Friday, January 25, 2008

2005 Twisted Oak Verdelho

This is the second Verdelho I have tried. I must admit I approached this one with a bit of trepidation, wondering if the Twisted Oak version would have intense grapefruit on the palate like the first one, from Barreto Cellars, did.

Not that there was anything wrong with the Barreto quality-wise; it was a well made wine with wonderful aromas but I'm not really much of a grapefruit fan.

The Verdelho from Twisted Oak (which came from WineQ - a great source for wines) also had very nice aromas. Apricots made the first impression, followed by lime and citrus blossoms. Then came the tasting part. It was similar in the mouth, with traces of grapefruit and brown sugar. The aftertaste lingered a long time.

Clean, crisp and fresh, this wine had excellent balance, a juicy mouthfeel, and was full of flavor. It was concentrated, but not at all heavy.

This wine is drinking very well right now. It set me back $15.99 and was well worth the money. Two thumbs up, no doubt about it!

As for the Youtube music video pairing with the wine, click and check it out. If you can't see the video below, click here.


By the way, for those of you not familiar with Twisted Oak, it is definitely not your conventional winery. Their blog site has officially announced "Take Your Rubber Chicken to Work Week" and you can find out how to participate by clicking here.

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