I stopped by on my way to have dinner with the family at Antonios. Nice little tasting. I was very impressed with the Darcie Kent Grüner Veltliner. I think I could enjoy this during the summer. The Herdade do Esporao Alandra Rosé had very nice body. Shame we didn’t have this one at a recent Rosé tasting we had.
At the red table I enjoyed all three but the Aguaribay Malbec was my favorite. The cheeses were great as usual, made even nicer by the evening’s cheese girl, Anna Sheets: Castello Dill Havarti, Smith’s Farmstead Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Gouda and Clawson’s Cotsworld (double Glouchester with rehydrated onions and freeze-dried chives.)
Next up for Wine World is their Beer Tasting on Saturday, May 14, from 4-7PM.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Friday, May 6, 2016, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines.
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Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):
- Darcie Kent Grüner Veltliner 2011
- Herdade do Esporao Alandra Rosé 2015
- Piquitos Moscato 2015
- Fontana Candida Rosso Roma 2013
- Aguaribay Malbec 2014
- Concannon Founder’s Petite Sirah 2014
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Darcie Kent Grüner Veltliner 2011 | Monterey, California
Pale golden color. Aromas of baked kiwi, & white peppercorn. Supple & dry-yet-fruity on the palate. Medium body with nice minerality. A tangy, green apple, citrus & grass-accented finish. Pad Thai, Chicken Fajitas Shrimp in a Butter-Garlic sauce. Pasta with Spring Veggies. Website Cost: $17.99
Herdade do Esporao Alandra Rosé 2015 | Alentejo, Portugal
Fabulous rosé packed with lovely strawberry & red currant fruit. Crisp & dry. Great food wine. Tapas. Seafood. Fine Charcuterie & cold cuts. Strawberries with cream. Website Cost: $9.99
Piquitos Moscato 2015 | Valentino, Italy
Very lightly sweet with slight effvervescence. Fruit & floral notes suggest mandarin peel, honeysuckle & orange blossom. Pork Loin with Mango/Orange Glaze. Crepes with fruit. Website Cost: $10.99
Fontana Candida Rosso Roma 2013 | Lazio, Italy
Montepulciano, Cesanese, Syrah, Intense aroma of wild berries with slightly spicy notes.Appealing fruity flavor, velvety tannins. Lasagna. Canneloni, Walnuts & Sage. Pizza . urgers, Grilled Herbed Pork.
Grapes: Montepulciano, Cesanese, Syrah.
Aguaribay Malbec 2014 | Mendoza, Argentina
Dark, rich blueberry, cherry & raspberry aromas & flavors. black fruit flavors. Grilled Baby Back Ribs. Paella. Steaks & Chimichurri Sauce. Braised Lamb Shanks. A favorite at Wine World. Website Cost: $13.99
Concannon Founder’s Petite Sirah 2014 | Livermore, California
Full-bodied, rich wine with soft, full tannins. Flavors of cherry, dark berry & blueberry. Notes of chocolate, cassis & toasty, creamy oak. Roast Duck. Goulash. Chili. Prime Rib. Concannon was the first winery to bottle Petite Sirah as a varietal wine. They have been Petite Sirah specialists for decades. Crowd-pleaser! Website Cost: $11.99