BWACK! Rubber Chickens on the Loose!

Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Twisted Oak Winery.

I think this wine should be called “Prince.”  It’s been known as so many different things over the years….it used to be a %@#$! aka Potty Mouth White. (I reviewed the 2006 here.)  This year, it is called the 2007 Twisted Oak Ruben’s Blend.  Ruben is the Twisted Oak rubber chicken for the uninitiated!  It’s a white Rhone style blend that has a real cork closure, clocks in at 13.1% alcohol by volume, and retails for $24. The blend is 46% Marsanne, 23% Roussanne, 21% Vermentino, and 10% Viognier.

Right away I noted the gorgeous straw color.  It also had great aromatics, I could smell the wine from over 2 feet away.  I found pineapple, peach, pear, apple, stone fruit, candied apricot, and a slightly creamy note.  A really enticing nose that makes you want to jump right into the glass.  In the mouth I found a little oak, cream, apple, honey, pears, nuts, a hint of spice, pineapple, and spiced pear.

Overall, I found the wine to be dry, and a bit viscous with a nice mouthfeel.  It had great acidity and I imagine would be really good with a roast chicken. (No offense meant to Ruben and his brethren…)  I like the 2007 even better than the 2006.  Matt even gave it great praise saying it was his favorite Twisted Oak wine yet.