The Third Twin Graciano (4 bottle OWC) 2018 & 2019
This unique set features two bottles each of the 2018 and 2019 The THIRD TWIN Graciano, housed in an Original Wooden Case (OWC). These wines boast high alcohol contents of 16.0% and 16.5%, respectively, and offer a rich, powerful palate with dark fruit, earth, and spice notes. The Graciano varietal adds a layer of intrigue to these bold wines, making them perfect for collectors, gifting, or special occasions. Enjoy with robust dishes like grilled steak or a mushroom stroganoff.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate)
- “Like Grenache, Graciano ripens late and has to be ripe to produce anything great,” Manfred Krankl mentioned as I tasted the fifth tiny-volume release of this Graciano-dominant blend, coming entirely from the estate-owned The Third Twin vineyard in Los Alamos. The Third Twin is a medium-warm site, purchased by Elaine and Manfred in 2010. The soil is almost pure sand, and it is mainly planted to Syrah, Petite Sirah and Mourvedre, with smaller plantings of Graciano. The 2018 Graciano is a blend of 90% Graciano, 5% Petit Sirah, 3% Syrah and 2% Viognier, employing 35% whole clusters. It was aged for 27 months in French oak, 33% new.