T ime for Wine World’s First Friday. Two wines from Antarctica will be featured (April Fools- there’s 6 and there’s no wines in Antarctica). There are 3 reds and 3 whites. One red is bourbon barrel aged which is the up and coming thing in California. And don’t forget their great cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Friday, April 1, 2016, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines.
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):
- Ironstone Pinot Grigio Ile de Beauté 2015
- Nicolas Pinot Noir Rosé 2015
- Willamette Riesling 2014
- Chono Red Blend 2012
- Ironstone Cabernet Franc 2014
- 1000 Stories Small Batch Zinfandel
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Ironstone Pinot Grigio Ile de Beauté 2015 | Corsica, France
Chardonnay & Vermentino. Rich citrus aromas with floral & honey notes. Round texture, minerality & apricot & peach flavors. Long finish. Aperitif. Seafood, shellfish. Salads.Tangy cheeses.
Nicolas Pinot Noir Rosé 2015 | Languedoc, France
Bright fresh nose suggests cherry & red currant with a floral edge. Fruity flavor with light citrus taste. Well balanced. Melon, prosciutto. Salade Nicoise. Shrimp. Grilled fish & chicken.
Willamette Riesling 2014 | Willamette, Oregon
Semi-sweet wine. Aromas of citrus, peach & honeysuckle. Bright acidity enlivens the flavors of pineapple and pear. Snapper with Charred Tomatillos. Parmesan Tilapia. Cider-braised Ham with Apple-Onion Compote. Sushi. Spicy Thai dishes. Lightly-sweet Apple Tart.
Chono Red Blend 2012 | Cauquenes, Chile
Fruit aromas such as plums & blueberries with notes of mocha & cocoa. On the palate this wine has full texture & good balance. Enjoy with steaks or burgers & blue cheese. Tacos.
Ironstone Cabernet Franc 2014 | Lodi, California
Bright berry fruit & toasty vanilla. Flavors include cherry & raspberry with oak undertones. Beef or grilled chicken with berry sauces. Braised pork with peppers. Lamb kebobs.
1000 Stories Small Batch Zinfandel | Mendocino, California
Bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel. Deep, rich purple color. Raspberry fruit on the nose, with black pepper spice & a touch of cloves and dried herbs. The palate is full with ripe tannins & big black & red fruits. Carpaccio, Rack of Lamb Pizza. Crispy Deep-Fried Ribs.