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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

Weekend Tasting-Vineyard-Aug. 11-12

The Vineyard showcased wines that made a “Best Buy” list from the various wine review magazines. The average price is $11.49 so it was worth checking out.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, August 11, 2017, 5-7 PM and Saturday, August 12, 2017, 5-7 PM.
Cost: $7 for the flight & food pairings

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

  1. LaPlaya Sauvignon Blanc
  2. LaPlaya Cabernet Sauvignon Rose
  3. Alias Secret Agent Red
  4. Alias Cabernet Sauvignon
  5. Llama Old Vine Malbec
  6. Aviary Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Here are the detailed wine notes:
LaPlaya Sauvignon Blanc | Curico Valley, Chile
100% Sauvignon Blanc harvested by hand. A delicate pale gold. On the nose, aromas of lemon, fresh pineapple with hints of lavender. It is a bright well balanced wine with a clean minerality and touch of lime on the finish. Website
Cost: $8.99

LaPlaya Cabernet Sauvignon Rose |
85% Cabernet I 15% Viognier. Delicate pink color. On the nose, floral notes with hints of raspberry and plum. It is a dry wine with good acidity and refreshing strawberry palate. Website Cost: $8.99

Alias Secret Agent Red | California
Dark brick red in the glass, with bold aromas of ripe red fruits and pepper, tobacco, followed with smooth cedar and plum. These notes continue onto the palate with hints of wood and earthiness. The tannins are smooth and well balanced, making this wine excellent on its own, or paired with your favorite medium-hard cheese. Website
Cost: $9.99

Alias Cabernet Sauvignon | California
In the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon is beautifully deep garnet in color. Notes of ripe, dark fruit are forward on the nose, followed by notes of light leather and pomegranate reduction. On the palate, bright acidity and lively tannins bounce across the tongue, finishing with warm flavors of vanilla and leather. Website
Cost: $9.99

Llama Old Vine Malbec | Mendoza, Argentina
LLAMA as its namesake, this wine embodies the distinctive spirit of our vineyards, spanning the foothills of the Andes. Modern wine with attractive dark cherry-red color with violet hues. The nose shows great intensity. Fruity aromas of cherries, blackberries and plums stand out against a background of fine toasty hints from ageing in top-quality oak. Warm, rounded and well-structured on the palate, with an explosion of fruit flavors. Age of the vines: 105 years.
Website. Cost: $15.99

Aviary Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa Valley, California
Website
Cost: $14.99

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