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Third Thursday Tasting-Wine World-Aug. 17

It was time for Wine World’s Third Thursday tasting, unfortunately I couldn’t make it. They featured six wines, 2 white, 3 red and a rosé. And as usual they had their great cheeses to sample.
Next up for Wine World is a Steele Wine Tasting seminar on Friday, August 25th at 7pm. You can’t miss this one. The last Steele seminar was phenomenal.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Thursday, Aug. 17, 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. Chono Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015
  2. The Pinot Project Pinot Grigio 2016
  3. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2016
  4. Scarpetta Squadra Rosso Terre Siciliane 2015
  5. Peter Lehmann Portrait Shiraz 2014
  6. 7 Moons Red Blend 2015

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Chono Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015 | Leyda Valley, Chile
Aromatic perfume scents of ripe tropical fruits; wild honey, cooked pears and apricots. Striking asparagus nose mild green pepper, citrus, minerals on the palette. Crisp acidity, green apples, apricot, tangerine skin, slightly grassy. Tart green pepper and baked pear finish. Goat Cheese, Asparagus with Parmesan, Spicy BBQ Shrimp. Website

The Pinot Project Pinot Grigio 2016 | Delle Venezie, Italy
Unoaked, Lovely citrus-centric bouquet. Fruit forward palate, pears and citrus, but perfectly dry without a hint of the fermentation process. Lemon Chicken Piccata, Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta, Grilled Halibut with Cilantro Garlic Butter. Website

Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2016 | Rhone, France
70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, and 10% Syrah fresh nose of red fruits, Ripe red berry and tangerine flavors and subtle herbs. Raspberry, redcurrant and cherry flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity red-fruit-dominated finish, which is given a zesty edge by a jolt of white pepper. Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas, Creamy Corn Gazpacho, Crispy Fish Tacos. Website

Scarpetta Squadra Rosso Terre Siciliane 2015 | Sicily, Italy
75% Nero d’Avola, 25% Nerello Mascallese ripe, juicy, red currant and cherry fruit layered with sweet spice and a touch of herb. clean fresh finish. Sweet and Sour Rabbit, Grilled Tuna in Rosemary and Garlic, Grilled Lamb. Website

Peter Lehmann Portrait Shiraz 2014 | Barossa, Australia
Bouquet of dark forest fruits. chocolate, vanilla, plum and black olive full bodied, soft, velvety tannins and a lingering mocha finish. Meat Pie, Beef and Quince Stew, Spicy Sausage Rolls. Website

7 Moons Red Blend 2015 | California
Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet, Malbec, Grenache. Aromas of chocolate-covered cherries, baking spices, and vanilla bean. Flavors of strawberry preserves, cherry cola, and milk chocolate with a smooth, fruit-forward, lingering finish. barbecued chicken, caprese salad, take-out Chinese. Website

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