2016 The Third Twin offer is out

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2016 The Third Twin offer is out

#1 Post by Jay Selman » December 4th, 2019, 3:33 pm

The 2016 Nuestra Señora del Tercer Gemelo @1,250/boxed set of 5 bottles.

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#2 Post by David Baum » December 4th, 2019, 3:54 pm

Strange how little information in email and on website. I'll wait for letter to arrive beFore pulling the trigger

Im curious if anyone got the email that didn't get last year? I.e. Has production increased?

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#3 Post by walter page » December 4th, 2019, 5:23 pm

I got the most recent email this afternoon I was a”sorry none for you yet” previously

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#4 Post by B. Buzzini » December 4th, 2019, 5:36 pm

Offered two box sets?
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#5 Post by Gray G » December 4th, 2019, 5:41 pm

new lady of the third twin? :)
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#6 Post by jeffruggels » December 4th, 2019, 6:09 pm

am sure production is increasing given new wine / maturing vines and understanding of. Would assume similar to NOK ramp up over time

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#7 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » December 4th, 2019, 7:05 pm

David Baum wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Strange how little information in email and on website. I'll wait for letter to arrive beFore pulling the trigger

Im curious if anyone got the email that didn't get last year? I.e. Has production increased?
I just received an offer for the first time: 5 bottles (1 box) of 2016 The Third Twin NUESTRA SENORA DEL TERCER GEMELO. $1250/5 + shipping. Got the "no wine for you" email last summer. WA gave it 99+ in June.

Did not receive an offer for the Graciano, which seems to be out too since someone recorded 5 bottles in CT. The Nuestra is a different wine, and 2016 is the first time it has been bottled (vs 3rd for the Graciano).
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#8 Post by Steve Anderson » December 4th, 2019, 8:13 pm

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 7:05 pm
David Baum wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Strange how little information in email and on website. I'll wait for letter to arrive beFore pulling the trigger

Im curious if anyone got the email that didn't get last year? I.e. Has production increased?
I just received an offer for the first time: 5 bottles (1 box) of 2016 The Third Twin NUESTRA SENORA DEL TERCER GEMELO. $1250/5 + shipping. Got the "no wine for you" email last summer. WA gave it 99+ in June.

Did not receive an offer for the Graciano, which seems to be out too since someone recorded 5 bottles in CT. The Nuestra is a different wine, and 2016 is the first time it has been bottled (vs 3rd for the Graciano).
Got offered the Nuestra Senora today, my first Three Twins offer.
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#9 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » December 4th, 2019, 8:26 pm

Gray G wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 5:41 pm
new lady of the third twin? :)
Or "Our Lady"?
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#10 Post by David Baum » December 4th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Haven't seen a second graciano release yet. It sounds like production is up vs first release as people have been added. I guess the letter will have case volume. The first letter also mentioned vineyard is mostly Syrah so that's gotta be coming eventually also

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#11 Post by Kris Patten » December 4th, 2019, 9:27 pm

David Baum wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Haven't seen a second graciano release yet. It sounds like production is up vs first release as people have been added. I guess the letter will have case volume. The first letter also mentioned vineyard is mostly Syrah so that's gotta be coming eventually also
Technically the 2nd release was the first since it was 2 vintages in a wood box.
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#12 Post by David Baum » December 4th, 2019, 9:46 pm

[dontknow.gif] My mistake. I thought it was a first release of two vintages.

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#13 Post by Jay Selman » December 4th, 2019, 10:28 pm

B. Buzzini wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Offered two box sets?
Yes

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#14 Post by Gray G » December 5th, 2019, 4:26 am

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Gray G wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 5:41 pm
new lady of the third twin? :)
Or "Our Lady"?
gracias
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#15 Post by Terence Lam » December 5th, 2019, 9:55 am

Hello Wine Berserkers.

My first post and glad to say that I got an offer (did not get offer last year) and hit it immediately.

