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Enjoying Wine and Beer in the Augusta GA area

Weekend Tasting-Vineyard-Sept. 29-30

I stopped by Saturday and of course the game was on and UGA was kicking butt. I had to get home though for the start of the Auburn game at 6PM so I was in a hurry. This was a speed-tasting for me. In a nutshell I liked every wine. The Firestone Cab and the Coup de Grace were fantastic. Average price on these wines were right at $20.

The Anne Amie Pinot Gris had more fruit than just about any Pinot Gris I’ve had. The Domaine Eden Chardonnay had some nice honeysuckle flavors. The cheeses were great as usual…got to head out. This was truly a speed tasting.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market , 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, September 29, 2017, 5-7 PM and Saturday, September 30, 2017, 5-7 PM.
Cost: $10

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

  1. Anne Amie Vineyard Pinot Gris 2016
  2. Domaine Eden Chardonnay 2013
  3. Colosi Nero D’Avola 2015
  4. VistAlba Corte C. Malbec Cabernet 2014
  5. Firestone Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  6. Coup de Grace 2012

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Anne Amie Vineyard Pinot Gris 2016 | Carlton, Oregon
Our Pinot gris is an elegant expression of this versatile varietal. Intensely aromatic powdery floral notes give way to a palate of Asian pear, Meyer lemon and rose petal. Balanced and crisp, this wine is a great match for many dishes from chicken paella or moules-frites to pork roast. Website
Cost: $16.99

Domaine Eden Chardonnay 2013 | Santa Cruz Mountains, California
The full-bodied Estate Chardonnay displays fine underlying acidity and a long finish. Hints of cardamom, anise and hazelnut add interest to the core lemon, mineral flavors. Of all Mount Eden’s estate-grown wines, the Chardonnay is most in need of further bottle aging at release, requiring an additional two to four years to fully reveal its true character. Many vintages are still fresh and enjoyable after fifteen years, explaining why Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay is considered one of California’s longest-lived white wines. Website
Cost: $29.99

Colosi Nero D’Avola 2015 | Sicily
The color is dark ruby red. The bouquet is Intense fruit with heavy cherry aromas. The flavor is dry, full-bodied, warm wine and youthful. Pairs perfectly with red meats, pasta with tomato sauce and aged cheeses. Website
Cost: $14.99

VistAlba Corte C. Malbec Cabernet 2014 | Mendoza, Argentina
Made with grapes from 50 hectares of the Vistalba land, these wines are a complete universe for the palate. Blends from red grapes identified as Corte A, B and C, representing the best of each harvest and with great qualities for storage. 61% Malbec, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aroma:Eucalyptys and licorice notes typical of the Malbec variety and enhanced by the French Oak.
Mouth:Velvety entrance, soft tannins which brings structure and lustiness. A wine to keep for many years. Website
Cost: $19.99

Firestone Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | Central Coast, California
Intense and rich aromas of blackberry, cassis, and roasted coffee. Flavors of black cherry, nutmeg, vanilla and allspice. Creamy texture, round and defined by the richness and weight of the tannins. 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec. Website
Cost: $15.99

Coup de Grace 2012 | California
Sourced from several renowned growing regions in Northern California, Coup de Grâce Red Wine is a blend ofOld Vine Lodi Zinfandel (64%), Petite Sirah (19%) from Lodi and Russian River Valley, Lodi Petit Verdot (11%) and Cabernet Franc (6%) from Napa County’s Atlas Peak sub-appellation. The wine is 100% barrel-aged in 65% new oak with a nearly 50-50 split of French and American barrels. Dark in the glass, Coup De Grace fades from a deep red/purple, almost black at it’s inner core to a bright pomegranate rim. On the nose bright red berry, fig, licorice, sage and oak accents. The wine is rich and full of character with blackberry, licorice, spice and earth notes intertwined with soft oak flavors.
Cost: $21.99

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