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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

First Friday Tasting-Wine World-Aug. 3

This was Wine World’s First Friday tasting. Six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 red. This was an interesting tasting in that four of the six are non-vintage. Great chance to see what the winemakers can do when they reach across multiple vintages to produce some great wines. Don’t forget those cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

When: Friday, August 3, 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. Vina Eguia Rioja Blanco 2015
  2. Two Angels Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  3. Torresella Prosecco NV
  4. Domaine Roman Pinot Noir
  5. Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 67
  6. Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco NV

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Vina Eguia Rioja Blanco 2015 | Rioja, Spain
100% Viura. This wine is a bright pale yellow color with greenish reflections. The fruit in the nose and palate are fresh, with notes of pear, apple and citrus. The palate is juicy, with floral hints. The mouthfeel is round and vibrant and the finish is fresh and pleasant. This wine is best served with pastas in light sauces, fried and steam fish, sushi and all kinds of salads. Ideal by-the-glass as an aperitif, served chilled. Website

Two Angels Sauvignon Blanc 2017 | High Valley AVA, California
This fruit-forward wine shows great intensity as it is poured into the glass, with hints of grapefruit, pear, honeysuckle, and citrus blossoms to name a few. A little sur lies aging adds a little weight to the mid-palate without sacrificing the refreshing crispness form entry to long, lingering finish. Added flavors of honeydew melon and mineral notes are evident on the palate. Serve slightly chilled, a great accompaniment to fish and shellfish.

Torresella Prosecco NV | Veneto, Italy
100% Glera. The aroma brings a fragrance of spring flowers, pear and apple, while on the palate, a fine string of bubbles is your first indication of the quality of this Prosecco. The flavor is soft, with a creamy fruitiness that hints of almond. This wine is great as an apéritif or with dry sweets and soft cheeses. Serve well chilled. 90pts W&S Website

Domaine Roman Pinot Noir | Pays d’Oc, France
A complex nose of smokey red fruit, vanilla and mild peppery spice. A core of plum, cherry and raspberry fruit with added characters of spices and vanilla on the palate, the wine is backed with a long, lingering, finish. Roasted or BBQ meats and fuller flavored cheeses.

Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 67 | Sonoma County, California
Old Vine Red is a proprietary red wine made to replicate the field blends of many of the old vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Predominantly comprised of Zinfandel, Old Vine Red combines pure fruit, a supple mouth feel and a rich, solid structure. A groundbreaking combination of varietals and multiple vintages first produced in 1982, this wine has blazed the path for red blends for decades. With a historic underground following, it is one of the longest lasting and best known red blends produced today. Marietta’s flagship NV Old Vine Red Lot Number 67 is a combination of wine from the 2016, 2015, and 2014 vintages. 60% aged in neutral barrels and 40% aged in stainless steel. Dry, fruit-forward, rich, supple. Website

Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco NV | Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Deep colour which foreshadows intense, but never excessive scents. It combines roundness and austerity, telling in detail of its terroir. Passionate. Pasta, charcuterie and, in general, traditional dishes from Emilia. (Cured Meats, Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar). Website

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