2014 Ol' Chumbucket
Named after Ol' Chumbucket, who with his zany sidekick Cap'n Slappy, are the founders of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. (And if ye know not what that is, be gettin' yer landlubberin' behind over thar to check it out!)
A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Carignane, and Mourvedre. If ye be wantin' ta know the percentages, you'd be barkin' up the wrong poop deck!
From the back lable:
Avast! Dead men tell no tales, and the scurvy dogs who concocted this blend ain’t talking either. It may be the finest grog that ever graced the Spanish Main, or bilge water not even fit for swabbin’ the poop deck. Ask me parrot if ye wants to know. (Arrrr! This be the last time Cap’n Slappy be writin’ the tasting notes.)
For the 2012 vintage, Twisted Few member Elizabeth J. noted: "Tonight we drank the Ol Chum Bucket 2012. When we first tasted it, it was all elbows and knees, like a gangly 13 year old. Oh my dear what it became. Tobacco, a huge cherry and your signature spice, this is a big wine. Yet it has that note of violet from the Tempranillo. This is a beautifully structured wine that I paired with a spinach lasagna and simple romain salad. Oh Magoo, you’ve done it again!"