As you may recall, we featured a Twisted Rivers Primitivo as Wine of the Month about two years ago. We are proud to present another Twisted Rivers red wine for your enjoyment. Duke Herringer, owner of Twisted Rivers, is a fifth generation farmer born and raised in Clarksburg. The Herringer family has been farming in the fertile delta community for over 140 years and growing grapes since the early 1970s. Today's wine is not, however, from the Clarksburg AVA. With grapes sourced from Napa Valley, Duke and winemaker Gary Branham, have produced a superb Cabernet Sauvignon blend called Raven - named after Duke's favorite Labrador retriever.
The 2012 Raven is dark in color (appropriate for Raven), full-bodied, with pleasant aromas of fruit and spice, flavors of dark cherry with wonderful mouthfeel, and soft, enticing tannins on the finish. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and a touch of Petite Sirah, this wine is simply delicious. As is our usual custom, we enjoyed a bottle recently (with friends of course) during dinner of Bistecca alla Griglia - grilled Prime Rib-eye steak. It was perfect.
For the entire month of February 2016 we are offering Twisted Rivers Raven 2012 at the reduced price of $36 per 750 ml bottle or $9 per glass. Don't pass up this opportunity to taste an excellent Napa Valley Cabernet blend at a very reasonable price. I'm sure you will like this wine.