Friday, February 22, 2008

2005 Twisted Oak Viognier

What better way to follow up yesterday's Take Your Rubber Chicken to Work post than with wine from the winery whose blog introduced the event to the world!

This particular bottle came with my WineQ shipment and set me back $21.99. I must also add it's a classy bottle - the label and the writing on the back is etched on. No paper labels and dead trees here!

But what's inside? This medium-gold wine featured prominent apricot aromas, along with floral, ripe peach, mineral and powdered cocoa elements. It has been a while since I've had a Condrieu, but there was no mistaking the resemblance - much more so than any other non-French Viognier I can remember drinking.

Taste-wise, it was full and forward with apricots and peaches, a slight bitter character, and a bit of alcohol bite. The acidity arrived in the mid-palate. I'd say drink it now.

Two thumbs up on this one.

And here's the accompanying YouTube video. If you can't see it below, then click here.



1 comment:

Tor Hershman said...

As a friend 'o' de grape you may dig moi's lill' YouTube version of an ooooooooooold drinkin' song, you'll know the tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9lYC0lBfkA

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor