(2012 Vintage) Two Hands Gnarly Dudes is named for the gnarly old vines that stand around all lifetime long looking like they are soldiers ready to be led into battle. Year in and year out they produce a crop of beautiful fruit that is tamed and put into this bottle. A mélange of fruits explode on the nose; bright red berries, spiced plums and chocolate coupled with subtle hints of fresh flowers and cedary oak. The taste is pure and focused with lively black berries, black pepper and bitter chocolate. Lovely bright acids and fine yet tight tannins provide the ideal framework to a palate that is both long and pure. An exceptional value with a 91 point rating from Wine Spectator. As the owners of Two Hand Wines say, Shiraz grapes, mature vines and the Barossa Valley, there is nothing quite like it. Enjoy!
drank with manchengo cheese bread & green olives ( from Italian centre downtown) mixed w/ fennel.
not good. barely drinkable. screw top. full bodied but astringent and out of balance.
Tried at caprice lunch with Irene, sommer, Danae. Red berry, cedar, smooth tannins.
Gabe brought this wine to supper club.
everyone at wine club enjoyed!
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/06/2013
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/12/2014