Wednesday, September 17, 2008

2006 Twisted Oak Verdelho Silvaspoons

Today's wine is made from the not-often seen (at least in this country) Verdelho grape, produced by the not-seen-enough Twisted Oak Winery.

Pale in color, on the 1st night I would have mistaken this for a Sauvignon Blanc, with its grassy, herbal aromas and grapefruit character on the palate.

On subsequent nights the grassy character faded and a more fruity character emerged. The herbal element remained but was more in the background. In the foreground was a lot of honeyed, ripe fruit. Crisp acidity kept the wine refreshing and never tiring to drink.

It's ready to drink now but I would suggest letting it get some air, and also not serving it too chilled. For $12.80 from the winery, this was a no-brainer two thumbs up. Enjoy it with summer (which I know is fading fast, so enjoy it with autumn, too.. or with winter or spring.. winter spring summer or fall all you got to do is call..).

Here's the matching YouTube video (click here if you don't see it below):

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