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Thanksgiving Tasting V2.0-Vineyard-Nov. 17-18

The lineup included the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau released on Thursday


This was part 2 of The Vineyard’s Thanksgiving tastings aimed at helping people pairing wines with their Thanksgiving meal. Plus with the release of Beaujolais Nouveau on the 16th he had it as a special visitor to the lineup. It was basically a Goldschmidt tasting. Four of the six were their labels. This iconic California winery has expanded to include Argentina, Chile and New Zealand. All of the wines this weekend averaged $17.50 a bottle. And of course John did a magnificent job on the nibbles.

I liked all the wines. I’ve always been impressed with Goldschmidt wines. (We plan to drink a few with our Thanksgiving festivities). The Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon was my favorite followed by the Chelsea Goldschmidt Dry Creek Merlot.

Hmmm. On second thought maybe I liked the Chacras Old Farmhouse Malbec best. Well what I liked… I cheated and had a second pour of the Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon. I think that tells what I liked best.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market , 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 5-7 PM and Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 5-7 PM.
Cost: $10

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

  1. Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc 2016
  2. Singing Tree Russian River Chardonnay 2016
  3. Georges Duoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2017
  4. Chacras Old Farmhouse Malbec 2012
  5. Chelsea Goldschmidt Dry Creek Merlot 2015
  6. Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Here are the detailed wine notes:
Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc 2016 | Sonoma, California
A classic, really. One of the first two wines we ever made over 30 years ago, and it’s still a favorite. It graces our table almost nightly. We hope our Fumé Blanc aka Sauvignon Blanc becomes a regular at your table, too. Website
Cost: $15

Singing Tree Russian River Chardonnay 2016 | Russian River Valley, California
Wonderfully bright and refreshing style with crisp, green apple characteristics, medium-to-high acidity and good length. Old field selection clones yield fruit with high natural acidity and citrus flavors like grapefruit and lemon. The nose shows lime, Meyer lemon, and ripe apple. Flavors of juicy green apple, dried fig, white peach, and apricot mingle with hints of vanilla. The dash of French oak pushes the finish a little longer with hints of vanilla and caramel. Website
Cost: $18

Georges Duoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 | Beaujolais, France
Sparkling dress of a pretty purple color. Intense aromas of black fruits, small berries of blackcurrant, blueberry. A delicious gourmet Beaujolais, full, unctuous, a great generosity to the finish. Website
Cost: $12

Chacras Old Farmhouse Malbec 2012 | Medonza, Argentina
Bright raspberry fruit aromas with earth and leather overtones; mid-palate bursts with juicy, red cherry and raspberry fruit; bright finish with a hint of spice. Website
Cost: $20

Chelsea Goldschmidt Dry Creek Merlot 2015 | Alexander Valley CA
Style emphasis on harvesting at full physiological ripeness and flavor but not so late as to gain excessive alcohol. Ink black color; intense plum and blackberry aromas with juicy red and black fruit flavors. Full-bodied and dense, the palate is lush and finishes with velvety tannins and spice. Website
Cost: $20

Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Crazy Creek, Alexander Valley, CA
Rich and robust aromas of blackberry, black cherry, spice, and licorice. Secondary aromas of red tobacco and creamy vanilla. Black currant, cherry, and raspberry flavors are accented with sage and dark chocolate. Smooth, soft, and supple finish. Website
Cost: $20

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