Great Grenache from Twelftree
You can’t judge a book by its cover, and you can’t judge a wine by its closure – that’s the message from syndicated wine columnist Bill St. John, whose review of top-notch wines that come in bottles with screw caps includes a rave for the 2010 Twelftree Gomersal Grenache.
St. John, whose column is carried in the Chicago Tribune and many other newspapers, had this to say about this small-production Grenache, which Michael Twelftree says comes from a site with “very bony, ironstone-based soil that has a deep red hue”:
You will have a difficult time pulling this wine from your nose because the aromas are just a bit too inviting and seductive; once you do, though, the tongue is in for a treat of juicy, “sweet” grenache from very old vines at the hand of a master winemaker. Screw cap at this price? As they say there, “Good on ya.” $65-$75
Twelftree Wines is an exclusive selection of six wines handmade by Two Hands proprietor Michael Twelftree on a very small scale, using a blend of new and traditional techniques to maintain the purity of the grape variety and showcase regional characteristics.
You can find the full article by Bill St. John online here.