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#16 Post by Seo S a l i m i » December 5th, 2019, 3:58 pm

Happy to share my allocation of gemelo. I am in nyc

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#17 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » December 5th, 2019, 4:00 pm

Got the email, and it immediately went in the trash folder. No way it’s worth the silly price.
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#18 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » December 5th, 2019, 8:09 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Got the email, and it immediately went in the trash folder. No way it’s worth the silly price.
But you still signed up for the mailing list? It's the same price as the EBA.
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#19 Post by Travis @llen » December 5th, 2019, 10:27 pm

SQN Mourvedre! No hesitation.
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#20 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » December 6th, 2019, 2:28 am

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 8:09 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Got the email, and it immediately went in the trash folder. No way it’s worth the silly price.
But you still signed up for the mailing list? It's the same price as the EBA.
Got smarter between then and now.
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#21 Post by Jim Clary » December 6th, 2019, 7:27 am

Slightly off topic (what else is new for a WB thread?), but coupled with the thread on the Wine Spectator, I am always surprised that they don't review the SQN wines and various spin-offs more. They can do an entire article on Rhone varietals and never mention SQN. Whether you like the style or not, it seems that leaving out SQN and company would be a large omission. Anyone else ever notice this?
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#22 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » December 6th, 2019, 8:56 am

Jim Clary wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 7:27 am
Slightly off topic (what else is new for a WB thread?), but coupled with the thread on the Wine Spectator, I am always surprised that they don't review the SQN wines and various spin-offs more. They can do an entire article on Rhone varietals and never mention SQN. Whether you like the style or not, it seems that leaving out SQN and company would be a large omission. Anyone else ever notice this?
FWIW, WA has reviewed 151 SQN bottlings, whereas WS has reviewed 41.
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#23 Post by T. Altmayer » December 6th, 2019, 10:59 am

I got offered two box sets as well. Definitely in for one, but struggling to spend $2500.
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#24 Post by David Baum » December 6th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Just got my letter today in the mail today. Got offered one box set. Not sure why some got two but am fine with one. They did not mention how many cases other than to say there is a tad more than the Graciano last year which was 60 cases. It contained some very nice reviews by JD, AG and LPB. The blend is 53% mourvedre, 16% syrah, 14% grenache, 9% petit sirah, 6% graciano and 2% viognier all estate fruit from The Third Twin vineyard. 42% whole clusters and the rest were destemmed. It spent around 31 months in french oak barrels, 42% new.

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#25 Post by B. Buzzini » December 6th, 2019, 4:45 pm

There will be another release later on for the Graciano...probably a 16/17 combo, just like the 14/15...per email.
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#26 Post by Kyle N » December 7th, 2019, 1:38 pm

Aside from the tasting notes within the mailer, has anyone seen actual scores yet for the 2016 NSdTG beyond the “99+” noted by K_F_o_l_e_y above?

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#27 Post by Mark Christenson » December 7th, 2019, 3:21 pm

Kyle N wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Aside from the tasting notes within the mailer, has anyone seen actual scores yet for the 2016 NSdTG beyond the “99+” noted by K_F_o_l_e_y above?
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#28 Post by luc@sl@belle » December 7th, 2019, 6:35 pm

AG 95

FWIW he rated the 2016 TT Graciano 98+

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#29 Post by roybehr » December 9th, 2019, 4:55 pm

Got the letter today.

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#30 Post by markjchambers » December 9th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Jim Clary wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 7:27 am
Slightly off topic (what else is new for a WB thread?), but coupled with the thread on the Wine Spectator, I am always surprised that they don't review the SQN wines and various spin-offs more. They can do an entire article on Rhone varietals and never mention SQN. Whether you like the style or not, it seems that leaving out SQN and company would be a large omission. Anyone else ever notice this?
They put Manfred on the cover a few years ago - a nice feature article. Their scores were all over the place, but 17th Nail syrah got 98. That said, I haven't seen any reviews of SQN in a long time and they have never looked at NOK.

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