R oger let Emile’s make the picks for this Weekend’s Tasting. Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th, he also picked some good brews to sample as well.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, March 17, 2017, 5-7PM. Saturday, March 18, 2017, 5 to 7 pm.
Cost: TBA
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):

  1. Crios Torrontes 2013
  2. Irony “Black” Pinot Noir 2014
  3. Prophecy Pinot Noir 2015
  4. Domaine Veneur Les Champauvins CDR 2013
  5. Bancal Del Bosc 2014
  6. Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2014

The Beer Line Up:

  1. Harp Larger
  2. Kilkenny Irish Beer
  3. Smithwicks Ale
  4. Guinness Extra Stout

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Crios Torrontes 2013 | Argentina
100% Torrentes is hand-harvested. Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of white pear, white flowers and citrus fruit. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavours that keep you coming back for another sip. Plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavours. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry.
Pairing: Best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses and seafood (especially crab, prawns, raw and marinated fish). It’s also a delicious wine to pair with Asian food and sushis and a surprising partner with goat cheese.–From their Website
Irony “Black” Pinot Noir 2014 | Monterey, California
Irony Black Pinot Noir opens with robust aromas of black cherry, plum, licorice and subtle hints of vanilla. Concentrated flavors of rich, dark fruit and blackberry jam are wrapped in layers of toasted oak and barrel spice. Full bodied with soft but filling tannins, this modern Pinot Noir showcases balanced acidity with a lush, lingering finish. Enjoy on its own or paired with roasted duck, char-grilled steak or eggplant roulade. Website
Prophecy Pinot Noir 2015 | California
Prophecy Pinot Noir showcases the best of California. Upon the first swirl, this Pinot Noir delights the senses with a bouquet of toasted oak and ripe raspberry. Plush and smooth, the mouthfeel is round and filled with luscious layers of red cherry and strawberry that are complemented by notes of brown spice. Website
Domaine Veneur Les Champauvins CDR 2013 | France
Intense, brilliant garnet-red colour. It reveals lovely fruit, loads of body and a heady bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries cherry liqueur, currants, and spice box. Full-bodied and dense, it tastes more like a “baby Châteauneuf” than a Côtes du Rhône.
A complete wine, rich and elegant, thanks to the harmony of all the elements which make it up.–From their Website
Bancal Del Bosc 2014 | Spain
Intense garnet red with purple reflections. Good aromatic intensity with a predominance of red fruits, accompanied by herbal notes and fine spicy and balsamic touches. Full-flavored and fleshly. Unctuous, fruity sensation, spicy and a pleasant freshness. Persistent finish. Website
Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2014 | Italy
This wine, produced in limited quantity, is the result of a special selection made by Leopoldo Franceschi, owner of Tenuta Il Poggione, from the winery’s Rosso di Montalcino barrels.
Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi ages in large barrels and barriques for 12 months, before being aged in the bottle.
Wine of undisputed class and elegance, it has a deep ruby red colour, with aromas of red and dark berries, underwood and sweet spices. It is rich and complex on the palate, but elegant at the same time, with velvety tannins and a very persistant finish. 100% Sangiovese Website
Harp Larger | Dublin, Ireland
Ireland- Euro Pale Lager- This golden-amber colored lager offers slightly sweet malt aromas with some floral hop scents. It is medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel, a good anytime lager.
Kilkenny Irish Beer | Dublin, Ireland
Kilkenny is a nitrogenated Irish cream ale from the makers of Guinness, which originated in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Smithwicks Ale | Dublin, Ireland
While we have been brewing since 1710, it wasn’t until 1827, with the easing of penal laws, Edmund Smithwick was able to put his name above the gates of his Kilkenny brewery. We celebrate this moment with our award winning Pale Ale, inspired by old recipes from the brewery that’s fruity, grassy and full of flavour.
A more complex session ale brewed with aromatic Amarillo hops for a fuller, fruitier flavour. Smithwick’s Pale Ale is a grand gold winner of the 2015 monde selection awards.
Website
Guinness Extra Stout | Dublin, Ireland
As deep as Guinness Extra Stout’s color is its taste. Crisp barley cuts through hops. A bite draws you in, bold flavors linger. Bitter marries sweet. A rich, refreshing taste. Brewed with skill. Built to last.Website

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