F or $7 I think this tasting is well worth it (the average bottle price was $16.32). If Dennis knew they were tasting Turley Buck Cobb Zinfandel he’d be over in a heartbeat. These six wines where very nice. The oddest though was the Elicio Grenacha and Syrah. Why odd? These are typically red wine grapes. But together this is a blush wine. Several websites call it a Rosé. Not really sure. I guess you would call it a blush because it’s pink, not red. Kinda like White Zinfandel.
I met Dena, who was attending her first tasting at the Vineyard. She hadn’t finished all six but she told me “I really like the PInot Noir. I think it’s the best so far.” It warmed my heart being a cheap wine bastard. It’s a $7.99 wine.
The Trapiche Oak cask Malbec is unlike any Malbec I’ve ever had. Very dry, very oaky, but very dry. All and all a good little tasting.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, April 22, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, April 23, 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):
- Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc & Viognier 2014
- Fiction White 2014
- Elicio Grenache & Syrah 2015
- Redtree Pinot Noir 2012
- Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2014
- Turley Buck Cobb Zinfandel 2014
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc & Viognier 2014 | Napa Valley, California
With its balanced acidity, this versatile wine pairs well with a number of dishes, from light salads to seafood to, most notably, foods with a hint of spiciness—its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat. Try Chenin Blanc + Viognier with a flavorful Thai curry, a sushi dish, such as a spicy tuna roll, or seared halibut.–From their Website
Fiction White 2014 |
Aromatic and Crisp, white peaches, green mango and honeydew served with greek yogurt. Touch of goose-berry salt taffy and lime sorbet. Think of Camphor candies. 86% Pinot Gris, 7% Chenin Blanc, 4% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Malvasia Bianca. (You need to check out their website. They sell some of their wines in cans.–From their Website
Elicio Grenache & Syrah 2015 | Languedoc, France
You would think a wine made from these 2 red grapes would be red. No, this one is a Rosé. Good summertime wine. Surprisingly full bodied for a Rosé. Website
Redtree Pinot Noir 2012 | California
Our Pinot Noir displays aromas of fresh berries with a hint of oak in the background. This lighter-bodied wine provides elegant cherry flavors on the palate, finishing with soft and supple tannins.–From their Website
Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec 2014 | Argentina
Purple-colored, the nose offers up plum and black cherry notes with a touch of black pepper. The palate is soft and round with ripe, saturated berry flavors. Finishes spicy and full with chewy tannins. Ideal to serve with cheeses, red meats, mushrooms, stew and the typical Argentinian “asado”.–From their Website
Turley Buck Cobb Zinfandel 2014 | California
Planted at 1500 feet on the volcanic, granitic hillside near our new property in Amador, the Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel is an homage to Buck Cobb, owner of the vineyard and from whom we purchased the Karly property.The rocky conditions and more extreme weather (including snow!) in this dry-farmed vineyard make for a hearty, robust Zinfandel.–From their Website