I t was ime for First Friday. As usual six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 reds. I’m disappointed that my son’s spring fling festival conflicted with it and I couldn’t drop by. The “Noah’s Fruit” from Armenia was one I really wanted to try. The unusual bottle is worth the price of admission. Don’t forget those cheeses. Next up for Wine World is their Oregon Wine Seminar this Friday.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

When: Friday, May 1, 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. Cline Viognier 2013
  2. Noël Bougrier Vouvray
  3. Robertson Gewürztraminer Late Harvest
  4. Francis Ford Coppola “Votre Santé” Pinot Noir
  5. Fess Parker Frontier Red
  6. 365 Blackberry Semi-Sweet “Noah’s Fruit”

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Cline Viognier 2013 | North Coast, California
Rich & exotically perfumed floral aroma. Pineapple, peach & apricot flavors. Floral & citrus notes. Apéritif. Pairs well with curries. Broiled Fish. Indian cuisine. Curried shrimp. Asian fusion cuisine. Spicy Mexican dishes. Moroccan chicken tagine (stew). Sushi. Summer salads. “vee-on-nyay.” Website
Noël Bougrier Vouvray | Loire Valley, France
This beautiful Chenin Blanc shows just a slight sweetness that is balanced by refreshing acidity. Pear, peach and mango flavors. Chicken & seafood. Spicy soup. Braised chicken thighs with Mediterranean herbs. Quiche Lorraine. Mild cheeses & fruit. Terrific summer aperitif. Website
Robertson Gewürztraminer Late Harvest | South Africa
Sumptuous honeysuckle and rose petals in the bouquet. Rich and smooth. Beautifully balanced sugar and acid given added interest by a touch of honeyed botrytis, an earthy complexity, and nuances of exotic spice. Complements chicken, turkey, seafood. Goes well with curry. Excellent with Asian spicy dishes. A splendid match for lighter sweets.
Francis Ford Coppola “Votre Santé” Pinot Noir | California
Lovely garnet color. Aroma of wild strawberries, & star anise Lead to luscious flavors of raspberries, cherries and spicy oak. Great with grilled mahi, lamb chops. Mushroom quiche. Coppola chose the name “Votre Santé” (the French toast “to your health”) in honor of his grandmother who always used this toast. Website
Fess Parker Frontier Red | California
Lush dark fruit aromas of black cherry, blackberry, dark raspberry and black pepper. Sage, smoke, leather, spice & vanilla notes also appeat in the bouquet. Flavors of cranberry, black cherry and red current combine with hints of smoke & dark chocolate. Velvet texture and round, soft finish. It’s a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Grenache and other grapes. Steaks, Burgers. Burger with blue cheese. Venison. Chili. BBQ. A crowd-pleaser. Website
365 Blackberry Semi-Sweet “Noah’s Fruit” | Armenia
Lucious blackberry fruit fills the aroma and flavors of this semi-sweet fruit wine. Slight hints of raisin and toast frame the ripe fruit and add complexity. This is a fun wine with many possible uses. Great match for meats with dark fruit salsas and/or use this wines as a marinade and baste. Venison and game. With lightly sweet desserts or by itself with cheese & fruit at the end of a meal.


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