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First Friday Tasting-Wine World-Oct 6

It was time for Wine World’s First Friday tasting. Six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 red. Unfortunately we couldn’t attend. But from the tasting notes we missed a good one. Next up for Wine World is Third Thursday tasting on October 19.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Friday, Oct. 6, 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. Petraio Vermentino 2016
  2. Silver Palm Chardonnay 2014
  3. Ironstone Obsession 2016
  4. Montaña Rioja Tinto 2015
  5. Bodega El Porvenir De Cafayate Amauta Absoluto Tannat 2015
  6. Pacific Oasis Winery Reef Break Red 2914

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Petraio Vermentino 2016 | Tuscany, Italy
Dry and crisp with bright stone fruit aromas, refreshing citrus and orchard fruit flavors, and a floral, herbal twist on the finish. An excellent aperitif which also complements grilled fish, chicken dishes and fresh cheeses.

Silver Palm Chardonnay 2014 | North Coast, California
Nose of apple blossom and pear. On the palate, ripe flavors of white peach, Gravenstein apple and Meyer lemon with a near flinty finish that provides balanced acidity. Pairs well with a wide variety of light fish and shellfish dishes. Website

Ironstone Obsession 2016 | California
85% Symphony, 15% Chenin Blanc. Honey is the key word to describe the nose and flavor of this extremely aromatic and just slightly sweet wine, which also offers notes of honeysuckle and honeydew. Captivating aromas of gardenia, honeysuckle and star jasmine. Flavors are tropical with peaches, pineapple and a hint of ginger, finishing off crisp and clean. An ideal complement to many types of cuisine, especially ones that are on the spicy side, such as Pad Thai or other Thai dishes. The hot curry found in Indian cuisine is cooled by Obsession’s fresh fruit flavors, great with grilled fruits. Website

Montaña Rioja Tinto 2015 | Rioja Alta, Spain
100% Tempranillo Vines over 20 years old. An approachable young wine with floral and mineral notes and elegant acidity. Not aged in wood. This youthful red sports floral and mineral notes leading to a palate of deep red and blue fruits. Plummy balsamic notes are the perfect foil for the elegant acidity. Aged completely in stainless to keep the freshness of the fruit. Great with lighter meats and fowl but will also stand up to a steak. Website

Bodega El Porvenir De Cafayate Amauta Absoluto Tannat 2015 | Cafayate, Argentina
Intense ruby red with fuchsia and black notes on the outline. Aromas of huckleberry pie, blackberry, black fig and dulce de leche with hints of mocha and eucalyptus. Concentrated, with a sweet, broad blueberry entry due to the ripe, pliable tannins. Well-structured, with a balanced acidity and long finish. beef, lamb, strong cheeses. Website

Pacific Oasis Winery Reef Break Red 2914 | Columbia Valley, Washington
Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon Rich flavors and bright acidity. Smooth, but robust tannins. Dark fruits, blackberry and plum. burgers and barbecued chicken.

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