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WINE CLUB Selections October 2018

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Domaine Delalex Marin Clos de Pont 2014
100% Chasselas, Single Vineyard
Savoie is in the foothills of the Alps south of Lake Geneva near the border with Switzerland. Marin is a sub-appelation of the Savoie region. The Chasselas grape is thought to originate there. Chasselas produces a dry clean, acidic wine. These wines are known for there age-ability and this wine in particular is held at least a year before it’s released. I found a few quotes from Chasselas producers “It’s not easy to make a very light wine, but it is a wine that has something to say”, “unique freshness and elegance, and it is very delicate. It doesn’t make you tired when you drink it”, “expresses the minerality of the soils where it comes from, and the microclimate”. Look for deep but subtle complexity in this wine. It will be great with light to medium cheeses, almost any fresh lightly seasoned seafood, and perfect with or as a base for Fondue, Enjoy!

Descendientes de Jose Palacios “Petalos” 2015 Bierzo, Spain
This wine is made mostly from a grape called Mencia, which we believe originates in Portugal. Bierzo is in the upper left of Spain just above Portugal, it may be indigenous to the region. read the “Wine Advocate” review below for more info on the blend:
92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The entry level 2015 Pétalos del Bierzo, their regional wine, in the new official category that will start working in the appellation from the 2017 vintage, a blend of many different vineyards planted with field blends, where the breakdown might come to some 5% white varieties (Valenciana/Doña Blanca, Godello and Palomino/Jerez) and around 1% other reds (Pan y Carne, Negrada and Gran Negro), all from vines ranging between 40 and 90 years of age on slopes (half of the grapes around the village of Corullón and the remainder in the rest of Bierzo). It’s a showy, approachable, aromatic and open version of Pétalos, and as I tasted it later on in the season, it felt more polished and round, with a lush texture. It’s extremely aromatic, in a way similar to the 2012. This is always one of the best values not only of Bierzo but for the whole of Spain. (LG) 92+”
So yes, a field blend of mostly Mencia and a few other grapes, all old vines, but more importantly, what’s in the glass is absolutely delicious!, A little hint of lavender and cocao in the nose, with a palette of big, lush, velvety, dark fruit leading to a little “cigarbox” and substantial but not overpowering tannins. This wine will age well! We enjoyed it with grilled steak and it shone brightly! Yum!

Here’s the price structure of WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 total and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 total and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 total and you also receive four FREE Riedel glasses
All WINE CLUB members get a discount on Wine Tasting Seminars at Wine World (usually $5)
WINE CLUB members get a 15% Case discount when you pick up your club wines, since you are picking up 2 you only need to pick 10 more wines to make a case!
 
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Classical Wines of Spain, Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday, October 19th, 2018, 7 pm

with Lisa Bonet of “Classical Wines”
Classical Wines has since the early 80s has focused on importing wines from quality, individual family vineyards of Spain. Lisa will be our guide as we sample ten classic Spanish wines from Cava to Rioja, Albarino, Godello, Mencia, a sherry made from the Pedro Ximenez grape harvested in 1988, among others. Lisa will share stories about the families that make these wines, their histories, and how they are produced.
We’ll taste ten wines with a midway break for tasty tidbits.

Space is limited. Reserve now!

The Wines:
Mont Marcal Brut Rosé
Mont Marcal Brut “Extremarium”
Peza do Rei Godello, 2017
Legado del Conde Albariño, 2017
Bodegas Carchelo “C” Jumilla Red Blend, 2016
Peza do Rei Mencia, 2016
Vina Magna “Seis Meses”, 2016
Vina Magna Crianza, 2011
Valenciso Rioja Reserva, 2011
Albala Gran Reserva PX, 1988

Reserve now! The number of places is limited.
$30 paid reservation. ($25 for Wine Club Members)
$35 at the door, if places are available.
Attendees will receive a Riedel glass

Call us at 803 279 9522 to reserve your space using your credit card,
or Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
to pay with a check, cash, or credit card

Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

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Telephone: 803-279-9522

First Friday October 5th, 2018 Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
Only $5, with a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
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Wine World Wines October 5th 2018:

Tricky Rabbit Sauvignon Blanc/Carmenere 2017 Maule Valley, Chile
90% Sauvignon Blanc 10% Carménère. Fresh citrus notes mingled with pineapple and fresh herbs. Nice acidity, balanced mouthfeel, citrus & mineral finish.

