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2016 The Third Twin NUESTRA SENORA DEL TERCER GEMELO The Third Twin Vineyard

Mourvèdre Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 98 points

    July 7, 2021 - 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape 99/100 point wine taste-off (and a couple of pirate Rhone wines): A couple of domestic pirates made their ways into the mix, specifically two Krankl creations (outside of the Chimere) – the Third Twin Nuestra Senora and the SQN Dirt Vernacular Grenache.

    As I’ve stated before, the Nuestra Senora is a fantastic wine that takes some babying to get fully into its captivating beauty. At first pull, it’s a phat gushing of tempestuous and overwhelming fruit. Left alone in the glass for a while, it starts to become more finessed. Considering many of the 2016 CdPs were more than flirting with various aspects of modernity, the SQN/Third Twin wines were not out of place here. Hold the Nuestra for a number of years to best integrate and tame its wild child. It’s a thrilling wine to be sure.

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  • Mark1npt commented:

    7/7/21, 9:10 PM - Yeah, yeah, yeah, another sucky Sounds so good, how do you hold it?

  • csimm1161 commented:

    7/9/21, 8:22 AM - SQN/TTT/Kyn wines are hard to resist young, but I find they really don’t optimize until after 8-10+ years from vintage (broadly speaking of course).

  • Mark1npt commented:

    7/9/21, 8:35 AM - I agree, I have loved them best at 9-14 years of age.

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