L uckily no one has started a craze of drinking green wine on St. Patty’s Day. Beer yes, wine no. But I think it was the green beer that delaying folks from dropping by Thursday for Wine World’s Third Thursday. I had to hit there early and I found out that it picked up later.
It gave me a chance to enjoy the wines. I really liked the whites this week. My first sip of Amado Sur Torrontes reminded me of a Viognier. Then I noticed it was 10% Viognier. Nice crisp little wine. The Drylands Sauvignon Blanc was one of the “beefier” sauv blancs I’ve had in a while. It has a hint of the grassy edge that New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have but it is not a light tasting wine. It has strong fruit flavors for a Sauv Blanc.
The Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon is aptly named. The Roman god of wine would like this one.
On the cheese table they had Grand Camenbert, Mediterranean Herb and Castello Soft Blue. The average cost of these wines this week were $15, not your average wines. Some were on sale so you might still be able to get some savings.
Next up for Wine World is their Wines of Rhone and Provence seminar hosted by Jean-Pierre Chambas, Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7PM.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Thursday, March 17, 2016 , 5 to 8pm
Cost: $5 fee—$3 rebate with your purchase of one bottle of featured wine.
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):
- Amado Sur Torrontes 2014
- Avinyo Petillant Muscade 2015
- Drylands Sauvignon Blanc 2014
- Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon
- Rickshaw Pinot Noir 2014
- Reunion Malbec 2014
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Amado Sur Torrontes 2014 | Mendoza, Argentina
80% Torrontés, 10% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier. Complex, floral bouquet, notes roses & jasmine, citrus. Lush flavors of white peach, apricot & mild orange. Spicy Thai or Indian dishes.
Avinyo Petillant Muscade 2015 | Penedes, Spain
Bright honeysuckle and almond on the nose. Bracingly dry on the palate, with flavors of lemon peel and a faint brininess. Grilled fish, squid, garlic, white beans, olive oil, tomatoes. Petillant is avi d’agulla, the Catalan name for prickly wine. This vibrant and refreshing wine is the traditional summertime quaffer of the Penedès region of Catalonia, and it’s perfect for drinking out of a porrón.Website Cost: $13.49
Drylands Sauvignon Blanc 2014 | Marlborough, New Zealand
Ripe tropical fruit & herbal flavors, such as passionfruit & citrus. Concentrated flavors & complex crisp mouthwatering finish. Sour-Orange Yucatán Chickens. Spring salad. Roasted fish in lemon-butter sauce. Goat cheese appetizers.
Website Cost: $16.99
Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon | Napa, California
Dark Ripe plum, black currant & blackberry flavors with a touch of mint. Cedar & dusty earth emerge in the long, layered finish. Grilled Quail. Prime rib roast, charcuterie. Burgers with cheese & avocado. Steaks.
Website Cost: $13.49
Rickshaw Pinot Noir 2014 | Lodi, California
Aromas of red cherry, raspberry and vanilla, and a hint of cedar. Red plum & wild strawberry fruit underlie hints of earthy smoke & bright orange zest. Roasted Duck in mushroom sauce. Grilled Salmon. Roast chicken. Stuffed mushrooms.
Website Cost: $14.99
Reunion Malbec 2014 | Mendoza, Argentina
Generous dark berry & plum flavors & a lingering finish. Hints of spice, pepper, fig & cocoa. Enjoy with Beef Stroganoff, Beef or Venison Steaks. Mexican dishes.