W e are so sorry we missed this one. They has some great wines for their First Friday tasting. It was a great way to start the evening before heading over to the Border Bash. This wine tour stopped in France, Spain, California and North Carolina. Mark your calendar for their Third Thursday tasting October 18 from 5-8pm.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Friday, October 5, 2012, 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. Jadot Macon Villages Blanc 2010
  2. Teira Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  3. Shelton Riesling 2011
  4. Le Village du Sud Pinot Noir 2009
  5. Campo Viejo Tempranillo 2010
  6. Ateca Garnacha 2010

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Jadot Macon Villages Blanc 2010
A charming, unoaked Chardonnay from the house of Louis Jadot, a producer of fine burgundies since 1859. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks in order to bring out the zesty fruit flavors of apples, melon, and a hint of citrus. Lively and fun. Aperitif. Seafood, chicken, pork. Classic broiled fish fillet with parsley, lemon juice and new potatoes.
From: Burgundy, France
Winery: Jadot
Year: 2010

Teira Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Aromas of herbs, minerality, lemon zest, and citrus. Flavors of kiwi, grapefruit, and tangerine
balanced with bright acidity and a lingering finish. A beautiful Sauvignon Blanc. Match with
shellfish, calamari, and grilled seafood salads. Herbed roast chicken. Asparagus with parmesan cheese.
Tangy cheeses. From an organic, sustainably farmed vineyard.
From: Dry Creek Valley, California
Winery: Teira
Year: 2011

Shelton Riesling 2011
Aromas are white peach and apricot with a hint of honeysuckle.  Flavors feature white and yellow peach with notes of ripe mango and a trace of minerality.  Fruit flavors are balanced by good acidity giving a refreshing, clean finish.  Delicious aperitif.  Pairs well with smoked trout and rich seafood dishes. Excellent with spicy Asian, Cajun or Indian fare. Stilton with Mango & ginger.

From: Yadkin Valley, North Carolina
Winery: Shelton
Year: 2011

Le Village du Sud Pinot Noir 2009
Medium ruby color with earthy black cherry aromas and a hint of leather. Balanced dark cherry flavors with attractive, slightly dusty tannins. A lovely, light Pinot Noir. Grilled rare tuna steak, lighter meat dishes. Roast turkey. Roast pork with herbs and mushrooms. Serve slightly chilled.

From: Languedoc, France
Winery: Le Village du Sud
Year: 2009

Campo Viejo Tempranillo 2010
Intense ripe red fruit aromas with hints of oak and subtle tones of vanilla and sweet spices. Perfumed flavors, soft and fresh with red fruit, vanilla, and cocoa. Long finish. Versatile food companion. Pairs perfectly with pasta, poultry and lighter cheeses, grilled chicken, paella, tapas, steaks.

From: Rioja, Spain
Winery: Campo Viejo
Year: 2010

Ateca Garnacha 2010
100% Garnacha (Grenache) from old vines.  Bright purple, with aromas of violets, raspberry and black cherry. Juicy  blackberry flavors with hints of black pepper, vanilla, and anise. The 2010 Atteca was sourced from vines that were 80-120 years old. Supple-texture with excellent depth and concentration and plenty of savory fruit. Roast duckling or grilled salmon. Steaks, burgers, sausages, game.  Manchego.
From: Calatayud, Spain
Winery: Bodegas Ateca
Year: 2010

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