values her fingernails, too? (; She probably has prettier nails!

Thanks for the great service re the Viognier; we had opened a bottle just the day before, wondered if we should let you know, then, we get a phone call!

Folks, I have just received almost 2 cases of TO wines in the last 2 weeks, otherwise I'd hop on the deal. It really is a nice spread of wines.

I happen to really enjoy viognier, and these are made in a more traditional style, and they have aged well. The Tempranillo definitely needs a few hours of air, and is quite enjoyable.



Yes, the 2009 is still settling down, but once it opens up there's a lot going on!

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

richardhod


quality posts: 261 Private Messages richardhod
eljefetwisted wrote:They swore me to secrecy. I value my fingernails.



Oh bollocks, missed it, and it's nice and old too! Any more in your cupboard?

klezman


quality posts: 122 Private Messages klezman
richardhod wrote:Oh bollocks, missed it, and it's nice and old too! Any more in your cupboard?



If so, let me know and I can include it in my order to replace cooked bottles from the Vegas trip...split shipping is a good thing. Even better if there's enough to make a whole case!

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Sure wish I had some TO Viognier to sip on this fine weekend!

bsevern


quality posts: 109 Private Messages bsevern

Anyone get their TO from this offer yet?

Mine arrived yesterday. I got two orders each of these:

Twisted Oak *%#&@! Red Rhone Blend (Random) 3-Pack
Twisted Oak Viognier (Random) 3-Pack


The variety in the six bottles of Viognier was well mixed, including a 2005 Twisted Oak Viognier.

The Red Rhone Blend was a little lack luster in the mix. 3 of the 6 bottles were all 2009's, and then one bottle each of the other vints.

I hope this stuff is good!