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Apr 08

Pouring: McNab Ridge French Colombard

On Friday and Saturday this week, I'll be hosting a tasting at Liquor Direct. On Friday, you'll find me at the Covington store and on Saturday, I'll be at Fort Thomas. My theme, of sorts, is Spring Wines (or perhaps, Wines That Remind Me of Spring). All week I"ll be posting the tasting notes for some of the wines I'll have on my table. Come out to the tasting this weekend – I'd love to see you  and the tasting is free!

You may remember that we had this at our Oceanaire brunch I wrote about last week. I was so taken by it that I begged the nice folks at Liquor Direct to order some for our tasting this weekend.


French Colombard
is a white wine that McNab Ridge is growing to "preserve history in the
county." Not many people grow French Columbard anymore, but it used to
be quite common. It is believed to be an offspring of chenin blanc, another favorite grape of mine. Colombard was originally grown in France for distilling into Cognac and Armagnac (yum), so I'm not surprised I have an affinity for it.

This is an off-dry wine with 1.8% residual sugar. It had
natural, bright acid. I noted that it was sweet, light, aromatic, and
refreshing. Kevin noted the intensely floral characteristics, such as
white flowers and pansies. During our more traditional first course at brunch, this wine added a bit of spice to
the first course – or perhaps the food added the spice to the wine. It
was certainly easy to drink and based on our own experiences, I think it might pair well with your own Easter brunch.
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One Response to “Pouring: McNab Ridge French Colombard”

  1. Trudi Jung says:

    Thank you so much for writing all of the awesome content! Looking forward to checking out more.

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