Twin Brook Winery – Gap, PA March 24, 2012

Tim Jobe - Winemaker at Twin BrookOur Barrels tasting will probably be limited to Twin Brook Winery in Gap this year.

Tim Jobe, Twin Brook’s soft spoken winemaker, took a group of us downstairs for a taste of the 2011 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. He told us that this will probably be his last stab at the Cab Sav as it’s a historic challenge to produce at Twin Brook. It was looking to be a great year for it until Hurricane Irene turned the tables on the crop. It will not be as full bodied and powerful as expected but the juice will be beneficial in upcoming blended wines.

Gumbo and Springhouse RedAfter sampling from the barrels, our amazing hostess Loraine gave us a tasting from the current lineup. She is extremely knowledgeable about wine and fired me up about planning a Sonoma/Napa vacation (You might remember her from Harvest Festival) . A standout for me was the Springhouse Red made from sweet Norton grapes. Goes great with gumbo and any kind of chocolate. Great dessert wine.

Also notable:

- 2011 Cayuga – a crisp white blend with hints of apple and a slightly dry finish. Great chilled and paired with dark chocolate (Shout out to Wilbur’s in Lititz).

- 2010 Cab Franc – Full bodied and powerful. Pairs great with sharp cheddar cheese.

- 2008 Cab Sav – Barrel aged for 2 years. Peppery taste.

- 2010 Reserve Chardonnay – Loraine claims that this will stand up against almost any Chardonnay out there. Though I’m not a big fan of Chardonnay I thought it was quite good. A chilled glass was complimented by white chocolate quite well.

5 bucks well spentSince I missed out on Tim’s famous Gumbo last year, I had to make that a priority. Spicy and delicious concoction derived from chicken & sausage.

Always a pleasurable visit. Do yourself a favor and stop by.

Twin Brook Winery: www.twinbrookwinery.com
Wilbur Chocolate: www.wilburbuds.com
Barrels on the Brandywine: www.bvwinetrail.com

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2 Responses to Twin Brook Winery – Gap, PA March 24, 2012

  1. peggy says:

    Twin Brook is my favorite local winery! Great wine, fabulous location and terrific people. Wished I had gotten some of that gumbo though:)

  2. D says:

    Thanks for stopping by Peggy! Twin Brook is a favorite of mine also. Top notch local stuff and an excellent staff. The gumbo was delicious, I guess you’ll just have to come back next year ;)
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