Friday afternoon tasters
Friday afternoon tasters

S topped by on Friday afternoon and make it a very fast tasting. I had things to do, like take my beautiful wife to dinner. Actually she accompanied me.
The Sea Mist Sauvignon Blanc is unlike any Sauv Blanc I’ve had in a while. I would swear it was a riesling or a moscato. This was one sweet wine for a Sauv Blanc. Another taster, Laurel, said the same thing. Wasn’t what I was expecting.
The SeaGlass Rosè is also something I wasn’t expecting considering it came from Pinot Noir grapes. I really like it.
I think my favorites were the Rock & Vine Three Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon and the Montoya Napa Cabernet Sauvignon but then again I was more in the mood for reds.

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It was good to see some old friends and meet some new ones. Also, on the Flying Nymph wines Roger was offering them at $6.99 rather than the usual $12.99 price.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, July 8, 2016, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, July 9, 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Cost: $6
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):

  1. Sea Mist Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  2. Flying Nymph White 2013
  3. SeaGlass Rosè 2015
  4. Flying Nymph Red 2013
  5. Rock & Vine Three Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  6. Montoya Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The Beer Line Up:

  1. Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Sea Mist Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2011 | Russian River Valley, California
Sea Mist Vineyards is collaboration between Phil Laramore a long time Sommelier from Colorado and Craig Handly, the consulting winemaker.A lovely Sauvignon Blanc that shows how well the variety grows in the Russian River Valley. It’s dry and crisp in acidity, with rich, honeyed flavors of green apples, peaches, sweet lemons and vanilla. The Sea Mist name is used by 2 different wineries, one in Oregon that makes cranberry wine and this one described above. Their website doesn’t work so I can’t be for sure they exist anymore. But they have their wines at the Vineyard. Website Cost: $14.99
Flying Nymph White 2013 | California
Our intrepid traveler alights in Paso Robles on an oasis where the air, light, and vines beckon to renew and refresh, where kismet has led us to till a dream. Idealistic and visionary, our Flying Nymph celebrates freedom on this romantic flight of fancy. We invite you to share the journey and discover the essence of our wine. 65% Roussanne / 35% Marsanne. Aged and fermented in stainless steel. No malolactic fermentation. Website Cost: $12.99
SeaGlass Rosè 2015 | Monterey County, California
SeaGlass Rosè, 100% Pinor Noir, is fresh and pure, a beautiful reflection of Monterey’s unsullied coastal terroir. An irresistible pale pink color in the glass, this wine offers a gorgeous fragrance of wild strawberries mixed with dried rose petals. On the palate, bright, juicy cherry and ripe raspberry flavors are balanced by refreshing acidity and a crisp, clean finish. Vibrant and elegant, a glass is especially delightful on sunny afternoons and warm, balmy evenings. It’s a wonderfully food friendly wine, and pairs exceptionally well with prosciutto and melon, crab cakes with spicy aioli, and fresh berries served with light cheeses. Website Cost: $10.99
Flying Nymph Red 2013 | Paso Robles, California
On the nose it has strawberry, fresh red cherry, wild blueberry, red licorice, baking spice and tart raspberry. On the palate it is a medium bodied, with smooth, soft tannins, bright acidity, cherry, cranberry, dried raspberry, herbed tea. Pair it with turkey, pizza, pork, salads, fruit. Website Cost: $12.99
Rock & Vine Three Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Central Coast, California
The 2013 Rock & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon shines a deep, vibrant ruby color in the glass. The nose is a lovely, layered blend of blueberry, creme de cassis, and sweet vanilla. The mouth is engaging from the first sip with a charming mix of candied cherry, ripe blueberries, root beer, and milk chocolate. The tannins are long and soft, and the lengthy finish shows sweet, toasty oak lingering in your mouth long after the sip is gone. Enjoy this ace-in-the-hole Cabernet with your grandma’s four cheese lasagna, or grilled pork sausages served with roasted sweet potatoes and a Caesar salad. –Molly Lyman, winemaker. Website. Cost: $12.99. Grapes: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec.
Montoya Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 | Napa Valley, California
This elegant and smooth offering from the heart of Napa Valley displays an abundance of blackberry, plum and currant flavors tempered by a hint of toasty oak. A great value for a wine from this prestigious region. Match with grilled steak, lamb or sausage. Cost: $19.99
Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager | Abita Springs, Lousiana
Abita Strawberry Harvest is a lager brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. Real Louisiana strawberry juice is added after filtration resulting in a crisp lager with a sweet strawberry flavor, aroma and haze. It is wonderful with desserts or lighter fare such as salads and pastas. Fresh cheeses such as Burrata, chèvre, Crescenza, mozzarella or Teleme pair well with Strawberry Harvest. –From their WebsiteAt 4.2% you can sip more than 1. Website Cost: $8.99 a pack

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