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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

First Friday Tasting-Wine World- April 6

A great time to take a break from golf Six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 red. And of course they had some great cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Friday, April 6, 2018, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines

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

  1. Les Hauts Plateaux Rose 2017
  2. Protea Chenin Blanc 2016
  3. Cline Farmhouse White 2017
  4. Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  5. Terra D’Oro Barbera 2015
  6. Steele Catfish Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Les Hauts Plateaux Rose 2017 | Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
Syrah – 40%; Grenache – 40%; Cinsault – 20%. The syrah is a characteristic red varietal of the northern part of the Côtes du Rhône. It gives to the wine its structure, its color and its aromas of small red berries, with a characteristic flavor of violet Rosé wines LES HAUTS PLATEAUX is of a salmon color, possessing great intensity on the nose (gooseberry), supple in texture, and easy to drink. quiches, pissaladières, and crudités.

Protea Chenin Blanc 2016 | Swartland, South Africa
Crisp passion fruit and lemon leaf with a whiff of white pepper on the nose. The same flavours make an immediate impact on the palate which is well-rounded and medium-bodied. Acidity is kept in check – with no tart spikiness apparent. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of gravel and flinty flavour on its long zesty finish. Chilled avocado soup with shrimp and chives, sushi, Grilled fish.

Cline Farmhouse White 2017 | California
41% Palomino, 25% Muscat Canelli, 22% Roussane, 6% Marsanne, 5%Viognier, 1% Riesling. Emerald straw color. Toasty, earthy, tropical aromas and flavors of coconut yogurt and kiwi-papaya relish with a soft, fruity light body and a sleek, easy guanabana, melon rind, nutskin, and kaffir lime finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting, exotically tropical white blend. Grilled Fruit Salad, Salmon Burger, Chicken Fajitas

Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | California
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot Medium bodied with ripe plum, black currant, and blackberry flavors with a touch of mint. Cedar and dusty earth emerge on the long, layered finish. Roasted Duck Breast with Pecan Purée, Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde. Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Cabernet Sauce.

Terra D’Oro Barbera 2015 | Amador County, California
Terra d’Oro Barbera showcases the refreshing acidity of the grape with inviting aromas of sweet red fruit and fresh toasted bread. Enticing flavors of cherry cola and blueberries coat the palate, and polished tannins boast an elegant, round finish. A perfect complement to savory dishes, Terra d’Oro Barbera pairs particularly well with pork roast or orecchiette bolognese. Roasted Boar, Tallegio Filled Crespelle, Lasagna.

Steele Catfish Vineyard Zinfandel 2014 | Clear Lake California
A mouth full of bright red fruit, and many layers of jam, coffee, and eucalyptus along with good structure and balance.
Catfish Vineyard was planted in 1901, the wine is a field blend of a number of varieties, including small amounts of carignan, alicante bouschet, cabernet sauvignon , petite sirah, and cinsault. Having more than one variety assured the old-time vintners that they would have some grapes to harvest regardless of the spring frosts or autumn storms. Enjoy this wine with Cioppino, pasta or red meat in a cream-based sauce. Grilled venison, spice-rubbed leg or rack of lamb, pizza with pesto and sausage.

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