W ine World, as usual, had a great tasting Thursday night. We’re sorry we didn’t have a chance to stop by and sample. But here’s the wine list. Next up is the Third Thursday on March 19th.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Friday, March 6, 2015, 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. Zestos Blanc Malvar
  2. Val de Salis Grenache Gris Rosé 2012
  3. Sun Garden Riesling 2012
  4. Jerome Quiot Family QEF Red 2009
  5. In Situ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
  6. Hey Mambo Sultry Red 2011

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Zestos Blanc Malvar | Vinos de Madrid, DO Spain
100% organically grown Malvar grapes. Full-bodied, fresh, crisp white. Assertive stone fruit, white peach & fresh apricot aromas & flavors. Has the citrus & crispness of Sauvignon Blanc and the body of unoaked Chardonnay. Excellent with sushi, chicken kabobs or burritos. Pork loin Tangy cheeses. Fresh seafood.
Val de Salis Grenache Gris Rosé 2012 | Languedoc, France
A beautiful, vibrant dry rosé made from the Grenache grape. Aromas & flavors of strawberry, raspberry, citrus & spice. Concentrated, bright flavors, crisp finish. Goes very well with almost everything. Great pairing for salmon, Herbed Chicken. Tangy cheeses. One of our favorites from one of our favorite producers. (The Val de Salis vineyards lie in a dry ancient lake bed. Today this natural bowl is flooded at the end of winter annually and the vines are cut down almost to the ground so the entire vineyard is under water. Since Phylloxera aphids cannot survive in the water, these vines are grown on their own roots. It is one of the few European vineyards still using native rootstocks.)
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Sun Garden Riesling 2012 | Nahe, Germany
Straw color. Medium sweet. Crisp, fresh & elegant with citrus aromas. Tangy & fruity with flavors of grapefruit, peach, & watermelon. Delicate minerality. Fish, chicken or pork. Spicy Asian dishes. Braised Chicken Thighs with Fruit Salsa. Aperitif.
Jerome Quiot Family QEF Red 2009 | Rhone, France
Syrah predominantly. The color is dark red with purples tints. Aromas of red and black berries; full flavors; elegant tannins & a long finish on the palate. Steaks, tex mex, tapas and barbecues dishes, herb-crusted lamb rack, Lebanese stuffed eggplant. Stuffed mushrooms. Steaks & Burgers . The Quiot family is one of our favorite Rhone area producers.Top quality and appeal in all the winesand properties of the Quiot family.
In Situ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 | Aconcaga Valley, Chile
Dark red with purple tints is the color of this vibrant Cab. Aromas & full flavors of red and black berries. Rich texture. Elegant tannins & a long finish on the palate. Steaks, tex -mex, tapas and barbecue dishes, herb-crusted rack of lamb. Lebanese stuffed Eggplant.
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Hey Mambo Sultry Red 2011 | California
Another fun, delicious wines from The Other Guysgroup. A dense red blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zin and other grapes. It’s full of ripe fruit. Aromas of dark raspberries and blackberries with notes of spice. Flavors follow through adding sensations of pomegranate, plum and boysenberry and vanilla. A big favorite. Burgers, steaks. Roasted chicken. Meatloaf with mushrooms. Grilled sausages. Aged Gouda.
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