2009 Torcido
2009 Torcido
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93 points and #50 on the Top 100 Wines of 2012 - Wine Enthusiast!

"What a wine. It tries to intimidate. At first, by its bottle size and alcohol level, but in the glass this 100% Garnacha is like a purring kitten—well a purring 20-pound Maine Coon cat, joyous in its pretty red fruit, and its earthy, meaty, vanilla and cinnamon toast range of goodness. All lush, Twisted Oak’s Torcido is, like a retro soap opera, brave and beautiful." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Torcido (Tor-SEE-doh), [SP] adj., 1. Twisted,
2. Just like this gnarly Spanish clone Grenache...

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
You remember when you were a little kid, and there was this little store round the corner that had a nice man behind the counter who would sell you a big bag of the best candy for a nickel? We don’t either, no one is that old! But if we were that old, this wine might just remind us a little of those days, with aromas of cherries, vanilla creme and allspice; and flavors of zingy cherry and blackberries - maybe even that funny cinnamon candy you used to think was yucky - finishing with impressions of 10W30 oil. Whoops, I guess we wandered into the hardware department, but I think you get the idea...
Vineyard Notes
100% Grenache from the Colina Roja block, Twisted Oak - baby!
Food Pairing Notes
Tapas! spicy sausages and salamis - ham - game - pot roast - linguica sweet fruit sauces - even lamb and goat!
Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Garnacha
Appellation
Calaveras County
Barrel Aging
30 months in
60% new oak
40% neutral oak
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Enthusiast
93
Product Reviews
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Denise Senft
(Oct 31, 2011 at 12:25 PM)
A great solid wine. I taste dark berries and a hint of vanilla. I served my bottle alongside my homemade spaghetti, crusty bread, and a big green salad.

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Bogey
(Dec 29, 2011 at 12:58 PM)
One of your best, and their all pretty good! Just enough woody finish to balance it out,

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BigDog
(Mar 27, 2012 at 1:26 PM)
Yummy - even better after a few hours to open. The Grenache is velvety smooth, yet rich - almost jammy. Great with hearty foods, steaks, meats, and red sauce pastas.

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TNagle
(Jun 11, 2012 at 10:36 AM)
Had the fortunate opportunity of tasting this wine at the TAPAS event in SF this past weekend. Wow, what wine! Stand out of the show for me. Nothing else in the room like it. One of the most unique wines that I've enjoyed in a very long time. Found myself saying, "What the hell is in this glass?" All in a very good way. Intriguing to say the least. Exceptional flavor profile. Deeply regretting not purchasing a bottle at the show.