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Gorman The Evil Twin 2010

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  • WE93
750ML / 15.2% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The Evil Twin is a Yakima Valley Red Blend of 60% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Full-bodied and ripe, and while not for the anti-alcohol crowd, deliver serious amounts of fruit and texture. The Evil Twin exemplifies the power and beauty that resides at Red Mountain.

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RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
Broad-shouldered but supple, wrapping its ripe cherry, plum and chocolate flavors in a blanket of fine tannins, finishing plush without getting too dense or weighty. Lingers enticingly.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
Sort of a reserve version of the Zachary’s Ladder, this is a 60/40 Syrah/Cabernet blend. Some of the Syrah has been barrel fermented, and the finished wine spent 21 months in new French oak. Thick and tannic, it is still settling into itself, but offers rich components—citrus, acid, spice, stem, chocolate, earth, dust and that dense black fruit core. The tannins are fine-grained and fulsome.
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Gorman Winery, Washington
Gorman Winery was established in 2002 in Woodinville, Washington and currently produces 3000 cases annually. Gorman specializes in luscious Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. With a pioneering spirit, they have utilized techniques in Washington state including barrel fermentation of all of their reds to produce stylistic and grand wines from a very powerful grape growing region. Their focus has been on capturing the beauty, finesse and complexity of this intense growing region without sacrificing its unique terroir and sense of place. Winemaker and owner, Chris Gorman, has been a one-man-show winery since the fall of 2011, until he brought on his first assistant winemaker.
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As the first recognized wine-growing region in the Pacific Northwest, Yakima Valley is centrally located within Washington’s vast Columbia Valley. The region also includes Washington’s oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines, Otis Vineyard, planted in 1957, and Harrison Hill Vineyard, planted in 1963. Yakima Valley contains three smaller sub-regions: Rattlesnake Hills, Red Mountain, and Snipes Mountain and is ideal for both red and white wine production. In fact, Yakima Valley is Washington’s most diverse region, boasting more than 40 different grape varieties over about one hundred miles.

The cooler parts of the valley are home to almost half of the Chardonnay and Riesling produced in the state! Both are made in a wide range of styles depending on the conditions of the vineyard site.

But its warmer locations yield a large proportion of Washington’s best Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The finest Yakima Valley reds are jam-packed full of red cherry, currant, raspberry or blackberry fruit, as well as cocoa, herb, spice and savory notes, and exhibit a supple texture, great body, focus and length.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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