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First Friday Tasting-Wine World-July 6

It was time for Wine World’s First Friday tasting. Six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 red. Don’t forget those cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

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

Next up for Wine World will be Third Thursday on July 19th.

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

  1. El Casetero Macabeo 2017
  2. Adorada Pinot Gris 2017
  3. Sokol Blosser Evolution Riesling 2017
  4. Cave des Vins de Bourgueil 2017
  5. Fable Wines Pinot Noir 2016
  6. Milbrandt Brothers Red Blend 2012

Here are the detailed wine notes:
El Casetero Macabeo 2017 | Campo de Borja, Spain
Medium yellow-green hue. Fresh on the nose with aromatic herbs, lime, stone fruit and touches of mineral. Vivid, fresh and long on the palate with apricot, white pepper and lime notes. Balanced acidity and body with great intensity of flavor. Linguine with White Clam Sauce, Goat Cheese.

Adorada Pinot Gris 2017 | California
Romas of Gravenstein apple, Bartlett pear, honeysuckle and orchid on the nose. A palate of orange blossom, orange zest, lemon and honeydew melon with hint of delicate sweetness, but with a touch of seaside minerality. Grilled salmon on a sunlit evening.

Sokol Blosser Evolution Riesling 2017 | Columbia Valley, WA
Presents with aromas of fresh peaches and stone fruits, has a delicate sweetness on the mid palate and finishes with a mix of sweet apple and elderflower. Grilled Citrus Shrimp with Vegetable Slaw, Stuffed Pork Tenderloins with Bacon and Apple Riesling Sauce.

Cave des Vins de Bourgueil 2017 | Lieu-dit Beauregard Bourgueil, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby-red. Very expressive, complex bouquet, featuring fresh fruit aromas (blackberry) with hints of violet, bitter chocolate and coffee. It starts out full-bodied and soft on the palate, following through with jammy red-berry fruit. Food & Wine Pairing: Grilled or roasted red meats, game, flavorful roast poultry (e.g. turkey with cranberry sauce).

Fable Wines Pinot Noir 2016 | Mendicino, California
The 2016 Fable Pinot Noir showcases dark, red/purple in the glass. The nose is generous with ripe, plummy fruit and bright, freshly sliced strawberries. The palate is well structured yet wound with silky layers of spicy hibiscus and cinnamon and finishes soft, supple and satsfyingly long.

Milbrandt Brothers Red Blend 2012 | Columbia Valley, WA
Enticing Aromas of blackberry, Mocha, black cherry vanilla and a touch of dried herb. The palate is robust, yet supple, with generous flavors of layered fruit that is beautifully framed by polished tannins and a long toasty finish. Burgers, Pizza, Grilled Steak, Pasta Puttanesca.

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