2015 The Third Twin Graciano The Third Twin Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Shay.Aldriedge Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 4, 2021 - One of my bottles for the WNH NYC event.

    Normally I would have held my lone bottle longer, but I wanted to open something fun and enjoy with other wine enthusiasts.

    I had a splash of the 2016 graciano a few weeks ago so I had an idea of what to expect. This sat in a decanter for a few hours before it was touched. Almost black as night in the glass with a purple core. Having splashes of Mourvèdre (savory) and petite sirah (spicy and rich) seem noticeable. This differs from SQN wines in that this isn’t as opulent and silky, but more spice driven. Big aromatics of charcoal grilled red, blue and black fruits with mocha, cherry jerky and extreme dark chocolate (didn’t pick up much use of stems). Bull-in-a-China shop type profile on the palate with rich dark fruits, peppercorn crusted rhubarb, lots of spice (more like Asian style spices) and big tannic finish. At the end of the night, I was able to cork about a quarter of the bottle, which I revisited 24hrs later…more red fruit appeared alongside a softer profile.

    Obviously this needs time, but definitely another Manfred masterpiece in style. This bottle was enjoyed by many other SQN style wines (Andremily EABA, 2017 Fingers Crossed Grenache, 2004 SQN Poker Face, 2009 SQN Thrill of Stamp Collecting, 2007 and 2013 NOK), and I’d say this Graciano is more singular in style, whereas the NOK, Fingers Crossed and Andremily wines are very SQN-esque.

  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: 98 points

    September 3, 2019 - Initially tasted from decanting via Coravin pour. This was opened and given an hour, had with modestly spiced Indian food. Moderately intense flavors, excellent balance, great finish. Will keep getting this, nice addition to their lineup.

  • andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 26, 2019 - Kiawah Trip 2019; 8/24/2019-9/4/2019 (Kiawah Island): Fruit forward. Earthy, touch of modern leather and tobacco. Higher acid. Bright raspberry. Low tannic grip. Great promise. Aromatically incredible.

  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 26, 2019 - Amazing nose of spicey red fruits, oranges, cranberries, nice tartness and long finish.

  • shadow wrote: 100 points

    May 12, 2019 - Tannins, dusty spice girl needs a shower.
    More leather than the 14, same captivating familiarities but unlike any wine I’ve ever had.
    This girl was my WOTN, kept returning and each visit another layer was revealed.

    3 people found this helpful Comment

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer The Third Twin
  • Varietal Graciano
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard The Third Twin Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 212 (75%)
  • Consumed 72 (25%)

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