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Childress Muscadine NV

Member Review by EMark:

We tasted this at the winery last Friday. I had never had a Muscadine, before--or even seen it on a store shelf. So, I was not going to miss this opportunity to try one. Overall it is a fun easy to drink wine. The Childress example is sweet, although I understand that it is not uncommon for Muscadine to be fermented dry. Lots of fruit flavors--apple, peach, papaya. Reasonable acid. I think this could be served as a legitimate dessert wine with a blue-veined cheese.

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Region: USA » North Carolina

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Color: Red
Varietal: Muscadine
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Childress Vineyards:
Richard's passion for fine wine is as genuine as his passion for auto racing. He embarked on a journey of experiencing different wines as his career in auto racing took him to tracks near the wine regions of California. Richard was moved by the passion he saw in the farmers who grew and harvested the grapes, and inspired by the warm spirit of the winemaking community. Always one to pursue his ... Read more
Richard's passion for fine wine is as genuine as his passion for auto racing. He embarked on a journey of experiencing different wines as his career in auto racing took him to tracks near the wine regions of California. Richard was moved by the passion he saw in the farmers who grew and harvested the grapes, and inspired by the warm spirit of the winemaking community. Always one to pursue his passions, Richard eventually began to consider the possibilities of planting his own vineyard. At the encouragement of business partner, Greg Johns, he began researching the potential for successfully producing fine wines in North Carolina's Piedmont. Soon, both Richard and Greg were raising trellises in their own backyards, experimenting with different grape varieties. As the experiments continued, they both realized a need for more viticultural expertise. The next step was to hire Matt Chobanian, a vineyard manager with an expertise in East Coast growing conditions, and coincidentally, a huge fan of Richard's since the '60s. Matt's passion for growing grapes has made him an invaluable component in bringing Richard's vision of creating North Carolina's signature vineyard to fruition. To help fulfill Richard's vision of creating North Carolina's signature winery, finding an expert winemaker was the next task. So Richard recruited the talents of Mark Friszolowski, a nationally acclaimed winemaker. Before coming to Childress Vineyards, Mark was with Pindar Vineyards, the largest premium winery on Long Island and was leading the way for successful winemaking on the East Coast. Having won hundreds of awards for his wines, Mark has a track record in the wine industry as impressive as Richard's record in the field of racing. So, as the winemaker for Childress Vineyards, Mark Friszolowski is now setting out to do in North Carolina what he's already accomplished in New York State....establish the state as a region for signature winemaking. Read less

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Snooth User: EMark
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11/26/2013

We tasted this at the winery last Friday. I had never had a Muscadine, before--or even seen it on a store shelf. So, I was not going to miss this opportunity to try one. Overall it is a fun easy to drink wine. The Childress example is sweet, although I understand that it is not uncommon for Muscadine to be fermented dry. Lots of fruit flavors--apple, peach, papaya. Reasonable acid. I think this could be served as a legitimate dessert wine with a blue-veined cheese.



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