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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

Third Thursday Tasting-Wine World-Sept. 20

It was time for Wine World’s Third Thursday tasting. Six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 red. And of course those great cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 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. Château La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Rosé 2017
  2. Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino 2017
  3. Cline Viognier 2017
  4. Via Revolucionaria Bonarda Pura La Arboleda 2017
  5. Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  6. Casir dos Santos Avatar Malbec 2017

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Château La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Rosé 2017 | Côtes-du-Rhône, France
The color is pale pink fuchsia, very bright. The nose is frank, lively, expressive, on white flowers and citrus fruits (pink grapefruit). The palate is fresh and the gooseberry meets again the grapefruit. A wine of great freshness and easy pleasure! A versatile companion to many styles of cuisine. Enjoy with cheeses and fruit or pair with salmon dishes, poultry in light to medium weight sauces, and fresh salads. Website

Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino 2017 | Tuscany, Italy
Pale yellow in color, this wine is delightfully fresh with an intense fruit forward bouquet of exotic fruit and spices typical of the Mediterranean coast. On the palate, it is fresh and crisp with well-balanced acidity and a clean finish. Lovely as an aperitif. Also ideal with seafood, salads, sandwiches and vegetable dishes. Website

Cline Viognier 2017 | North Coast, California
Cline Viognier shows juicy tropical fruit, fresh apricot and notes of mandarin orange and grapefruit. It’s luscious and fullbodied with a slight crisp acidity. Viognier can be a tricky grape to grow. It buds early and is susceptible to frost. The grape has a thick skin and benefits from a long ripening period to develop full flavors. Vines bask in the sun during the day but experience cool nighttime temperatures contributing to the wine’s fullbody weight and nice acidity. Website

Via Revolucionaria Bonarda Pura La Arboleda 2017 | Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza
This 100% Carbonic Macerated Bonarada was harvested separately at 4 different times and then blended together. A seductively perfumed nose evokes musky dank fruits of blueberry, cherry, and raspberry. The vibrant, fruit dominated nose, leads to a soft and round mid palate, held together by firm tannins and bright acidity.

Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 | Paso Robles, California
This wine displays blueberry, black cherry, and currant flavors with nuances of licorice, violets and cigar box all wrapped together with a dash of vanilla and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, well-balanced, with soft tannins, this wine shows tremendous dimension, with a seamless finish that lingers throughout the palate. Website

Casir dos Santos Avatar Malbec 2017 | Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina
Presents a vibrant red color with glints of bordeaux. Great aromatic intensity. It expresses in a very fresh way, with red fruits and a remarkable sweetness. In the mouth it’s balanced with round and sweet tannins, rich and with a marked acidity. Website

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