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Features

2009 River of Skulls 750ml

With a name like River of Skulls, you know it has to be good... An ankle bone of cherry aromas is connected to the shin bone of blackberries, which connects to the knee bone of spice and perfume. The knee bone is connected to the leg bone of cherry, blackberry, and black pepper flavors, which connects to the hip bone, back bone and neck bone of a nice long vanilla finish. Oh Dem Skulls.  Pairs well with Dead People.  Just kidding... how about lamb, pork, and risotto?

2010 *%#&@! 750ml

The meaty and peppery characters and hints of Provençal herbs and spices might have you thinking this Cote du Rhône-style blend of Mourvedre, Syrah, and Grenache just fell out of a “California Cheese” commercial. Well, the name is the only cheesy thing about it. Those bright fruit flavors of blueberry and cherry sure ain’t no bull. (Note: No animals were harmed in the writing of these tasting notes.)  Pairs and Rhymes with Duck. Also barbecued baby back ribs, Szechuan foods, and yer momma’s meatloaf.

  • 91 points - Wine Enthusiast magazine (2009 vintage)

2009 "Cockamamie" Syrah 750ml

This Syrah is Big, Bold and Deep Purple in color. You’ll detect pronounced aromas of ripe olive and blackberry, along with perhaps a little Smoke on the Water. You’ll taste Lazy flavors of plums, blueberry and leather. This is a wine that might make you feel like a Highway Star, but it might be better to stay at home and enjoy it with your Woman From Tokyo. Pairs with smoked turkey or, roasted pork loin with tapenade, lamb stew, or even better... how about a hamburger with grilled onions, mushrooms, and feta.

  • Silver Medal, Riverside International Wine Competition

Specs

2009 River of Skulls 750ml

  • Vintage 2009
  • Varietal Mourvedre / Monastrell
  • Appellation Calaveras County
  • Vineyard Designation Dalton Vineyard
  • Barrel Aging 35% New French oak, 10% New American oak, 55% Neutral oak
  • Alcohol % 14.8

2010 *%#&@! 750ml

  • Vintage 2010
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • - 63% Mourvedre - from Tanner Vineyards
    - 25% Syrah - from Tanner Vineyards
    - 12% Grenache - from Twisted Oak, Colina Roja Block
  • Appellation Calaveras County
  • Alcohol % 14.2

2009 "Cockamamie" Syrah 750ml

  • Vintage 2009
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Appellation Calaveras County
  • Alcohol 14.8%

 

Winery Details

Twisted Oak Winery

Founded:
2004
Owners:
Jeff and Mary Stai
Location:
Murphys, CA
We’re often asked what the background of Twisted Oak is, to which we invariably reply, “The Sierra Nevada, of course!” If we are pressed further, we are forced to admit that Twisted Oak Winery is the culmination of a delusion, er, vision by Jeff and Mary Stai. The vision was of a terroir based winery making superior, hand crafted, yummy wines, and then having more Twisted fun than anyone in the industry selling them.
 
Jeff and Mary found 120 acres just outside Murphys in the Sierra Foothills at nearly 2000 feet elevation. It is there that they planted 10 acres of vineyards in Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, and Garnacha to take advantage of the continental Mediterranean soil types and climate. It is on top of this property, with an amazing view of the Sierras, where the state-of-the-art, no-pumpover, four-level gravity flow winery was built. When completed in 2004 it included open tank, stainless steel fermenters along with our own 300-foot barrel cave. This is all under the watchful eye of a 350 year old California Blue Oak tree that not only is our namesake, but also adorns every Twisted Oak bottle.
 
Jeff and Mary work closely with winemaker Scott Klann in crafting the Twisted Oak wines. Scott has been in the wine making business over 15 years. Scott’s knowledge of what works best is unmatched in the area (it doesn’t hurt that he was raised in Murphys.) Scott’s experience and personal relationships with the growers in Calaveras County allows Twisted Oak Winery to purchase the best fruit from these outstanding vineyards to complement our estate grape programs. Whatever the formula Jeff, Mary and Scott, have devised for Twisted Oak, it has been validated by the hundreds of consumers that buy us out of wine each and every year. Twisted Oak Winery has also received accolades by publications and competitions which have graced us with many scores of 90 or above. We think the Wine Enthusiast put it best “The gang at Twisted Oak Winery are taking winemaking in this area to the next level…” Cheers! And always, keep it Twisted! Twisted Oak Winery!

 

 

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