S orry I had to miss this one. I really wanted to try the Meomi Chardonnay. Meomi makes such a great Pinot. Word is out that a wine seminar featuring Jean-Pierre Chambas, founder of Aleph Wines, is in the works. Like French wines? Don’t miss it. Haven’t found a French wine you like? Don’t miss it. You’ll find one.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

When: Friday, March 4, 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):

  1. Ironstone Pinot Grigio 2014
  2. Meomi Chardonnay 2013
  3. Bougrier Vouvray 2014
  4. Scaia Corvina 2103
  5. Line 39 Merlot 2013
  6. Clayhouse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Ironstone Pinot Grigio 2014 | Lodi, California
Exotic floral aroma. Flavors of green & red apples, hint of citrus, peaches. Fresh finish. Mild cheeses. Broiled fish fillets with lemon-butter sauce. Sautéed shrimp & Jasmine rice. Baked Chicken Thighs with roasted herbed new potatoes.
Meomi Chardonnay 2013 | California
Enticing layers of tropical fruit. Aromas of honey & butterscotch. Fresh apple & minerality. Notes of mango and citrus zest add complexity. Lush, creamy mouthfeel. Buttery accents. Big points from Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast. Grilled Sea Bass. Chicken Curry with Coconut milk. Crab cakes. Game Hens.
Bougrier Vouvray 2014 | Loire Valley, France
Lightly sweet Chenin Blanc. Floral aroma with notes of almonds & honey. Inviting apple & fruit flavors. Well-balanced with a fresh, clean finish. Aperitif. Chicken, pork, salads. Spicy dishes. Asian sweet & sour dishes. Lighter fare. Chicken, Turkey, Salads, Cheese soufflle. Seafood, shellfish. Butterflied pork loin rolled; stuffed with shallots, carrots, spinach & white raisins. Perfect for a sunny afternoon (actually, it drinks well on a rainy afternoon too.
Scaia Corvina 2103 | Veneto, Italy
Scents suggest red roses & sweet violets, hints of fruity cherry. Succelent & supple fresh black-currant & raspberry. (100% Corvina, traditional Valpolicella grape— at its best.) Spicy, herbal notes. Sausage Risotto. Mushroom Popover Pie. Beef Stew with vegetables. Steaks with Parmesan cheese. Linguine pasta with Tomato-meat sauce (Bolongna sauce). ( Can you get some spicy Venison sausage? Pizza.
Line 39 Merlot 2013 | Central Coast
Inviting cherry, ripe plum & currant sensations. Notes of roasted coffee & chocolate.Bright & juicy Spice-dusted roasted duck & charred vegetables. Lively tannins on the finish.
Clayhouse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Paso Robles, California
Dark ruby red color. Aromas of ripe plum, black cherry, cedar, vanilla, hint of bell pepper & cracked black pepper. Black plum, dark strawberries, blueberry & black cherry. Smooth & supple. Lamb kebobs with roasted peppers. Mature cheeses. Aged Gouda. Enjoy with black pepper-crusted ribeye steaks.


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