2009 Twisted Oak Murgatroyd

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84 Points

Friday, April 5, 2013 - Blackberry nose, almost creamy on the nose if that's possible. A little hot to start, but mellows nicely after just 30 minutes.

Mourvedre clearly dominates in this one, giving up the sweetness a bit too easily, but also carries some of the spicebox and bite that I love in their Spaniard. Earthy, dry-ish, meaty, sultry.

For lack of a better word, and considering the irreverence of the winemakers, I'd call this one the slutty sophisticate of the Twisted Oak lineup. An interesting twist from twisted winemakers.

I'd like to try again in another year. Drinks fine now, but seems to have many better years ahead of it as well.

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