2007 The Spaniard
Chairman's Award, Riverside International Wine Competition!
Double Gold, San Francisco International Wine Competition!
Gold Medal, Calaveras Wine Competition!
Gold Medal, Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition!
"Flying Squirrel Heart! 102.02 points!" - Hardy on Dirty South Wine (see the video review here!)
"93 points! One of the more interesting Spanish varietal blends in California for the last several vintages. The 07 is mainly Tempranillo, with Graciano and Garnacha. It's a very dry wine, soft and velvety in tannins, with a bite of acidity that makes it somewhat sharp. The flavors are mainly of cherries, with complex notes of green olives, cocoa, anise liqueur and sandalwood, and even a citrusy touch of tangerine zest. A satisfying alternative to Merlot or Syrah that grows more fascinating with each release. Definitely a wine to follow." - Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast
Made at Twisted Oak by Winemakers Of Unusual Size; this swash-buckling Calaveras blend is so big you'll need six fingers to hold the glass. It's inconceivable that one could resist the aromas of black currants and clove spices, the flavors of blueberries and plums and tannins as big as Fezzik himself. This wine will certainly leave you mostly dead. Share it with your special buttercup, a gentle giant, or the entire Kingdom… as you wish.
73% of customers that bought this wine also know that 64% of all statistics are completely made up, so they also bought the 2008 River of Skulls just because it seemed like a good idea at the time.
20% Tempranillo, Sheep Shack Vineyard
44% Tempranillo, Spaniard block
20% Graciano, Willow block
16% Garnacha, Oruga and Colina Roja blocks
Ten minutes later, the six fingered quest returned and demanded a glass. I refused. While I was not looking, he grabbed the bottle. Without a word, the six-fingered man drank through the bottle. I loved my bottle, so naturally I challenged its drinker to a duel. I fail. Six-fingered man leave me alive. But he give me this. (points to recycled bottle)
When I was a-sober enough, I dedicated my life to the study of drinking, so the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, "Hello. My name is Bacon Ator. You drank my bottle. Prepare to die."