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NCW Wine Awards: Review of a Splendid Event

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Congratulations to all who took their wines to the NCW Wine Awards. We tasted some mighty fine wine last night. All the medal winners assuredly earned their awards, as did the winners of the top dessert, red, and white wines. I know, for I tasted most of them. (It's ok; I didn't have to drive home.)

I must confess I was almost overwhelmed with the Faire le Pont Cab Franc. I can still smell and taste it when I pause and think of it. Sensational.

The Icicle Ridge Gewurztraminer was delicious in its own way: delicate, fragrant with fruit and floral aromas, with just the right amount of acid.

And then...what meal would be complete without dessert? Wedge Mtn. has long been known for its incredible Roses and Rubies raspberry dessert wine. Somewhat higher in alcohol than table wines: 17-18% and not ever fortified, it is the essence of summer's red raspberries captured in a bottle. Beautiful to behold in a glass and even better as it is sipped. I have the perfect accompaniment for it in the form of a fresh raspberry and dark chocolate crispy bite. One of these days I might share it. I will take the McKees one - or two tomorrow.

If you missed the event you missed a fun evening. Kuykendall Hall was a perfect setting, the music was good and not overwhelming, the food was tasty and the wines were superb.

Annette Pitts and crew did a fine job of creating the evening, as did the winemakers who created the wines we drank.

WE MAKE GREAT WINES HERE IN NCW!

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