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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

Weekend Tasting-Cork & Flame-Apr. 13-14

Roger said “We always showcase wines that are popular during Masters this time of year. We called last week’s tasting Masters Tasting 101 since they were a little lower end than what we will be tasting this week. This week it’s monster wines: Masters tasting 401!” Average price for these wines is close to $36. Not to be missed.

Where: Vineyard Wine Market , 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, April 13, 2018, 5-7 PM and Saturday, April 14, 2018, 5-7 PM.
Cost: $30

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

  1. Lyric Chardonnay
  2. Lyric Pinot Noir
  3. Anderson Conn Valley “Prologue” Merlot
  4. Stags’ Leap “The Investor” Red
  5. Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah
  6. Stag’s Leap Artemis Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  7. Cuttings by Prisoner

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Lyric Chardonnay | Santa Barbara California
Broad spectrum of citrus, tropical fruit and floral aromas. A backbone of fresh fruit flavors and acidity balance the generous fruit weight, creamy texture and spice notes of this structured Chardonnay.
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Cost: $19.99

Lyric Pinot Noir | Santa Barbara California
Ruby in the glass, the rich color alludes to the impactful nose, packed with bright aromas of fresh strawberry and ripe cherry that are beautifully balanced out by warm baking spice notes. This youthful Pinot Noir delivers fresh, robust red berry flavors while still maintaining substantial weight on the palate. The bright acidity, balanced structure and velvety tannins make this inviting Pinot Noir a wonderful accompaniment for an assortment of dishes.
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Cost: $21.99

Anderson Conn Valley “Prologue” Merlot | North Coast California
Fine ruby red at the slightly opaque core of the wine, with a wide band of pure ruby gem that encircles the edge of the glass. Aroma is fresh cherries, dark chocolate, spice box, savory herb, dried red flowers, red currant and a hint of pepper. The taste is bing cherry, red currant, pomegranate, dried fall leaves, toasty oak, dark chocolate, vanilla and pepper.
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Cost: $19.99

Stags’ Leap “The Investor” Red | Napa
The Investor is rich in dark purple fruit but also captivating for its notes of tea leaf, roasting spices of sage and rosemary with touches of chaparral herbs, cinnamon and clove on the nose. It’s an instant palate pleaser with generous, concentrated flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry, strawberry and fine-grained, soft tannins and a juicy, mouthwatering acidity.
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Cost: $48.99

Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah | Napa
Deeply colored, the 2012 Napa Valley Petite Sirah is a classic example of the full-bodied, rich varietal. Generous in flavor, with blackberry, black cherry, mulberry and subtle hints of rose tea, vanilla, graphite, clove spice and sweet tobacco, this wine exhibits the full spectrum of Petite Sirah’s signature characteristics. The beautiful flavors remain fresh throughout, the tannins are dense, but unbelievably soft, and the finish is luxuriously long.
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Cost: $34.99

Stag’s Leap Artemis Napa Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa
This ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of black cherry and plum with hints of vanilla. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry with ripe mixed berry and plum flavors. The wine has a medium-bodied mouthfeel with round, satin-like tannins. Enjoy this wine with grilled tri-tip, braised short ribs, or pasta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto.
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Cost: $54.99

Cuttings by Prisoner | Napa
Inspired by the age-old method of using cuttings from idyllic sites for the propagation of new vines, this Cabernet Sauvignon showcases some of our favorite hillside vineyards. Cuttings combines the deep, intense flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon with the structure and richness of Petite Sirah and Syrah. A small amount of Zinfandel adds a nice layer of complexity and spiciness.
Deliciously smooth with flavors of blueberry, dark cherry, and cocoa. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee, black currant, vanilla bean, brown spice, and wild berries. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Zinfandel
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Cost: $49.99

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