O nce again a nice wine tasting featuring six very nice wines.
Where: Wine World, 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
803-279-9522

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 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):

  1. La Tierra de Castilla Finca Venta D. Quijote
  2. La Côte Blanche- Macon-Villages 2012
  3. Sauvion Vouvray 2012
  4. Black Sheep GSM Le Grand Noir 2011
  5. Foppiano Petite Sirah Lot 96, 2010
  6. Cupcake Red Velvet 2011

Here are the detailed wine notes:
La Tierra de Castilla Finca Venta D. Quijote
This delightful Spanish white is lightly herbal with citrus and pear aspects. It also suggests floral and mineral notes, white peaches and honey. This Verdejo is flavorful and zesty with a fresh, crisp finish. The Verdejo grape is becoming better know among American consumers. This Don
Quijote version is a fine example and an inexpensive introduction to Verdejo.  Perfect for seafood and fresh fish. Herbed chicken. Cold zucchini soup tangy cheeses. Broccoli or spinach salads. Cablanca Gouda. Manchego. Appetizers.
From: La Mancha, Spain
Winery: La Tierra de Castilla

La Côte Blanche- Macon-Villages 2012
Fresh aromas of minerality, with apple & floral notes.  This unoaked Chardonnay has bright, intense flavors of apple and pear and a hint of almond. It shows its Burgundy heritage beautifully. Quality at an amazingly low price. A delightful aperitif. Exceedingly food friendly.  Crispy roast chicken. Crab cakes. Broiled fish & butter. Vegetable terrine. Pasta or Risotto with fresh vegetables.  Fresh corn souffle with bacon and Gruyere cheese. Camembert.
From: Burgundy, France
Winery: Caves de Lugny
Year: 2012
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Sauvion Vouvray 2012
A beautiful Loire Valley Chenin Blanc with floral and mineral aromas. Its bright flavors suggest apple, white peach and lime with hints of ginger . Off-dry light and inviting. with a refreshing finish.  Very versatile, pairs well with many foods.  Great aperitif. Pairs with spicy oriental foods, with chicken curries, with creamy dishes, shrimp & crab dishes.  Fruit salads. Matches lightly-sweet desserts, such as fruit tarts and pastries.
From: Loire Valley, France
Winery: Sauvion
Year: 2012

Black Sheep GSM Le Grand Noir 2011
A sensational blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Shiraz and 5% Mourvedre offering intense aromas of licorice, cocoa and spice. Rich and complex with soft tannins, it pairs well with grilled meats, lamb, cheese, roasted vegetables or barbecue.  Gouda with Mediterranean Herbs.
From: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Winery: Black Sheep
Year: 2011

Foppiano Petite Sirah Lot 96, 2010
A full-fruit “PETS” with aromas and flavors of black cherry and blackberry with hints of blueberry. Tannins are soft and supple. Nicely balanced with a long finish.  A beauty from a family- owned and operated winery traditionally known as a guardian of Petite Sirah and one of its best producers.  Enjoy with grilled meats, flat bread pizza, and aged cheeses.  Sausages with peppers and mushrooms. Portobellos stuffed with blue cheese. Cheddar. Aged Gouda.
From: Russian River Valley, California
Winery: Foppiano
Year: 2010

Cupcake Red Velvet 2011
A fruity, appealing blend of Zinfandel (mostly),  Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Petite Sirah. Rich and smooth with blackberry notes and notes of chocolate and hints of coconut. Luscious with a creamy texture from the winemaker’s use of oak. Not sweet, yet not completely dry. We’ve had a number of  requests for Red Velvet.  Here ’tis –at a very good price! Beef burgers, steaks. Enjoy with BBQ short ribs or a  blackberry reduction sauce over filet mignon, pork loin or venison.
From: California
Winery: Cupcake Vineyards
Year: 2011

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