2011 Ruben's Blend
2011 Ruben's Blend
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Named after Ruben the Rubber Chicken! Marsanne, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc.

One Mean Mother Rubber. Chicken.

I know what you’re thinking - “Did he score 90 points or only 89?... What is the difference between licorice and star anise anyway and what’s this *%#&@! business of creme brulee or vanilla?” Well, punk, I’m the one holding the corkscrew and your glass is empty. I may look boneless and cheap, but you don’t want to call me Poly behind my back if you know what’s good for you. The name’s Ruben but you can just call me One Mean Mother Rubber. Chicken. And now you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel thirsty?” Well, do ya punk?

(contributed by Mike Holland, “Write on Ruben’s Backside” Contest Winner)
 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
These tasting notes are often based on the winemaker’s notes. Well, this time he told me that this blend had aromas of caramel, ripe apples, pears and butterscotch. Pears and butterscotch? You won’t find that combination in the Bath Soap Dept.! Then he goes on to mention flavors of Meyer lemons, honey, and nutmeg. Is this insane or what? Well, what I can tell you is that this blend is pretty damn yummy, and has a long creamy finish. And there is nothing wrong with a long creamy finish, I always say.
Vineyard Notes
54% Roussane
28% Grenache Blanc
4% Marsanne from Clondaire Vineyards
14% Picpoul from Dragone Ranch
Food Pairing Notes
He said creamy! Soft creamy cheeses, BBQ’d Chicken, Spanish or Asian dishes. Try with some quince paste on a slice of Brie! On a Ritz…!!. Or, Polenta, with Chanterelles, Asiago and a drizzle of white truffle oil….
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
White Rhone Blend
Appellation
Calaveras County
Alcohol %
13.0
Product Reviews
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Chris Henderson
(Nov 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM)
Ahoy Mateys! It be a fine time to crack open a bottle of this here wine one of me boys grabbed from the cellar while the local proprietor was distracted by my favorite wench. Let's see what we have here...Ruben's blend, eh? Sounds interestin to me...

This wine has a nice golden color in the glass, and you know how much I like me gold, eh?

Sniffy Sniff Time - Some nice fruit on the nose, but this smells a bit more halloweeny to me, as I'm gettin some caramel apple here, with some buttered toast.

Tasty Taste Time - This is one might creamy wine here, with some apple fruit, a bit of butter, oak and finishing with that caramel. Some nice acidity, and palate coater.

Well, well, well...me boys grabbed a good 'un here, yes sir! I may need to see if further distractions can net a few more bottles...of course, maybe we'll just burn down the place and take the entire stash for ourselves...not like we'll be in this port much longer anyways...hmmm...

Rubber Chicken Thoughts, by Sir Cluckles - Bawk-ba-bawk, bawk. Bawk bawk bawk bawk. Ba-Gawk! Bawk bawk Ba-Gawk!

Bas vers le haut, Mateys...Arrrr!