Zestos Blancos Old Vines Malvar 2016 Madrid, Spain
This full-bodied, fresh, crisp white will turn your head with its assertive stone fruit, white peach and fresh apricot aromas and fresh, easy drinking character. Zestos Blanco will pair excellently with wrapped sandwiches, sushi, chicken kabobs, chicken burritos and just about any fresh shellfish or seafood you can think of, especially swordfish, sea bass and monkfish.

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2016 California
Crisp and tangy, with a green-apple aroma, vivid apple and lime flavors and lively acidity. Grilled Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Fried Clams, Sweet n’ Sour Shrimp, barbecue eel sashimi.

Castel Del Lupo Pinot Noir 2016 Oltrepò Pavese, Italy
Organic. Pronounced, warm, ripe, black-fruited, spicy and complex aromas. Lively acidity offsets the ripe wild plum and bramble fruit and the palate combines concentration, delicacy and structure. A great match with rich pasta dishes and middle aged cheeses.

Lucien Lardy 2015 “Vignes de 1951” 2017 Beaujolais, France
Crimson red robe with purple tints. The nose is very fruity with blackcurrant notes. In the palate, the wine is also fruity, supple with a bright and mineral finish. Country pate, cured meats, cheese, pasta, mexican and/or asian dishes.

Sassoregale Sangiovese 2016 Tuscany, Italy
Its color is a bright ruby red. On the nose, it is clean and precise, with hints of morello cherries, wild berries and a moderate spiciness. On the palate it reveals a full-bodied, assertive flavor, which expresses both great intensity and elegance. Ideal with grilled red meats, bur also with matured salt pork products or the traditional sheep’s milk cheeses of Tuscany.

Third Thursday September 20th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
Only $5, with a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
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Wine World Wines Thursday September 20th, 2018:

Château La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé

The color is pale pink fuchsia, very bright. The nose is frank, lively, expressive, on white flowers and citrus fruits (pink grapefruit). The palate is fresh and the gooseberry meets again the grapefruit. A wine of great freshness and easy pleasure!
A versatile companion to many styles of cuisine. Enjoy with cheeses and fruit or pair with salmon dishes, poultry in light to medium weight sauces, and fresh salads.

Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino 2017

Pale yellow in color, this wine is delightfully fresh with an intense fruit forward bouquet of exotic fruit and spices typical of the Mediterranean coast. On the palate, it is fresh and crisp with well-balanced acidity and a clean finish. Lovely as an aperitif. Also ideal with seafood, salads, sandwiches and vegetable dishes.

Cline North Coast Viognier 2017

Cline Viognier shows juicy tropical fruit, fresh apricot and notes of mandarin orange and grapefruit. It’s luscious and fullbodied with a slight crisp acidity.
Viognier can be a tricky grape to grow. It buds early and is susceptible to frost. The grape has a thick skin and benefits from a long ripening period to develop full flavors. Vines bask in the sun during the day but experience cool nighttime temperatures contributing to the wine’s fullbody weight and nice acidity.

Via Revolucionaria Bonarda Pura 2017 La Arboleda, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza

This 100% Carbonic Macerated Bonarada was harvested separately at 4 different times and then blended together. A seductively perfumed nose evokes musky dank fruits of blueberry, cherry, and raspberry. The vibrant, fruit dominated nose, leads to a soft and round mid palate, held together by firm tannins and bright acidity.

Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Paso Robles, California

This wine displays blueberry, black cherry, and currant flavors with nuances of licorice, violets and cigar box all wrapped together with a dash of vanilla and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, well-balanced, with soft tannins, this wine shows tremendous dimension, with a seamless finish that lingers throughout the palate.

Casir dos Santos Avatar Malbec 2017 Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

Presents a vibrant red color with glints of bordeaux. Great aromatic intensity. It expresses in a very fresh way, with red fruits and a remarkable sweetness. In the mouth it’s balanced with round and sweet tannins, rich and with a marked acidity.

