Gorman Winery The Evil Twin  2010 750ml
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Gorman Winery The Evil Twin 2010

Gorman Winery - Washington State - United States - Yakima Valley - Red Mountain

Professional Wine Reviews for Gorman Winery The Evil Twin 2010

Rated 94 by Robert Parker
Similarly styled, yet more complex and evolved, the 2010 The Evil Twin checks in as a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, also all from Red Mountain. Aged in 100% new French oak, it boasts knockout aromatics of blackberry liqueur, cedar, toasted spice and licorice as well as a full-bodied, mouth-filling and decadently textured palate. Still possessing some tannin to integrate, it should evolve positively for 3-4 years and drink well for over a decade. Drink now-2018.
Rated 93 by Wine Spectator
Broad-shouldered but supple, wrapping its ripe cherry, plum...
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Winery: Gorman Winery

Vintage: 2010

2010 saw extremely high quality viticulture in many parts of the world, with an exceptionally long and hot summer providing huge benefits for wineries across many countries, especially in the southern hemisphere. The northern hemisphere and Europe saw something of a cooler summer and flowering period, but this was by no means as disastrous as it could have been. France, especially, had a fantastic year in 2010, with the world renowned Burgundy region proclaiming that their white wines of this year are ones to look out for, and despite yields being relatively small across much of the country, the quality was exceptionally high. Spain, too, received some cooler weather, but Rioja and the rest of central Spain are hailing 2010 as a very good year indeed, again as a result of smaller, finer yields. California also received similar climatic conditions, but again, wineries are highly positive about the overall effect this had on their produce, as the slightly challenging conditions resulted in smaller yields of much elegance and distinction. 2010 was really Australia's year, and in South Australia and across the Mornington Peninsula, Chardonnay vines produced good yields with a lower sugar level than in previous years. As such, the majority of South Australian white wines from 2010 are superb, and packed full of character. Shiraz also had a great year, and most Australian wineries have been proclaiming 2010 one of the great vintages. Both the Argentinian and Chilean wine industries benefited from some ideal climatic conditions this year, and are reportedly ecstatically pleased with the fact that their 2010 wines ended up with lower alcohol levels, and were beautifully balanced wines packed full of flavor.

Region: Washington State

The popularity of fine red wines, made with classic Old World grape varietals, has continued to increase in the United States over the past few decades. Washington state has consistently impressed with their red wine grape varietals, and many of the most popular American red wines of the past twenty years have come from this unique and interesting state with its two distinct regions. The vast majority of Washington's wines come from the arid eastern half of the state, a semi-desert irrigated by the rivers which run through the area, with considerably fewer wineries found in the wetter western side. Washington is renowned for the production of strong, fruit-forward wines made with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and other varietals, with many fine white wines being produced there also.

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.

Appellation: Yakima Valley

When it comes to United States' wines, the state of Washington is widely regarded as being home to many of the country's finest examples of elegant, high quality and characterful produce. Within Washington State, we find the beautiful wine region of Yakima Valley, home to an impressive number of wineries which produce over forty percent of the state's wines. Despite such figures, Yakima Valley is very much a region dedicated to quality above quantity, and the wineries which operate there take great care to ensure that their wines help uphold the high reputation of the region. The dry and temperate climate of Yakima Valley makes it ideal for the cultivation of many different fine grape varietals, helping keep Washington State a region associated with variety, innovation, quality and excellence.