Twin Oaks Wine Butte MT
Seeley Lake, MT
Twin Oaks Cellars: Two Stellar Pinot Noirs
We are big fans of this California boutique winery that produces small quantities of high quality Pinot Noir. Twin Oaks Cellars is owned and operated by Mark Weiner who does a magnificent job in selecting top quality vineyards and hand crafting his vineyard-designated wines. Mark’s Pinot Noir winemaking skills were acquired working with Ed Kurtzman, Brian Loring, Adam Lee and other top producers. He has chosen to remain a small producer in order to focus on producing unique, artisanal wines from great fruit sources. These two releases are single vineyard Pinot Noirs from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Rita Hills, both outstanding growing areas for Pinot. The famed Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, highlighted in our Report # 20, is the source of Mark’s Santa Lucia Highlands fruit. The organically farmed La Encantada Vineyard is the fruit source for the Santa Rita Hills. Both the Sleepy Hollow and La Encantada vineyards are located in the coolest parts of their respective appellations.
Twin Oaks Cellars 2007 Pinot Noir
Wine 'Doggy Bag' Regulations in Montana
The Liquor Control Commission tells us that a person may take an alcoholic beverage away from the licensed premises providing the license allows the sale of alcohol for on or off-premises consumption. A restaurant holding a restaurant/beer license may not allow wine to be removed from the premises. They suggest that a partially consumed bottle of wine be re-corked before it is removed. (see note 2)