Original
10 Ratings
Twisted Oak The Spaniard

Wine Details

Vineyard

Twisted Oak

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Wine Description

We have quite a hodgepodge of tasting notes for The Spaniard, so rather than wrap a narrative of questionable cleverness around them, we're just going to throw them right at you: "Cherry Sweet Tart" "Leather berry berry" "Oakberry pepper" "Great gams" (gams?) "Fruitalicious" "Way better than beer" "A great [Italian] red" (that was one confused taster, and we won't repeat the inappropriate ethnic characterization that rhymes with Winnebago.) Our favorite: "It's turtles all the way down!" OK, so that last one is maybe too hip for the room (you can read about it on Wikipedia) - we're pretty sure he was referring to the long finish!

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Enthusiast
    This wine has been interesting since it first came out, and with the commanding 2006, it takes its place as one of the best Tempranillo-based wines in California. It's bone dry, and while it's a little soft in acidity, the tannins are so refined that the wine retains structure. Flavor-wise, it's all cherries, cedar and rich, earthy mulch notes." - Steve Heimoff