S tarting out the new year with new hours for their tastings, ow on Friday and Saturdays from 5-7pm. They have the same great wine selection and there’s always those great nibbles. This week Roger featured wines that made 90 points or better from the various tasting guides. The average price on these wines is $19.50. So whatever Roger is charging this week it should be worth it.
As usual they had great great nibbles.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, January 13, 2017, 5-7PM. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5 to 7 pm.
Cost: $TBA
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see more):

  1. Tenshen White Blend 2015
  2. Vina Cobos Felino Chardonnay
  3. Vina Cobos Felino Malbec
  4. Matchbook “The Arsonist” Red Blend
  5. Louis M Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
  6. Vina Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Tenshen White Blend 2015 | Santa Barbara County, California
92 points! #31 on the list. Aromas of tangerine and ripe melon lead to flavors of peach and apricot. Balanced acidity and juicy honeysuckle accent the finish with a hint of hazelnut. Rhone Style White Blend: Viognier, Rousanne, Grenache Blanc & Chardonnay. –From their Website
Website. Cost: $19.99
Vina Cobos Felino Chardonnay | Mendoza, Argentina
A Paul Hobbs production! Wine Spectator 90 pointer. Pure pale gold with green hues in the glass. Fascinating notes of Bosc pear, white peaches, passion fruit and pineapple, beautifully accompanied by orange blossom, white flowers and subtle notes of bread crust. On the mouth, it shows a creamy texture, good volume and bright acidity. An elegant chardonnay with a great bouquet, balanced and persistent. –From their Website. Cost: $19.99
Vina Cobos Felino Malbec | Mendoza, Argentina
A Paul Hobbs production! James Suckling’s 91 pointer. Deep red color with violet and blue tones, this exquisite malbec displays aromas of white flowers and black fruits along with notes of white pepper and cloves. Elegant and balanced, delights the palate with hints of licorice and chocolate as presents broad and smooth with firm tannins that lead to a persistent finish.
The label design is inspired by the indigenous art of Argentine inhabitants living thousands of years ago.–From their Website
Website Cost: $19.99
Matchbook “The Arsonist” Red Blend | Lake County, California
Wine Enthusiast gave this baby a 90 Point rating. In the glass, The Arsonist 2014 Red Blend is a rich plum color. It reveals alluring aromas of black currant,cranberry and mocha that intermingle with spice and black pepper. Sweet wild berry fruit flavors on the entry, dry as the wine progresses across the palate. An opulent and luscious wine with the essence of dried blueberries and juicy plum that seamlessly transition to a lengthy finish with hints of dark chocolate and truffle tannins. The Arsonist 2014 Red Blend is a towering affirmation that we all must sometimes play with fire.
–From their Website. Cost: $19.99
Louis M Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon | California
Garnered a rating from Robert Parker of 90 Points. Our Louis M. Martini 2014 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon wine reflects the best of the warm, narrow Dry Creek Valley and the hot yet wind-cooled Alexander Valley. Together, these unique features create a rich, superbly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with copious yet supple tannins.
Those tannins make the young wine approachable but will still give it enough texture to age gracefully. This vintage had a long, calm growing season, helping create elevated and concentrated flavors that include wild berries, plum, licorice and mocha. The full-bodied and mouth-coating feel on the palate leads to a long, graceful finish with tones of intense fruit, dried herbs and cedar inside firm structure.–From their Website Cost: $16.99
Vina Cobos Felino Cabernet Sauvignon |
Another Paul Hobbs production! Wine Spectator & James Suckling gave this a 91 point rating.
An exquisitely balanced cabernet sauvignon to be highlighted. Its spicy and fruity character outstands. The intense ruby red color anticipates a complex, appealing wine. On the nose, the freshness of the red fruit and the herbal notes like freshly cut grass complements the spicy notes of black pepper, clove and cinnamon, as well cedar and tobacco. Great freshness on the palate, good acidity, sweet tannins and great intensity for a very well-integrated wine with a persistent finish. –From their Website. Cost: $19.99

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