The Twisted Mystery 4-bottle box will contain 2 random selections from our current releases, and 2 random selections from older vintages - between 2008 and 2013.
The Twisted Mystery case box will contain 4 random selections from our current releases, and 8 random selections from older vintages - between 2008 and 2013.
Have no fear, these Twisted Mystery Boxes are 100% red wine!
The current vintages may include old favorites like the *%#&@! Mourvedre Syrah Grenache blend, Petite Sirah, Ol’ Chumbucket blend (don’t ask), Torcido Garnacha, and we’ll even kick in some River of Skulls Mourvedre just for fun.
The older vintages might include single vineyard Tempranillos, uncommon varietals like Carignane, and interesting blends like Murgatroyd and Parcel 17. 45 different wines/vintages have been selected to make for some really interesting variety!
About The Winery
Winery: Twisted Oak Winery
Owners: Jeff and Mary Stai
Year Founded: 2004
Winery Location: Murphys, CA
We’re often asked what the background of Twisted Oak is, to which we invariably reply, “The Sierra Nevada, of course!” If we are pressed further, we are forced to admit that Twisted Oak Winery is the culmination of a delusion, er, vision by Jeff and Mary Stai. The vision was of a terroir based winery making superior, hand crafted, yummy wines, and then having more Twisted fun than anyone in the industry selling them.
Jeff and Mary found 120 acres just outside Murphys in the Sierra Foothills at nearly 2000 feet elevation. It is there that they planted 10 acres of vineyards in Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, and Garnacha to take advantage of the continental Mediterranean soil types and climate. It is on top of this property, with an amazing view of the Sierras, where the state-of-the-art, no-pumpover, four-level gravity flow winery was built. When completed in 2004 it included open tank, stainless steel fermenters along with our own 300-foot barrel cave. This is all under the watchful eye of a 350 year old California Blue Oak tree that not only is our namesake, but also adorns every Twisted Oak bottle.
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FedEx Ground: Monday, September 24th - Wednesday, September 26th
@jml326 Last I looked Casemates was using FedEx? Find a FedEx store or affiliate and you should be good to go. (We use UPS and that has worked for us - just never ever send UPS to FedEx or vice versa…)
@eljefetwisted@klezman You sayin’ you got room for it, without po-ing your better half?
You know I have your address…
When do I open that '05 Vio or '06 %@#$! ?
Looks like there is even some '03 *%#&@! and Grenache too, waiting…
thoughts on the reds…
The only debate was whether I should get 2 cases.
I have never had a TO that wasn’t amazing.
I have a friend who came over to drink so much of my Cockamamie that I made her order her own case to leave at my house.
@An_Onion@mb1973 I can’t say we are old world. I can say we are dry - no RS! - but not jaw puckering tannic. These are aged wines so a lot of that will have mellowed anyway. What we do do is tend towards is somewhat lower alcohols - our current releases include several 13.x% reds - and a lighter hand with the oak. But the fruit is quite present.
@eljefetwisted Based off the comments here, decided to pull the trigger on a case. With all the rain we’ve gotten in the last month, we could use some of your goats as well, but I think the shipping on those would be cost prohibitive.
I would consider a split, but who chooses, or how, is a question. According to an online calculator there are almost 29 billion possible combinations, without replacement. Will each bottle in case be unique, or is it possible there will be doubles, triples, etc? I would propose going about it like picking teams: The person who orders goes first, then the casemate, and back and forth. Does not work as well if there are more than 2 people sharing. . .
I almost forgot to order! In for a case. How could I not get in on the 100th offer?!! And it’s El Jefe! A chance to get more Murgatroyd and Parcel 17…actually all the older vintages are wonderful. Thanks El Jefe and WD
Yeah, 2x 2015 and 3x 2014. The list is at home.
Having said that, the selection was excellent even with the absence of my two favourite wines (Parcel 17 and Murgatroyd) from Ron’s and my shared randomness.
First Casemates purchase, woo! Case came yesterday, missed first delivery on Tuesday.
2015 River of Skulls
2014 Ol’ Chumbucket
2013 Ol’ Chumbucket
2011 Syrah Tanner Vineyard
2015 Petite Sirah Calaveras County
2011 Petite Sirah Calaveras County
2008 Petite Sirah Calaveras County
Finally had a chance to pick up my case.
2015 River of Skulls
2014 Ol Chumbucket
2014 Torcido x2
2014 Syrah - Calavers
2009 Syrah Viognier
2009 Syrah - Cockamamie
2009 Petite Sirah
2009 Tempranillo - Sheep Creek
Nice mix, thanks Eljefe & WD
@LSeewoester Living in WNY mine shows still processing for a week or so once the label is printed and it’s loaded on a refrigerated truck. The day it reaches a Fedex hub and comes off that first truck I get a shipping notice, in my case it then arrives the next morning.
If you paste your order number in the “Track by Refrence” section of the fedex website you’ll find out when the label was printed and what the proposed delivery date might be, it’s usually a close estimate.
@catcoland@LSeewoester Ah, I did not know that you could sorta track with that. Woe! I just went to my FedEx page (I managed to get through the horrific sign-up process, which I suggest all of you power through because it’s worth it.), and there’s my TO order (along with my Broken Earth order). Ship date of a week ago, but status of Pending. So, I’m guessing my box is on the Casemates refrigerator truck in Missouri or something. Go driver go! But safely!
@LSeewoester@PatrickKarcher Once you’ve signed up online the phone app is pretty handy too. You need the desktop site to search by reference but once you locate the label via the order number and add the shipment to Fedex Delivery Manager (I like to nickname the shipment) it appears on your list in the phone app and gives you a slider to turn on delivery notifications.
Finally a chance to post what I received:
2008 Syrah Viognier
2014 Ole Chumbucket
2015 River of skulls
2010 Petite Syrah
2015 Petite Syrah
sadly no Murgatroyd or Parcel 17 … but I am NOT complaining… I am very happy with what I received
Blockquote The Twisted Mystery 4-bottle box will contain 2 random selections from our current releases, and 2 random selections from older vintages - between 2008 and 2013. The Twisted Mystery case box will contain 4 random selections from our current releases, and 8 random selections from older vintages - between 2008 and 2013.
@mb1973 That’s exactly the mix that I received. I was happy to see the Petite Sirahs, since that’s a favorite of mine. All of these are new to me (I’ve only had the Spaniard from TO), so it should be fun tasting them. Looking at the TO website (with the aid of the wayback machine), it looks like the River of Skulls is the most expensive of the lot, followed by the Ol’ Chumbucket and the Torcido, so it looks like we got pretty good value.
Yay! I finally got my case. Thank you Casemates and everyone who helped me clear all that up.
On to my next question… Does anyone have any input on the “dumb” phase of Twisted Oak’s PS or PS in general? Wondering if I should go ahead and pop them open or let them lay for a while. I’m currently sitting on the '08 and '11.