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First Friday Tasting-Wine World-Dec. 1

The annual group shot of the Wine World Staff

Time for Wine World’s First Friday tasting. Six wines where featured, 3 white and 3 red. Full writeup will be posted shortly.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, 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. Chateau La Freynelle Blanc 2016
  2. Tormaresco Chardonnay 2016
  3. Colome Torrontes 2016
  4. Masi Tupungato Malbec-Corvina 2014
  5. Coppola Diamond Series Petite Sirah 2011
  6. Cigar Zin 2014


Here are the detailed wine notes:
Chateau La Freynelle Blanc 2016 | Bordeaux, France
Sauvignon – Sémillon – Muscadelle. Floral fruity nose of white peaches, citrus, and beeswax. Elegant palate of crisp fruit flavors, lively acidity with spicy character and a smooth finish. Lobster terrine, Tofu-stuffed peppers, Fish Tacos.

Tormaresco Chardonnay 2016 | Puglia, Italy
Straw yellow in color, with greenish highlights, aromas of white fruit (peach and pineapple), along with hints of jasmine flowers. On the palate, the wine is fragrant and savory with a balanced acidity and a delicately fruity aftertaste. Mackerel with ginger soy sauce, Zucchini Salad. Website

Colome Torrontes 2016 | Salta, Argentina
Floral aromas with juicy yellow plums, rose petals, white peaches and fresh citrus lead to a lovely, slightly spicy and floral, a refreshing palate with a hint of exotic spice. International foods, like Mexican cuisine, Peruvian dishes, and (of course) fresh seafood. 91pts Decanter Website

Masi Tupungato Malbec-Corvina 2014 | Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Concentrated dark fruit and spices, raisins, with cherries and blackcurrant dominating the nose and palate. Spicy, soft tannins, Full bodied with notes of pepper. bbq Beef, Rich fish, Spicy food, Mature and Hard Cheese. Website

Coppola Diamond Series Petite Sirah 2011 | California
90% Petite Sirah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot. Aromas of Blackberries, cherries, currants, cloves, anise and lavender. Flavors of Plums, cherries, cocoa, dark chocolate, gingerbread, and vanilla toasted oak. Beef · Lamb · Game (deer, venison) Website

Cigar Zin 2014 | California
84% Zinfandel; 12% Syrah; 3% Malbec; 1% Carignane. Aromas of black pepper, clove, boysenberry, white pepper spice, coffee and nutmeg. The palate of brown spice, coffe and cocoa. The wine is balanced with a long and lingering finish. burgers, short ribs, flank steak. Website

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