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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

Third Thursday Tasting-Wine World-Apr. 20

Time for Wine World’s Third Thursday tasting. They featured 2 whites, 3 reds and a Rosé. And sampled up some great cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with $2 rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines.

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

  1. Domaine Châteaumar Rosé 2016
  2. Bonterra Chardonnay 2015
  3. Pacific Rim Hahn Vineyard Chenin Blanc NV
  4. Kaiken Reserva Malbec 2014
  5. Kenwood Pinot Noir 2013
  6. Four Vines Sophisticate Zinfandel 2014

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Domaine Châteaumar Rosé 2016 | Côte de Rhône, France
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre. Beautiful ‘petal-of-rose’ colour.On the nose, dominating notes of fresh red fruit (strawberries, raspberries) and marsh-mallow. On the palate, nervy, very expressive. Seared Tuna, Ratatouille, Grilled Shrimp.

Bonterra Chardonnay 2015 | Mendocino, California
An initial impression of rich, buttery cream quickly turns to aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. Crab stuffed sole, Chinese deep fried Red Snapper.

Pacific Rim Hahn Vineyard Chenin Blanc NV | Columbia Valley, Washington
Vividly bright with flavors of pear, quince and grapefruit essence with an eruption of floral aromas. An inspired complement to shellfish, grilled fish, soft cheeses and Middle Eastern food.

Kaiken Reserva Malbec 2014 | Mendoza, Argentina
It’s youth can be appreciated in its vivid purplish red color. Fresh fruit aromas evoke strawberries and cherries nicely supplemented by spicy and floral notes. In the palate, this wines reveals an extraordinary freshness and soft tannins. BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Charcuterie, Turkish Lamb Kebab. WE 90 pt

Kenwood Pinot Noir 2013 | Sonnoma, California
Fruit aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry join with fragrant notes of nutmeg, thyme and lavender; big and luscious mouthfeel with rich tannins lead to a lasting finish. Pork Roast, Asian Chicken, Wild Salmon.

Four Vines Sophisticate Zinfandel 2014 | Sonoma, California
Combined with 10% Petite Sirah, impresses in grip and softness, offering big, rich waves of raspberry, cinnamon and allspice, before unveiling a leathery finish. Tomato-based dishes like Lasagna, Spaghetti Bolognese, Brisket, or Italian Sausage.

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