Chicken Dinner Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, exhibiting dark cherry color and blackberry aromas. Fruit forward in taste, it displays flavors of black currant and clove, with an earthy, well-structured finish. No doubt, it's an unlikely pairing with a chicken dinner.
This wine is produced by Huston Vineyards, located on Chicken Dinner Road - a road named for another unexpected pairing. Seems a legendary cook invited an unsuspecting governor to dinner. Following the sign pointing to the chicken dinner, the governor arrived and soon realized that more than chicken was on the table. Accompanied with mashed potatoes was a proposal; in exchange for a great dinner, see to it that the cook's rutted old farm road was properly oiled. The governor's options seemed a bit hard to swallow - leave before the apple pie was served, or find a way to help the cook. The evening ended, resulting in a full governor, a happy cook and a legendary road name. This unlikely and successful combination brings to mind a new meaning to the phrase "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!"
- Item #: CKD RED 2015