I t was a good way to start off September. Wine World’s First Friday tasting featured six wines.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC

When: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, 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. Encostas Do Lima Vinho Verde 2016
  2. Domaine Delsol Picpoul 2015
  3. Sisters Forever Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
  4. Bonny Doon “I Am Not Drinking Any $%&*#! Merlot” 2015
  5. Barnard Griffin Rob’s Red Blend 2014
  6. Hardy’s Oomoo Shiraz 2013

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Encostas Do Lima Vinho Verde 2016 | Portugal
80% Loureiro and 20% Trajadura, fresh, crisp, lively with a touch of spritz. aromas of stone fruit and lime. Stone fruit and lime blossoms. Fresh, crisp, lively with a touch of spritz. With low alcohol, it is best as an aperitif or with seafood. young goats cheese, spring vegetable frittata, poached trout and cucumber, grilled sardines.
Domaine Delsol Picpoul 2015 | Languedoc, France
Scents of yellow apple, floral aromatics, crisp dry palate, balanced by acidity and fresh, citrus zest, dried hay and orange peel, citrus pith, melon rind and saline. Oysters, Mahi Mahi, Salad topped with strawberries and goat cheese.
Sisters Forever Unoaked Chardonnay 2015 | Central Coast, California
Ripe poached pears and lemon syrup aromas, flavors of yellow-apple, grapefruit, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, butter, toffee, and honeydew melon soft creamy mid palate and a delectable crisp finish. Salmon fish cakes, Caesar salad, Chicken Makhani.
Bonny Doon “I Am Not Drinking Any $%&*#! Merlot” 2015 | California
76% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 5% Syrah, 1% Grenache and 1% Mourvedre. Aromas of wild strawberry, licorice, and gingerbread with flavors ofdark cherry, plum, blackberry compote, cigar box, smoked cherry, dried meat, dark spice and black pepper. Lamb and rosemary, pizza with Italian sausage, grilled vegetables. Website
Barnard Griffin Rob’s Red Blend 2014 | Columbia Valley, Washington
This delicious red blend features a dense, rich mouthfeel laced with alluring notes of cherry, plum and dark chocolate. Intriguing accents of oak spice, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg 53% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, and 6% Malbec milk chocolate, black cherry, dark plum and vanilla bean aromas. flavors of cherry juice and chocolate-covered almonds, easy tannins that finish with red currant acidity. barbecue, flank steak, pork loin.
Hardy’s Oomoo Shiraz 2013 | McLaren Vale, Australia
Nose of ripe red berries, violets, dark chocolate, vanillin oak. A full palate, concentrated plum spice with soft, fine tannins. Flavours of black cherry and plum, chocolate, and a fine, lingering finish. Grilled Sausage, Chili Colorado, Portabella Lentil Salad.


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