Grapes to Wine

Wine Selections Made!

The Grapes on the Brazos committee has announced the 2013 Fort Bend County Fair wine list. The selections will delight the palate of a novice wine taster to the keen wine connoisseur. Several Vineyards will be returning to showcase their award winning blends, however many new Vineyards will be making their debut at GOTB. Tracy Davis, Committee Chairperson says, “New this year a larger variety of wine selections will be offered in addition, Private Reserve selections will be available in limited quantities.” As always, knowledgeable and enthusiastic committee members will be on hand to help you make your wine selections.

This year’s wine event will include an entertainment lineup and the serving of heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by popular local restaurants on most days. Providing entertainment will be Ryan Spradin on Friday, September 27th and again on Friday, October 4th; Marc Krenek on Saturday, September 28th and Randy Meadows on Tuesday, October 1st. Davis is quick to boast about the Grapes on the Brazos venue, “It’s a great place to relax, enjoy and learn about wine with some fabulous members in a cool air-conditioned environment.”

The committee has grown to 75 members strong and strives to provide something for everyone. Including televisions for big game viewing, beer selections for the non-wine drinkers and meat and cheese trays for purchase.

Be sure to join the fun and ambiance created by the Grapes on the Brazos committee. Cheers!


2013 White Offerings
Taste/Glass/Bottle

Toschi Moscato – California…………………………………..2/5/20
This Moscato is sweet and full of huge flavors of pink grapefruit, guava, honeydew melon and green apples. Light and refreshing.

GRAPES ON THE BRAZOS WINE STEWARD’S CHOICE
Casa Liliana Good Pinot Grigio – Italy………………………………2/5/20
Creamy and smooth with lots of fresh citrus in the nose and honey, apple mouth feel. The soft acidity and lush finish makes this pinot grigio unique and satisfying.

Rued Sauvignon Blanc – California…………………………………3/7/30
Aromas of pear, lemon grass, grapefruit and kiwi. The acidity brightens the ripe citrus, green apple and tropical fruit flavors. Full mouth feel with a crisp, long finish.

McManis Viognier – California………………………………..2/5/20
Pear and peach are the predominant scents with notes of flint and honey. The wine is viscous and full in the mouth, with good balancing acidity. Flavors of pear are most evident followed by peach in the smooth finish.

Bouchon Chardonnay – California…………………………….2/5/20
A supple full-flavored Chardonnay. Bright citrus and pineapple aromas with a soft, silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, creamy finish.

Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay – California…………3/7/30
Aromas of apple, pear, citrus and sugar are evident in this wine. Flavors of apple, pear, and citrus are balanced by a touch of oak on the finish. Spicy, yet fruity, with crisp mouth feel and a long aftertaste.

FBCFA DIRECTOR’S CHOICE
Steele Chardonnay – California……………………………….4/9/40
Aromas of mango, pineapple and papaya. Flavors of apple, pear, citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of oak. This Chardonnay has great backbone, minerality, acidity and structure.

*ASK US ABOUT OUR PRIVATE RESERVE SELECTIONS AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES*


2013 Red Offerings
Taste/Glass/Bottle

Toschi Red Moscato – California……………………………….2/5/20
Delightfully sweet with an elegant scent of honeyed apricots and white peaches. The wine is well balanced with a lingering finish of sweet and creamy peach and honeydew melon flavors.

Black Ridge / Ridge Red – California……………………………2/5/20
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Nice aromas of blueberry and blackberry. Rich, yet soft on the palate with silky tannins and bright acidity. Rich, smooth vibrant finish.

Alexander Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir – California……………..3/7/30
Nice flavors of strawberries, cola, rhubarb, cherry and vanilla. It is soft and silky in the mouth, yet has firm acidity. Finishes with sweet, smoky oak.

Zorzal Malbec – Argentina………………………………………3/7/30
Plum, raspberry, cassis and strawberries fill your nose. In the mouth, it feels broad and rounded, with good volume and is nicely balanced. Finishes with leafy notes, heavy spice and licorice.

GRAPES ON THE BRAZOS CHAIRMAN’S CHOICE
Alexander Valley Vineyards Temptation Zinfandel – California….2/5/20
Aromas of plum, red cherry, spice and a touch of oak and vanilla. This wine has a round full mouth feel with jammy, ripe fruit flavors of dark fruits, cherry, black plum and black pepper. An easy drinking wine.

Silver Stone Cabernet Sauvignon – California……………………2/5/20
Cassis, black berries and plum on the nose. Rich on the palate with flavors of cherry and chocolate combined with sweet toasty oak. Soft tannins with spicy notes and a long, complex finish.

FBCFA PRESIDENT’S CHOICE
Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon – California…………………………4/9/40
Scents of cassis, blackberry and cedar on the nose. Deep ruby in color with mint, licorice and heaps of ripe fruit, spice and earth. Currant and complex berry throughout. Long and sustained finish.

GRAPES ON THE BRAZOS GOLD BUCKLE RECIPIENT
Arch Terrace Cabernet Franc – Washington………………..Bottle Sales Only/45
Aromas of boysenberry, plum and blackberry with notes of rose petal, toffee and graphite. On the palate red fruits lead into a ripe blackberry, blackcurrant and dark plum core. A bright acid profile elevates the fruit flavors and the finely integrated tannin structure creates a long, smooth finish.

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