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2009 Ruben's Blend
Wine Specs
White Blend
Calaveras County
Barrel Aging
50% new French oak
50% neutral oak
Alcohol %

2009 Ruben's Blend

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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 and vanilla with pear, porcini mushroom and lemon. Pears and Mushroom? You won’t find that combination in the Bath Soap Dept.! Then he goes on to mention nutty flavors of lemon, caramel and honey ON TOAST with a side of nuts. Okay, so now we have pears and mushrooms and lemons on toast. 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
42% Grenache Blanc
29% Marsanne
29% Roussanne - all from Clondaire Vineyard
Food Pairing Notes
He said creamy! Soft creamy cheeses,BBQ’d Chicken, Spanish or Asian dishes.
Product Reviews
Denise Senft's Gravatar
Denise Senft
(Oct 31, 2011 at 12:12 PM)
Crisp and fruity. Well balanced and held up to my homemade spicy jambalaya.

Jen's Gravatar
(Jan 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM)
This is by far one of my favorite wines. My mother, who hates wine, loved it as well. Thank you for this yummy yummy wine.

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