T ime for Third Thursday. Six wines were featured, 3 white and 3 red. One holiday standout was the Conde De Subirats Brut Cava. And don’t forget those great cheeses.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5 to 8 pm
Cost: $5, with $2 rebate on the purchase of 1 bottle of the featured wines.
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):
- Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio
- Conde De Subirats Brut Cava
- Scarpetto Frico Bianco
- Waterbrook Merlot
- Barbanera Toscana Sangiovese IGT
- Awning Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio | Sonoma, California
Aromas of nectarine, lime, melon, honeysuckle flavors of lemon, white peach, honeydew melon. A clean, with refreshing acidity with a round mouthfeel and a crisp, lingering finish. perfect as an apéritif, seafood salad, pan-seared scallops, Asian cuisine.
Conde De Subirats Brut Cava | Catalonia, Spain
55% Macabeo, 40% Parellada, 5% Chardonnay grown in the heart of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, the birthplace of Cava, tastes of lettuce, dried apple, white pepper and salty brine. A dry, lightly salty finish. smoked salmon bread crisps, seafood paella, veggie tempura.
Scarpetto Frico Bianco | Della Venzia, Italy
70% Friulano and 30% Chardonnay, aromas of fresh cut white flowers and crisp apple, the palate is crisp and clean with medium weight. Pairs with grilled fish, green vegetables and salad.
Waterbrook Merlot | Columbia, Washington
Distinct aromas of black plums and fresh tobacco leaf are followed by spicy cocoa notes, medium tannins and a long, silky finish of dark fruit and coffee. Grilled Steak with Portabella Mushrooms, Rosemary Pork Chops, Pasta with Red Sauce.
Barbanera Toscana Sangiovese IGT | Tuscany, Italy
A bouquet rich in violets, pure black fruits and delicate perceptions of vanilla and toasty oak. jammy favors of ripe plums, cherries, and red fruit light first courses, round tannins that linger in long, peppery finish. roasted or broiled meat, homemade pizza, Pesto sauce, fresh cheeses.
Awning Estate Cabernet Sauvignon | Colchagua, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Syrah 15%, Merlot 3%, Petit Verdot 1% aromas of ripe berry notes, raspberries and blackberries coffee and tobacco, from the ageing on oak. mouth-filling, intense and silky at the same time, harmonic tannins, refined after taste game, pork, lamb and rich meats, as well as rich stews and cheeses.