Last Sunday we visited FedEx Field to cheer the Washington
Deadskins Redskins onto victory. Like all good fans, we like showing up a few hours early for the ever popular tailgate party. If you recall, the last time the Twisted Oak Chicken visited Vine Spot we enjoyed the pleasing Canterbury Vineyard Viognier 2005. This tasty example is somewhat oak driven, displaying a fair share of nuttiness, sweet oak, vanilla and nicely integrated fruit on the palate.
This time the Twisted Oak Chicken met us to cheer on the local team and delivered a more fruit driven Viognier. The Twisted Oak Calaveras County Viognier 2005 displays a nice lemon yellow color with an aromatic bouquet that is abundant with peach, citrus fruit, and floral aromas. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is nicely integrated with flavors of peach and grapefruit and hints of nuttiness and vanilla from subtle oak aging. This wine went particularly well with our chicken sandwiches and side dishes, not to mention, my IPOD, that’s full of Thin Lizzy hits.
The Twisted Oak Chicken then made it into the stadium with us where we all witnessed a miracle. The Washington Redskins defeated the playoff hopeful Carolina Panthers 17-13. The Chicken is now the good luck charm! Tomorrow the Chicken and Vine Spot will visit FedEx Field to watch the Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. If the Redskins are victorious I have made a pact with the Chicken to take him to Popeyes for lunch.
Can you imagine the looks I get sporting a Thin Lizzy shirt and a rubber chicken in my hand? Entertaining, but I'm sure you will find the Twisted Oak Blog more amusing; I do.
I have also updated my WineLog with these selections and notes.
At any rate, let’s go Skins!