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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

California Family Owned Wineries Seminar-Wine World-Mar. 23

Kristin Lowe, Grace Reynolds, and Caroline Taylor of Republic National lead the seminar through “ten stunning wines from California.” In addition to the ten wines there was a break for heavy hors d’oeuvres. These were several BIG California reds, along with a couple of excellent whites, a great rose, and a beautiful Pinot Nior from Anderson Valley.

Where: 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

e-mail: wineworld@wineworldsc.com.
When: Friday, March 23, 2018, 7pm. The Seminar will begin promptly at 7pm
Cost: $25 per person, $18 Wine Club Member. Reservations are required as space will be limited. Payment is necessary to ensure your seat. $30 at the door if space is available.

Here are the wines presented (click to see more):

  1. Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  2. Talbott Kali Heart Chardonnay 2016
  3. St. Supéry Rosé 2016
  4. Fel Pinot Noir 2014
  5. Seghesio Sangiovese 2013
  6. Plumpjack Merlot 2014
  7. Round Pond Kith and Kin 2016
  8. Klinker Brick Syrah 2014
  9. Odette Adaptation Cabernet 2014
  10. Cliff Lede Stag’s Leap Cabernet 2014

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2016 | Sonoma County
Our Sauvignon Blanc is an estate-grown wine blended from four vineyards in Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley. Combining the best elements of these vineyards produces a wine that is layered and complex – perfect for sipping on a summer afternoon or enjoying with food, family and friends. In the cellar we keep each Sauvignon Blanc vineyard lot separate and use a variety of fermentation vessels – from oak and stainless steel barrels to concrete eggs – to add depth and richness to the wine. When these unique lots are blended together, the result is a complex and nuanced Sauvignon Blanc that will delight your palate.–From their Website

Talbott Kali Heart Chardonnay 2016 | Monterey, California
Kali Hart is our most fruit-forward expression of Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. In the winery, we let the grapes guide the way with minimal influence, resulting in a luscious, bright wine. Aromas of vanilla and brioche in the aroma lead to notes of mandarin, pineapple and melon contribute to an unctuous, inviting palate. Following the dense tropical fruit flavors, there is a soft, wonderfully clean finish with a touch of minerality and hard spice notes.Website – Talbott Vineyards

St. Supéry Rosé 2016 | Napa Valley
This is a bright and crisp Rosé, with aromas of raspberry, pomegranate and rose petal. Flavors of strawberry, and watermelon dominate with a touch of raspberry cordial. The vibrant finish has a good mouthfeel and is full of life.Website

Fel Pinot Noir 2014 | Anderson Valley, California
The aromatics this wine are bright with sweet notes of black cherry, pomegranate, boysenberry, and truffle. Hints of cinnamon, caraway, and toast are reflective of both Anderson Valley’s spice driven terroir, and the extended aging in French oak barrels. In the mouth, the wine is loaded with rich flavors of dark fruit, cocoa, and spice. The palate is refined with pleasant acidity and elegant tannins that continue to unfold after the last sip. This is a generous wine that will continue to evolve and drink well for at least half a decade. Website

Seghesio Sangiovese 2013 | Alexander Valley
Edoardo Seghesio first worked with Sangiovese in the late 1800s during his tenure as winemaker at Italian Swiss Colony. In 1910, he planted a Chianti field blend surrounding the railroad station in what was then Chianti, California. Those Sangiovese plantings on our Home Ranch are the oldest in America and provided the rich source of two unique clones for our subsequent plantings of the varietal. Concentrated dark cherry and red plum with hints of anise. Cool entry with nice acidity leads to lush mid-palate. Lingering finish intermingles fruit and Sangiovese’s dusty tannins. Nice typicity captures the essence of Sangiovese. Website

Plumpjack Merlot 2014 | Napa Valley
The impeccable 2014 vintage blessed this wine with aromas of raspberry, black
cherry, and white owers, with dashes of mint and earth in the background. The barrels sprinkle in some subtle spice, smoke, and vanilla avors helping round out the bouquet. The palate is silky upon entry and ascends to a full-bodied and rich mid- palate. The bright acid and beautiful structure give this wine great tension, balance, and persistence on the nish. The cherry and raspberry avors stand out on the palate and the wine nishes with cocoa and vanilla. Website

Round Pond Kith and Kin 2016 | Napa Valley
The Kith & Kin is a fine introduction to the Round Pond style of winemaking. The vast majority of the fruit comes from the estate, supplemented by a limited amount from Napa Valley growers. This wine is meant to be consistently approachable in its youth, with balanced tannins and a fruit forward character. Website

Klinker Brick Syrah 2014 | Lodi – Mokelumne River
The 2014 Syrah exhibits aromas of ripe plum, cacao, and smoky oak with subtle earthy and floral notes. The palate is greeted with bright and vibrant flavors of blackberry, anise and exotic spices. Supple tannins and superb balance lend structure to this full-bodied Syrah with a long, lingering finish. Enjoy with grilled meats or mushroom risotto. Website

Odette Adaptation Cabernet 2014 | Napa Valley
The 2015 Adaptation Cabernet Sauvignon redefines approachability – a fusion of fruit flavors that include wild blackberries, mulberries, sweet cherries and cocoa dipped blueberries invade your senses followed by wispy notes of forest floor and bittersweet chocolate. An exuberant, multi-dimensional mouthfeel is complemented by dynamic acidity that forges freshness, energy and length to the palate. Website

Cliff Lede Stag’s Leap Cabernet 2014 | Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Dark purple with vermillion-tinged edges, the plush and refreshing 2014 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon lures the taster with a multidimensional perfume that fills the glass with notes of jasmine, lavender, and spring flowers. Interwoven into the floral notes are unctuous layers of plum, blackberry, and black currants. Loads of smoked cardamom, cinnamon, and black licorice unwind onto the palate where the vibrant acidity carries the long finish to a state of balance and equilibrium. The final blend is composed of80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, and 2% Merlot. Website

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