WINE CLUB Selections September 2018

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Argyros Estate Atlantis White 2016 Santorini, Greece

Produced on the Volcanic Island Santorini, this wine is made from 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani, 5% Athiri. These vines were never affected by the Phylloxera louse, which destroyed vines all over the world in the late 1800s. The solution to the Phylloxera problem is to graft European vines (vitus vinifera) onto American rootstock (vitus labrusco) which is impervious to the louse. While most vines around the world are grafted these vines are all on their original rootstock. The vines are between 30 and 150 years old and are trained and woven into baskets on the ground called “kouloura” (do a google image search!)

This wine really has unique flavors, crisp and acidic with full round fruit and nice complexity, I love it!

This will go wonderfully with any seafood, I’m suddenly craving Mussels…

From the producer: “Crystal-clear yellow color, distinctively flavored with citrus overtones. The relatively high acidity of Asyrtico gives it a crisp freshness, while the vineyard’s extremely low yield offers body, structure and substance.”

Critical Acclaim
Wine & Spirits 90pts
An assyrtiko blended with small amounts of athiri and aidani, this is earthy and saline, with a touch of nuttiness that gives it a sun-warmed feeling. Gravelly and firm, it ends searingly dry, cleansed by a crisp, citrusy acidity.

Domaine Gauby Calcinaires 2015 Côtes du Roussillon-Villages

Black Grenache 15% Vines of about ten years, Carignan 10% of twenty years, Mourvèdre 25% Vines of about ten years, Syrah 50% Vines of about ten years
Grown on Limestone, clay – limestone, schists, made with all natural wild yeasts, this wine feels incredibly natural and beautiful on the palate. There’s a term “garrigue” that is used to describe the flavor of the scrubland in the south of France, this wine has it in spades! Côtes du Roussillon-Villages is in the very lower left corner of France. You might recognize these varietals as also being part of the Rhone blend, Syrah and Mourvèdre, being more recent additions to the Roussillon. This general blend of grapes can create very different wines depending on percentages and terrior, which all seem to share the ability to be very adaptable food wines. Serve this with almost anything you’d pair with a red wine. We’re about to drink the rest the bottle I’m sampling with grilled skirt steak and cauliflower. I know it’s going to be amazing.

I found this on the producer’s website, it’s been “Google Translated” to English so it’s a little wonky, but great anyhow, especially the last sentence:
Our job is to respect the environment, to take nature as an ally, a source of inspiration by referring to many cultures, leaving aside chemical and synthetic products and using herbal “home-made” preparations (more twenty) and other natural products such as essential oils, compost, etc.
A work that allows us to draw the quintessence of our terroirs and to seek elegance and freshness in our wines. The goal is to preserve the natural balance and to remain free of our choices. We are and will remain peasants.

Here’s the price structure of WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 total and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 total and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 total and you also receive four FREE Riedel glasses
All WINE CLUB members get a discount on Wine Tasting Seminars at Wine World (usually $5)
WINE CLUB members get a 15% Case discount when you pick up your club wines, since you are picking up 2 you only need to pick 10 more wines to make a case!
 
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Come by the shop, 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
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WINE CLUB selections August 2018

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Huia Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017 Marlborough, New Zealand $19.99
Huia is a family owned vineyard producing organic and biodanamic wines. Here’s the production notes from the winery: “After hand harvesting, pressing and settling, the juice goes to tank for fermentation. Two thirds of the juice awaits natural fermentation before being moved to neutral French oak barrels for the fermentation and maturation with lees stirring. The remainder is inoculated with wine yeast and fermented through to wine in tank.” This Pinot Gris (same grape as pinot grigio) is subtle and beautiful, reminds me of the lovely Alsatian wines. “A mixture of honeysuckle, pear, apple and quince aromas abound on the nose, followed by white peach and some spice on the well-balanced and smooth, dry palate.” is what the winery gives as tasting notes, I can’t disagree!
 
