Sunday, August 11, 2013

A New Twist

      Had another opportunity to taste at Twisted Roots and what a delight.  And there is a new white on the list so if you haven’t been to visit the tasting room…you gotta go.
     The new white is Albariño, a Spanish grape with distinct mineral components, (Chesbro has the only other varietal available in Carmel Valley.)  Josh, winemaker and co-owner, says creating this Albariño was his “fun” project for the year.  Well, we’d say he had a blast. 
     The 2012 California Albariño is just perfect.  Perfect for summer time, served ice cold and pairs beautifully with any dish.  If you’ve never ventured from a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, now is the time.  You will truly enjoy the tropical nose, grapefruit, melon and apricot flavors of this wine.   We had a wonderful food pairing with shrimp wrapped in prosciutto on a lemon wedge.  Divine.
Deliciously prepared by friend
Debbie for the pairing. 
     Another Kudo for Twisted Roots is their 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon.  It is the winery’s lightest red and presents as fruity, light and drinkable with all foods, or nothing.   The mark of a good wine for us is that it can stand alone and be pleasant or even delicious.  The Twisted Root Cab passes this test with an “A”.
     Last recommendation would be the 1918 Zinfandel.  Old world…they don’t really know what the grape is…how fun is that.  But, the wine itself is pure yummy-ness.  These vines were planted at the end of World War I…older than we are.  Now that puts things in perspective. 
     Twisted Roots is a small production winery and the quality is center stage.  Bravo!

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