Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Twisted Tree at Timbre

Having finished the garden and a bottle of wine and having let Daveyboi and the others carry on downtown, it was time to start thinking dinner. It was no time to start cooking, so we just went over to The Drive and had a nice break from the cleaning at Timbre.

182. 2006 Twisted Tree Six Vines (VQA Okanagan)

Twisted Tree is one of the newer players on the Okanagan wine scene. Based right down in Osooyoos on the sun-drenched Eastern bench, they've got the ability to go for some of reds that others in the Okanagan can only think about ripening.

The Six Vines is a Bordeaux blend that utilizes six of the traditional grapes - a couple of which are rarely even seen in Bordeaux. This vintage was about 2/3's Cab Sauv, but there's also Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenere and Malbec. You're not going to find much Petit Verdot or Carmenere in the Okanagan and even the Malbec isn't that common.

Twisted Tree's growing of eclectic grapes in the area doesn't stop there either. They grow possibly the only Rhone white varietals of Marsanne and Roussanne that I know of in BC and are also producing some Tempranillo and Tannat.

Guess we'll be coming back to the Twisted Tree again.

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