This wine will go great with Thai or other lighter asian fare, the bit of creaminess up front with its crisp cutting finish will pair well with creamy seafood pasta dishes, or a grilled whitefish marinated in white wine olive oil and a touch of honey, throw some fresh basil or rosemary on top!
Marietta Román Estate Grown Zinfandel 2015 North Coast California $22.99
84% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera
I know, I know, we just had a Zin month before last, but this one is different than that one, I know you’re going to enjoy seeing a different expression of the grape. Have I mentioned that we looooove Zinfandel? It’s America’s grape. Similar to Malbec in Argentina, it started elsewhere (probably Croatia) but now it’s ours! My folks were great Zinfandel evangelists and believed if properly made, Zins could age as well as Cabernet or a fine Bourdeaux. (I’ve had many a great bottle over 20 even 30 years old from their collection) Back to the subject at hand. This wine is named for Marietta’s Cellar Master Román Cisneros who has worked at the winery for over thirty years. Román said, before the wine was named, that it is his new favorite house wine, so the wine was named for him. Much of the work at the winery is done by hand, with an eye toward sustainability. Marietta has a small team and is focused heavily on their employees. Scot Bilbro is the second generation owner and winemaker at Marietta after his father, Chris Bilbro founded Marietta Cellars in 1979. Chris cut his wine business teeth by working at Bandiera founded by his grandparents Emil and Luduina Bandiera in 1937.
 
The Román is full bodied, but goes lean and clean through the mid-palate, with a long lingering finish. Dale says it drinks more like an old-world wine and I agree. I love drinking Zin with this elegance! This would be great with spicy grilled Italian sausage, maybe with sautéed mushrooms and carmelized onion served on top of wasabi mashed potatoes?
 
 
90 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A blend of 84% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah and 5% Barbera, aged for 12 months in neutral barrels, the 2015 Zinfandel Roman sports a deep garnet-purple color and nose of black plums, blackberries and licorice with touches of tar, charcoal, salami and Indian spices. Full-bodied with firm, slightly rustic tannins, it offers great fruit expression in the mouth with freshness and purity coming through on the long finish. (4/2017)
 
90 points Vinous
The 2015 Román is a gorgeous, Zinfandel-based red. Bright, plump and exuberant, the 2015 offers striking depth as well as freshness. This is an incredibly delicious, inviting wine. Even better, it is a tremendous value. Petite Syrah and Barbera round out the blend. Succulent red berry, spice, leather and floral notes add to the wine’s silky personality. I was quite frankly blown away by the wines I tasted at Marietta this year. Brothers Scot and Jake Bilbro have decided to each concentrate on separate properties. In practical terms that means Scot is now running Marietta on his own, while Jake operates Limerick Lane. One of the recent developments at Marietta is that most of the wines are now vintage-dated, with the exception of the Old Vine, Marietta’s flagship, which will remain a non-vintage blend, as it always has been. Aside from being absolutely delicious, these wines offer superb value to the consumer, something that is getting harder and harder to find. I can’t recommend these wines highly enough. 84% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera (AG) (1/2017)
Here’s the price structure of WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 total and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 total and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 total and you also receive four FREE Riedel glasses
All WINE CLUB members get a discount on Wine Tasting Seminars at Wine World (usually $5)
WINE CLUB members get a 15% Case discount when you pick up your club wines, since you are picking up 2 you only need to pick 10 more wines to make a case!
 
Sign Up Now!
Come by the shop, 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
or give us a call at 803.279.9522

Special Wines of Portugal, Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday August 24th, 7pm

Space is Limited Sign up now!
Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
or Call us at 803 279 9522 to reserve your space.
Only $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
All Attendees will receive their own Riedel wine glass!
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

Special Wines of Portugal
Wine Tasting Seminar
with Dorit Handrus Co-Owner of Tambu Wines
Friday Evening, August 24thth, 2018, 7 pm. At Wine World.

Tambu is a small importer of a handful of specially selected wineries focused on small-production, terroir-driven, minimal-intervention wines. With Dorit as our guide we’ll taste several wines from Vinho Verde, exploring different types of wine produced in the region. We’ll also visit Alentejo, Beiras, Dão, Minho, and Douro, learning about how these wines are made, the people that make them, and the lands from which they are grown.
We’ll taste ten wines with a midway break for tasty tidbits.

Space is limited. Reserve now!

