W hat a great way of getting away from traffic on Riverwatch and Washington Road. It was time for Wine World’s First Friday. Six wines will be featured, 2 white, 3 red and a rosé. Don’t forget those cheeses. Also, Wine World will be open until each night during masters (thru Saturday night).
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

When: Friday, April 7, 2017, 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):

  1. Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  2. Barnard Griffin Rosé 2015
  3. New Age White Blend
  4. Garzón Tannat 2014
  5. Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2013
  6. Storypoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc 2016 | Casablanca, Chile
Intense nose with citrus notes of lime, lemon peel, grapefruit. Rounded out by aromas of white peach, tropical fruits. White Fish Ceviche, New England Clam Bake.
Barnard Griffin Rosé 2015 | Columbia, Washington
Sangiovese, A luscious array of strawberry, melon and cranberry notes are backed by crisp, palate cleansing acidity. Flavors are expansive, persisting through a long, satisfying finish. Grilled Chicken-apple Sausage, Couscous Salad, Serrano Ham, Fish Tacos.
New Age White Blend | Mendoza, Argentina
Refreshing blend of Torrontes 90%, Sauvignon Blanc 10%.Intense fruit and floral aromas soft sensual wine. Semi-sweet and slightly effervescent. Asian-Indian Cuisine, Coconut Curried Shrimp.
Garzón Tannat 2014 | Maldonado Uruguay
Nose of blackberry jam, violets and spice flows into juicy black fruits in the mouth, with a well judged balance between tannins and acidity. Asian Cuisine, Camembert. 95pts
Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz 2013 | Australia

Berry and cherry flavors, with fresh herb accents of sage and rosemary, warm, toasty finish where the tannins add appealing grip. Charcuterie & Aged Chesses, Chili. 90pts WS.
Storypoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | California
Rich and intense, this highly aromatic, features subtle spice characters and layers of dark fruit flavors and toffee notes. Braided Lamb Shanks, Meat Lover Pizza, Teriyaki Steak or Ribs.


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