I t was like the proverbial elephant in the room. There were lots of nice wines being tasted but everyone was talking about Wine World closing in February. In a nutshell they are losing their lease. That doesn’t tell the whole story but in the end the result is the same. They will still be having tastings and seminars but the end is near.
As for the wines I really liked the Burgans Albarino on the white table and the Sartori Pinot Noir on the red table. Back at the cheese table they had the Barely Buzzed expression laced cheese, Beecher’s Flagship and Extra Aged Gouda (which I really like).
Next up for Wine World is a “Zonin” wine seminar Friday night. It will feature some great Italian wines. And First Friday tasting on Dec. 7th
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 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):
- Biscaye Baie Sauvignon Blanc 2017
- Domaine Vetriccie Corse Blanc 2017
- Burgans Albarino 2017
- Sartori Pinot Noir 2015
- Michele Chiarlo “Le Orme” Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2015
- Sterling West Coast Cabernet 2016
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Here are the detailed wine notes:
Biscaye Baie Sauvignon Blanc 2017 | Gascony, France
Lightly tropical as well as herbal, this wine is crisp and bright. Its acidity and fresh kiwi and gooseberry flavors are balanced by a touch of pineapple and topped with intense, young acidity.
Domaine Vetriccie Corse Blanc 2017 | Corsica, France
Aromas of citrus fruits dazzle the senses. This wine is mineral and rich, yet lively as it hits the palate. It develops into a rich, smooth and unctuous mouthfeel. The finish is long and sustained with the perfect amount of acidity. Salads, Shellfish and Fish ‘ a la plancha’, and Goat’s Milk Cheeses.
Burgans Albarino 2017 | Rias Baixas, Spain
A bright greenish yellow color with golden highlights. A uniquely fruity aroma where the variety is clearly appreciated, highlighting hints of ripe apples, apricots, and peach aromas. It is rich, mellow and well-balanced. The aftertaste is fully rounded and off dry on the palate with juicy fruit flavors, clean acidity and a long, mineral-dominated finish. 91pts Decanter
Sartori Pinot Noir 2015 | Lombardy, Italy
Bright ruby with shades of violet. Alluring aromas of black-cherry jam, cloves, and chocolate with hints of spice and vanilla. Elegantly balanced with rich fruit flavors and good acidity. A long finish with light almond notes. Ideal with roast lamb, grilled salmon, poultry dishes, and aged cheese. Website
Michele Chiarlo “Le Orme” Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2015 | Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Garnet in color, the wine is medium bodied and robust with rich, ripe cherries, currant, and earth on the nose and an elegant palate. Chicken Scallopini with Sage and Wild Mushrooms, Farfalle Pasta with Pork Sausage and Broccoli Rabe and Grilled or Roasted Red Meats. 90pts Vinous. Website
Sterling West Coast Cabernet 2016 | California
Dark in color with red purple hues. On the nose aromas of mocha, boysenberry, currant, cooked blackberry, toasted vanilla. The palate is a crowd pleaser with clove, lavender, blueberry that leads into a long and seamless finish of black plum and mocha. Website