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2004 Twisted Oak Winery US Red Blend "The Spainard"

Winery: Twisted Oak Winery

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Spainard"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 65 Tempranillo, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 4% Petite Verdot

Region: Calaveras County

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: May 20, 2007

Wine Review: This red wine opens up with a very pleasant mild earthy bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is packed with flavor, has good acidity, and is quite tasty. The finish is pretty long and dry. This wine is calling out for some Memphis styled barbecue ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: We have quite a hodgepodge of tasting notes for The Spaniard, so rather than wrap a narrative of questionable cleverness around them, we're just going to throw them right at you: "Cherry Sweet Tart" "Leather berry berry" "Oakberry pepper" "Great gams" (gams?) "Fruitalicious" "Way better than beer" "A great [Italian] red" (that was one confused taster, and we won't repeat the inappropriate ethnic characterization that rhymes with Winnebago.) Our favorite: "It's turtles all the way down!" OK, so that last one is maybe too hip for the room (you can read about it on Wikipedia) - we're pretty sure he was referring to the long finish.

Organic status: not organic

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