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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

Weekend Tasting-Cork & Flame-Mar. 9-10

Not your usual weekend tasting. The average price of these wines (at least the reds) was $35. Most are from Lambert of Barossa Valley, Australia. The tasting included their flagship wine, Lambert Family Tree Shiraz , using the Shiraz grapes they planted to start the vineyard many years ago. And of course there were some great nibbles. 
Where: Vineyard Wine Market , 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, March 9, 2018, 5-7 PM and Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5-7 PM.
Cost: TBA. For more information, call 706-863-2067 or email

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

  1. Lambert Silent Partner Cabernet Sauvignon
  2. Lambert Family Tree Shiraz
  3. Lambert Black Sheep Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. Lambert Mustang Sally Shiraz
  5. Krutz Magnolia Cabernet Sauvignon

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Lambert Silent Partner Cabernet Sauvignon | Barossa Valley, Australia
This wine displays a body of opaque crimson with violet hues, showing a perfumed nose of cherries, red currants and vanilla. Hints of green bell peppers spiced with a touch of black pepper and sweet baking spices show the complexity this wine has to offer. Those aromas merge onto the palate dominated by the sweet cherry and baking spices of vanilla and nutmeg complimented with a hint of eucalyptus. A smooth tannic structure leads to a lingering cherry chocolate finish that entices the palate to delve further into the complex layers.
Cost: $49.99

Lambert Family Tree Shiraz | Barossa Valley, Australia
A bouquet of fruit stands out in this 2010 Shiraz. Strawberries, blueberries and sweet raspberries with undertones of vanilla give an aroma of freshly baked pie. That sweet fruit shines on the palate promoting a perfect balance of silky tannins and complex oak flavors leading to a long finish of caramel and roasted hazelnut.
Cost: $49.99

Lambert Black Sheep Cabernet Sauvignon | Barossa Valley, Australia
The 2012 Black Sheep shows deep ruby color with bright hues. The nose is vibrant with black cherries, wild berries and plums combining with aromatic nutmeg and pencil shaving hints to give a fruitcake like complexity. This unique red blend tantalizes again on the palate with ripe fruits of strawberries and plums paired with clove, peppermint and violet to balance the nutty, vanillin characters from the oak. The silky tannins bring the sweet fruitcake and baking spice flavors through to a clean, memorable finish. Food Pairing: Wood-fired pizzas, penne arrabiata, roasted fennel and pine nut polpette
Cost: $19.99

Lambert Mustang Sally Shiraz | Barossa Valley, Australia
Deep vibrant garnet in color, the 2012 Mustang Sally Shiraz is an easy drinking wine with aromas of vanilla, plum and cherry with hints of savoury black olive. The palate shows fresh red berries and cherries complimented with tastes of cinnamon, earth and eucalyptus. The smooth, silky tannins give this medium bodied Shiraz a dry, mellow finish.
Cost: $16.99

Krutz Magnolia Cabernet Sauvignon | Monterey County, California
Dark and lush fruit with notes of blackberry and cedar spice. Huge mid-pallet of wild, dark forest berries and pencil shavings with well integrated tannin structure helps guide the smooth yet long finish. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot. Unfined and unfiltered.
Cost: $39.99

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