Not too long ago, as a Twisted Few member, I received an email advertising a 50% sale on Twisted Oak’s 2005 Grenache. Being that I love wine, Twisted Oak, and Grenache, it seemed a no-brainer. A case arrived on my doorstep a week or so later, adding to the bazillion bottles of wine already in my basement, but at only $12.50 a bottle, making a most excellent mid-week bottle. I picked the 2005 Twisted Oak Grenache to pair with my mom’s homemade sauce and meatballs which she brought with her when my folks visited last week. Since dad received some Twisted Oak for Christmas this year, I thought it would be good if he could taste some of mine to compare! The Grenache cost me $12.50 on sale, had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 14.4% alcohol by volume.
On the nose I found chocolate dessert, drizzled with raspberry sauce, and followed by a savory herb component. Really, I got chocolate, raspberry, strawberry, herbs, red currants, flowers, and just really bright red fruit all around. In the mouth I found flavors of red berries, raspberries, red cherries, milk chocolate, really bright red fruit, and just a lovely taste of a silky milk chocolate bar. Yes, I realize I said milk chocolate twice, but that flavor kept coming, both up front, and on the finish.
My final note on this wine? I’m so happy I have a case (minus one) left to drink!