Rat reporting for duty sir…
Two says “Cab blend.” What exactly is in the blend and at what percentages?
Also, going on 5 years old, how much longer can/should we hold these bad boys?
73% cabernet sauvignon and 28% cabernet franc- From a review of Two… 101% lol?
I’m so proud I got my first sucker! And I got the clue WD.
On their website it lists the Two as a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc but doesn’t list the percentages. The 2004 was 75% Cab and 25% Cab Franc.
The 2005 is the current release so I wouldn’t expect these to be anywhere close to past their prime.
My first rat perhaps?
WTSO had the 2004 One and Two up in offerings late last year. The One was $24.99 and the Two was $21.99, this deal seems like a pretty similar price.
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First impression: Napa-y style wines at sub Napa prices. Potential for QPR is there is you want a medium-low acid wine with plenty of fruit, oak and body. I’ll be curious to hear about tannin structure and stylistic goals from the producer.
Found a review of these on the interwebs. The reviewer gets taken to task in the comments by the best known maker of domestic Cab Francs, John Skupny.
$45 each on there website!
I cannot understand why not Ohio on this one. The winery itself can ship to Ohio, according to their website.
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According to this review of Two, those who like La Famiglia’s wines (recent woot), Stag’s Leap, Rosenblum Cellars and a few more, will likely think well of these wines, because Snows Lake Vineyard provides all of them with grapes.
wine.woot should just enforce a triple quantity order, because I hate contemplating in pain whether I should get one or two… or three…
Eeek, that’s a pretty significant portion of CF, my least favourite varietal, unfortuantely. I would love to know what the other bottle is blended with (Petit Verdot, maybe? I can hope!), and I would also love feedback from the winemaker and anyone who’s had the 2004 as to how the CF affects the flavour profile and how substantially it contributes taste-wise to the wine overall.
I don’t need more cab, but this sounds like my kind of winery and the (albeit it very meagre) CT reviews are very good, so I could certainly be persuaded if these - or even one of them - are up my alley.
The only single varietal Cab Franc I’ve had was’t very good either. But it blends well in most clarets (15% or so), so I’d not worry about it being a flavour or texture enhancer as a minor component in a blend.
No Virginia either so the cc is safe for now.