Fall is here! I think I was just clamoring for summer a few days ago, or so it seems, but the crisp weather and leaves turning color have made me dive head first into the lovely fall season. And with fall comes big spicy reds and heavier whites. Like this 20 Rueben’s Blend from Twisted Oak Winery. This bottle arrived in a club shipment, cost me $19.20, has a real cork closure, and the bottle got recycled before I could record the alcohol content.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) I love Rueben’s Blend in place of a Chardonnay.
2.) Keeping with my recent theme, I’m giving the Rueben’s Blend a nod for inclusion in your Thanksgiving wine list.
3.) I really wanted to drink this curled up in front of a fire place after a day of skiing.
4.) Twisted Oak makes some of my favorite domestic wines. If you aren’t familiar with them, check them out.
On the nose I got creamsicle, pineapple, honey, lemon sugar, spice, and candied pineapple. Mmmm, candied pineapple. In the mouth I found more pineapple, apple, tart apple, lemon curd, and cream. Good acidity complements the rounder fruits in this wine and makes it a great choice for your Thanksgiving dinner.