The Wines:
Espaço Rural, Bojador Vinho de Talha Branco Amphora (2014)
Bojador, Rosé (2017)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Phaunus Palhete (2015)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Phaunus (2016)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Vinhão Yakkos Grande Reserva (2006)
Casa de Darei, Dão Lagar de Darei Branco (2015)
Casa de Darei, Dão Tinto Lagar de Darei (2013)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Loureiro Ten (2015)
Espaço Rural, Bojador Vinho de Talha Tinto Amphora (2016)
Quinta do Romeu Moinho do Gato Tinto (2015)

Reserve now! The number of places is limited.
$30 paid reservation. ($25 for Wine Club Members)
$35 at the door, if places are available.
Attendees will receive a Riedel glass

Call us at 803 279 9522 to reserve your space
using your credit card,
or Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
to pay with a check, cash, or credit card

Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

Third Thursday August 16th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Come taste some wines with us!
Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
Only $5, with a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines Thursday August 16th 2018:

Clément Et Florian, “P’tit Berthier” Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 Loire Valley France
With its pale rose colour, this Rosé shows aromas of red fruits, fruit drop, and some spicy notes. On the palate the wine shows both the suppleness and refreshing acidity of the Pinot Noir. Heaps of red fruit aromas with hints of spice on the nose.

Domaine de Cristia Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017
50 % Viognier, 20% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 15% Rousssane
Golden yellow with green undertones, bright and clean. Very intense on the nose with ripe yellow and white stone fruits (apricot and peach) and white flowers bringing freshness. Round and full, very balanced with a long mineral finish. Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat.

Lucashof Riesling QBA 2017 Pfaltz, Germany
Their philosophy is to employ environmentally sound viticultural techniques, and in the cellar to use the least amount of intervention possible. Christine has obtained an organic certificate for her wines from the Deutschepradikat. The Pfalz region is known to make Riesling that is a bit drier in style and fuller in body, and this wine is no exception. Starts out with tropical fruit aromas on the nose, pineapple, mango, and is rich and round in the mouth finishing with good acidity in a dry, yet crisp finish.

Giuliano Rosati Rosso Toscana 2016 Tuscany Italy
Sangiovese, Merlot. A rustic red wine with flavors and aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, and zesty black pepper. Smooth tannins, acidity, and structure make this wine a perfect choice for many of your favorite dishes.

Vina Maitia ‘Weon’ Carignan 2017 Maule Valley, Chile
This 100% unoaked Carignan The nose is bursting with notes of cherry, plum, rose petal, cinnamon, lavender, and anise that lead to a bright palate of cassis and blackberry. There are hints of mushroom and earth underneath the dark fruit. A touch of black pepper spice and a solid dose of structural tannins round out the wine.
91pts Tim Atkin

Freelander, District One, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 California
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of dark berry preserves on graham crackers and dark roasted nuts with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a brisk grilled beets and nutskin finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. Pizza dinner, burgers or pot roast with mushroom gravy

First Friday August 3rd Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Come taste some wines with us!
Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
Only $5, with a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines Friday August 3rd, 2018:

Vina Eguia Rioja Blanco 2015 Rioja, Spain
100% Viura. This wine is a bright pale yellow color with greenish reflections. The fruit in the nose and palate are fresh, with notes of pear, apple and citrus. The palate is juicy, with floral hints. The mouthfeel is round and vibrant and the finish is fresh and pleasant.
This wine is best served with pastas in light sauces, fried and steam fish, sushi and all kinds of salads. Ideal by-the-glass as an aperitif, served chilled.

Two Angels Sauvignon Blanc 2017 High Valley, CA
This fruit-forward wine shows great intensity as it is poured into the glass, with hints of grapefruit, pear, honeysuckle, and citrus blossoms to name a few. A little sur lies aging adds a little weight to the mid-palate without sacrificing the refreshing crispness form entry to long, lingering finish. Added flavors of honeydew melon and mineral notes are evident on the palate.
Serve slightly chilled, a great accompaniment to fish and shellfish.

Torresella Prosecco NV Veneto, Italy
100% Glera. The aroma brings a fragrance of spring flowers, pear and apple, while on the palate, a fine string of bubbles is your first indication of the quality of this Prosecco. The flavor is soft, with a creamy fruitiness that hints of almond. This wine is great as an apéritif or with dry sweets and soft cheeses. Serve well chilled. 90pts W&S

Domaine Roman Pinot Noir 2016
A complex nose of smokey red fruit, vanilla and mild peppery spice. A core of plum, cherry and raspberry fruit with added characters of spices and vanilla on the palate, the wine is backed with a long, lingering, finish. Roasted or BBQ meats and fuller flavored cheeses.

Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 67 Sonoma County, California
Old Vine Red is a proprietary red wine made to replicate the field blends of many of the old vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Predominantly comprised of Zinfandel, Old Vine Red combines pure fruit, a supple mouth feel and a rich, solid structure. A groundbreaking combination of varietals and multiple vintages first produced in 1982, this wine has blazed the path for red blends for decades. With a historic underground following, it is one of the longest lasting and best known red blends produced today. Marietta’s flagship NV Old Vine Red Lot Number 67 is a combination of wine from the 2016, 2015, and 2014 vintages. 60% aged in neutral barrels and 40% aged in stainless steel. Dry, fruit-forward, rich, supple.
Ripe, juicy fruit and a lush mouth feel are the hallmarks of Old Vine Red, with peppery spice and dusty earth adding an extra level of richness. Moderate but focused tannins ensure this blend will stand up to almost any food.

Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco, NV Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Deep colour which foreshadows intense, but never excessive scents. It combines roundness and austerity, telling in detail of its terroir. Passionate. Pasta, charcuterie and, in general, traditional dishes from Emilia. (Cured Meats, Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar)

WINE CLUB! Selections July 2018

Join WINE CLUB Today!
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The Wine buyers (Andrew and Dale) pick two wines each month for you that we love, and you will too. One white (or rose, or bubbly) and one red. The total value of wines will exceed $40, and the longer you sign up for, the better the deal! Our goal is to show excellent wines in a wide range of styles. We only choose wines we have tasted and loved. We don’t base our choices on ratings. (Although we’ll often include them, for your reference, in the write-up)

Sokol Blosser Rosé of Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee 2017 (Dundee Hills Oregon)
Sokol Blosser was founded in 1971, and focuses on sustainable agriculture. The winery is managed by second generation siblings Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser. Alex is also the head wine maker. Their vineyards are certified USDA Organic by Oregon Department of Agriculture. Sokol Blosser is known for their stunning Pinot Noir, so you would expect their Rosé made from all Estate fruit to be great as well, and it is! Here’s a description from the Wine Enthusiast, who gave the wine 91pts:
“Too many rosés go for power over finesse; this takes the lighter path, to good effect. Made from all organic estate fruit fermented entirely in stainless steel, it’s fragrant and spicy at just 12% alcohol. But there’s no lack of flavor: fresh strawberry, pink grapefruit and blood orange. A hint of pepper spices up the finish.”
Rosé, of course, goes with everything, but I’d pair this with a crisp summer salad, maybe with shrimp and avocado… This wine is lighter than your typical Rosé of Pinot Noir, but it’s certainly bold enough to stand up to salmon or light pork dishes.
This wine will probably change a bit, getting a little more complex and refined over the next year or so, but I wouldn’t hold on to it for too long!

Domaine Des Remizières Crozes-Hermitage 2016 (Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France)
100% Syrah. Crozes-Hermitage is in the northern part of the Rhone valley where Syrah rather than Grenache is the most prominent red grape. Domaine Des Remizières is run by the Desmeures family, now in their fourth generation. This wine is made from 100% de-stemmed Syrah grapes aged in large (likely older, and neutral) oak casks to create a pure expression of the grapes and the terroir in which they are grown. This wine is delightfully fresh and clean, while simultaneously bold and forward. It’s a little young still, the tannins are dense and chewy. (which I love! but it’ll settle down in a year or two) Drink it now or hold it for a few years. There’s a touch of what I describe as “lavender” that can be typical of Rhone wines. Dark fruit flavors here with a touch of olive in the finish. It almost smells like grilled meat. Chop up some fresh sage, and rosemary, a little garlic, mix in some Olive Oil and vermouth, a drop of Bragg’s, (maybe a very small amount of honey to get a good crisp.) throw in a skirt steak, grill it hot and quick, this wine will be a perfect match!

Here’s the price structure of WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 total and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 total and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 total and you also receive four FREE Riedel glasses
All WINE CLUB members get a substantial discount on Wine Tasting Seminars at Wine World (usually 25%)
WINE CLUB members get a 15% Case discount when you pick up your club wines, since you are picking up 2 you only need to pick 10 more wines to make a case!

Sign Up Now!
Come by the shop, 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
or give us a call at 803.279.9522