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First Friday Tasting-Wine World-Dec. 7


Agreat evening to sample wines that coudl grace any holiday table. If you are still looking for some bubbles for New Years then check out the Bodega Norton Bubbles 101 especially if you don’t like lots of bubbles.

I especially liked the Alta Vista Classic Cabernet Sauvignon RSV, a not over the top cab and the Bodegas Olivares Tinto, a great blend from Spain.

The cheeses were great as usual: Mediterranean Herb, Karst Cave Aged Cheese and Fromage D’Affinois Excellent Triple Cream. All yummy.

Next up for Wine World is their Third Thursday Tasting on Dec. 20.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Friday, Dec. 7, 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. Rudi Wiest Dry Riesling 2016
  2. Biscaye Baie Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  3. Bodega Norton Bubbles 101
  4. Silvio Grasso Dolcetto Langhe 2016
  5. Alta Vista Classic Cabernet Sauvignon RSV 2016
  6. Bodegas Olivares Tinto 2016

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Bodega Norton Bubbles 101 | Mendoza Argentina
100% Grüner Veltliner. A pale yellow hue with a hint of green, this light sparkling wine is created with delicate bubbles, with 101 in each sip. Expect youthful citrus notes and a freshness on the nose, while a crisp acidity is balanced with white fruit flavors such as peach and pear to create a pleasant drinking experience.

Biscaye Baie Sauvignon Blanc 2017 | Côtes de Gascogne, France
Brilliant pale yellow. Exuberant nose of white flowers, white peaches, pineapple, Japanese nashi pear and citrus fruits. Fresh and crisp in the mouth with a luscious richness in the mid-palate and a nice long finish. This is a wine to be enjoyed at all times or accompanied with seafood, white meat dishes, creamy or garlic based pasta dishes and cheese.

Rudi Wiest Dry Riesling 2016 | Rheinhessen, Germany
Dry Riesling from vineyards in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. Features enticing notes of freshly picked white peach, apple and delicate mineral nuances with aromas of grapefruit and lemon. Clean and refreshing, it pairs well with Asian and Indian cuisine.
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Silvio Grasso Dolcetto Langhe 2016 | Piedmont, Italy
100% Dolcetto from 1.5ha of vines grown in calcareous soils. Maceration with the skins for 4-5 days in steel vats with temperature control. Maturation in steel vats for 7-8 months. Finishing in the bottle for 1 month. 8,000 bottles produced. Ruby red in color with purple reflections. A fine, fruity nose that’s slighty spicy, with notes of ripe plum and bitter almond. Supple and fresh on the palette with good structure. Well balanced with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
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Bodegas Olivares Tinto 2016 | Jumilla DOP, Spain
75% Monastrell, 15% Grenache, 10% Syrah. Dark berries and cherry notes. Fresh in the mouth, we again perceive a sweet, vibrant dark fruit, with touches of pepper accompanied by good acidity. Ideal for accompanying a wide variety of dishes, from flavorful, meaty-textured fish to pasta, meat and aged cheese.

Alta Vista Classic Cabernet Sauvignon RSV 2016 | Mendoza, Argentina
Displays layered aromas of ripe, red fruits with black pepper and toasted oak notes before juicy red berry flavors on the palate; medium-bodied and balanced. The wine has smooth tannins and a touch of oak on the long finish. This wine has a charming character that is perfect for accompanying barbecues, pasta with intense sauces or hard and semi-hard cheese.

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