T his was what I needed. I great little tasting that helped me end the day. I was running a bit behind as usual but after sampling the >Trivento Torrontés and the Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon I took a breath and relaxed.
I point out these two wines because I especially like them but I liked all of them tonight. I was taken back a bit by the Mosen Cleto Crianza because of its unusual bottle. “Frosted” is the only way I can describe it. The bottle is speckled with a light brown texture that I guess mimics dust in an old cellar. I really like the taste of this wine.
On the cheese table you couldn’t go wrong with the Cablanca, El Greco Machego and the Orange Windmill Mediterranean Herb.
Next up for Wine World is the Frescobaldi Tasting Seminar next Friday night (July 24). This one will be real good. Michael Simmons is a great wine tasting guide.
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Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5 to 8pm
Cost: $5 fee—$3 rebate with your purchase of one bottle of featured wine
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):
- Berger Grüner Veltliner 2014
- Trivento Torrontés 2014
- Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc 2014
- Jerome Quiot QEF Red 2009
- Mosen Cleto Crianza 2011
- Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Trivento Torrontés 2014 | Mendoza, Argentina
Enticing perfumed floral aromas with hints of peach and orange. (Spicy character slightly reminiscent of Muscat & Gewurztraminer) Crisp & dry. Wonderful with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses. Seafood. Smoked salmon. Salads & vinaigrette. Spicy Thai food.
Berger Grüner Veltliner 2014 | Kremstal, Austria
100% Grüner Veltliner, the iconic Austrian grape. “Fresh and expressive, with citrus, floral and mineral flavors that linger in the mouth. It practically invites you to have a second glass.”–Eric Asimov, The New York Times *** “Best White Wine for Under $10”. So fresh & inviting Terrific summertime wine. A Wine World favorite.
Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc 2014 | Marlborough, New Zealand
“Enormous aromatics of grapefruit, lychee and lemongrass…bright tropical fruits with a lime zest finish & hints of passion fruit.” Aperitif. Oysters, Sashimi, Seared tuna salad with wasabi dressing.
Jerome Quiot QEF Red 2009 | Rhone, France
Syrah predominantly. The color is dark red with purples tints. Aromas of red and black berries; full flavors; elegant tannins & a long finish on the palate. Steaks, Tex Mex, tapas and barbecues dishes, herb-crusted lamb rack, Lebanese stuffed eggplant. Stuffed mushrooms.
Steaks & Burgers. The appellation is IGP Mediterrannee. (Vin de Pays) The Quiot family is one of our favorite Rhone area producers. There is top quality and appeal in all the wines and properties of the Quiot family.
Mosen Cleto Crianza 2011 | Spain
Red ruby color. brilliant. 75% Grenache, 25% Tempranillo Complex aromas include rich, ripe fruit with notes of dried fruit, oak, toast & spice Lamb Shepherd’s pie. Corned Beef. Herbed Meatballs. Grilled chicken with Mediterranean herbs & saffron. A good red for warmer weather.
Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | California
“Dark red in color with aromas of currant and plum and wonderful hints of mocha and coffee on the palate. Fruit forward with a supple mouthfeel and medium body.” Blackberry & dark chocolate notes. Light oak. Seared Tuna, Cioppino. Roast Duck. Steaks & Burgers. Dark Chocolate.