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“Vive la France” Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday February 23rd 7pm

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Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
or Call us at 803 279 9522 to reserve your space.
Only $25/person ($18 for WINE CLUB Members)
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

with Jeremy Sutton of Kysela Pere et Fils

With Jeremy as our guide We’ll sample 10 great wines, Sparkling and Red wine from the Rhone, Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Pinot Noir and Gamay from Burgundy, Mourvedre from Provence, and Sauternes from Bordeaux. Join Us!

Cave Carod, Clairette de Die (NV)
Domaine Jean Reverdy, Sancerre La Reine Blanche (2016)
Château de Ségriès, Côtes du Rhône (2015)
Domaine Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Les Champauvins (2015)
Colline, Vacqueyras St-Jean Rouge (2014)
Domaine Thierry Mortet, Bourgogne Passe-tout-grains (2015)
Domaine Thierry Mortet, Gevrey-Chambertin (2015)
Domaine Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines (2015)
Domaine de la Bégude, Bandol Rouge (2014)
Château Gravas, Sauternes (2015)

Accompanied by cheeses, tasty tidbits and French bread.
Reserve now! The number of places is limited.
$25 paid reservation. ($18 for Wine Club Members)
$30 at the door, if places are available.

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.
(you may also mail a check, but please do so early, reservation is not guaranteed)
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

WINE WORLD, 133 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, 29841.
Telephone: 803-279-9522

Third Thursday February 15th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
We’ll Taste 3 Whites and 3 Reds
Only $5, and a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
803.279.9522

Wine World wines, Third Thursday February 15th 2018:

Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rose, South Australia
A highly aromatic wine showing notes of strawberries and cream, lavender and pomegranate. The palate is vibrant and refreshing with layers of rhubarb, blood orange and cranberry. Sophisticated with a dry finish of zesty acidity.
Enjoy with rock melon wrapped in prosciutto; Thai-style sweet corn fritters or strawberry gazpacho.

Bellingham Citrus Grove Chenin Blanc, South Africa
Vibrant gold with bright green glimmers packed with punchy citrus aromas of orange, tangerine, and a tropical twist of honey melon and pineapple. On the palate is a fresh surge of key lime and Clementine flavors brushed with minerality on the zesty mouth watering finish.
Enjoy it with sushi, Thai chicken wraps, Caesar salads or crumbed calamari.

Harken Chardonnay, California
The nose is flint, minerals, toasted almonds, honeysuckle and a touch of butter. Flavors are toasted bread, honeydew melon, ripe pear and oak. Medium warming finish with some oaky bitterness. Cantaloupe with prosciutto, seared white fish over herbed farro, Burgers on the grill.

Famille Laplace 2014 Domaine Mouréou Red, Madiran, France
70% Tannat 30% Cab Franc One of several properties owned by the Laplace family, this estate has produced a ripe, juicy and generously tannic wine. It has luscious acidity as well as bold black-currant fruit. With some dark tannins and a firm structure, it can age. Drink starting from 2018. Dark earthy nose, robust black cherry, vanilla oak, coffee and rose petals. Tannic structure, sweet front. Complex berry fruit flavours with bitter oak skin tannic finish. Has moderate aging potential, but would pair with venison just fine now. Ribeye, Seared Duck Breast, Cassoulet. 91pts Wine Enthusiast

Jean Loron Gamay Noir, Vin de France
Shows a deep intense purple color with garnet and purple reflections. Intense aromas of ripe Black Berry & blueberry, with licorice spice and mineral notes. The mouth feel is round with a pleasant sweetness and intense fruit flavors. Easy to access, Jean is full of freshness and the bright finish lingers.
Roasted Chicken, Roast Beef, Grilled Salmon

Ravage Cabernet, California
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Zinfandel, 3% Syrah, 1% other reds
Dark and seductive with lush blackberry and rich, dense flavors; ripe and showing vanilla and velvety texture. Fruity with hints of BlackBerry, Plum and tobacco. Smooth tannins, nice acidity and paired nicely with a smoked white cheddar. Blue Cheese Burger, Hearty Chili, Meat Lover’s Pizza

WINE CLUB Selections February 2018

Join WINE CLUB Today!
call (803) 279 9522
(see below for pricing and perks)

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)

Halter Ranch, Grenache Blanc, 2016 Paso Robles, California $24.99
A primary blending grape in the southern part of France, Grenache Blanc is the light skinned mutation of Grenache Noir, the one used to make all the yummy reds. Here it’s 75% blended with 21% Picpoul Blanc, and 4% Viognier. (two of our favorite white grapes as many of you know) This is truly delicious and unique. There’s almost a sweet-tart dust quality to this wine, without being sweet, of course. Orange peel, banana, even custard, all while being clean, crisp, very dry and acidic without being overly citrusy. The finish is long and keeps evolving. Just keeps getting better and better, yum!

This will go with salad in a way many wines can’t, because of its great acidity. Fruit with goat cheese. All manner of seafood, or just drink it by itself, wowzers, it’s yummyliscious!

This wine is S.I.P. (Sustainability In Practice) Certified, which is a certification specifically for the wine industry, and is a step beyond USDA Organic.

Best of Class
2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold and Best of Grenache Blanc
2017 Central Coast Wine Competition

Plouzeau, Chinon, Les Cornuelles 2014, Loire France
Chinon is a part of the Loire valley known for great Cabernet Franc
Leather, dark, dark, dark chocolate, almost a hint of spicy Italian sausage with a little chalk, or slate. (if you’ve been to a rock yard or used some in your own yard, you’ll know what I mean) The palate has these flavors but with the addition of some roast tomato or red pepper. The Tannins are pretty chewy (I love chewy tannins! I you don’t stick this one under the stairs for a couple of years) and the acidity is med high. The wine is very balanced and will age well. (I’m planning to purchase a few extra to lay down for a bit) You’re going to love this with a meaty pizza, sausage or game on the grill, creamy rich mushrooms with pasta, or grilled bacon wrapped mushrooms.

This wine is made from estate fruit and is certified organic. Pierre Plouzeau bought the property in 1976, renovated the castle and replanted the vineyards. His son Marc took over the vineyard in 1999 and converted the production to organic.

Read a little about Chinon and its history!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinon

and Here is the Plouzeau Website:
http://www.plouzeau.com

 

First Friday February 2nd Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
We’ll Taste 3 Whites and 3 Reds
Only $5, and a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines, First Friday February 2nd, 2018:

Barnard Griffin Pinot Gris 2016 Columbia Valley, Washington
Juicy acidity lends a fresh, vibrant feel to the apple and pear flavors found in this delicious Pinot Gris. Subtle elements of orange blossom and honey complete the package. Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), Shellfish, Mature and Hard Cheeses.

Domaine De Pellehaut Blanc 2015 Gascogne, France
Sauvignon, Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Chardonnay, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng.
Delicately coloured with green tints. Lemon zest, peach, grapefruit, and pineapple on the nose. On the palate, complex palate of pear, lime, pineapple, honey and grapefruit. A perfect match for seafood.

Sokol Blosser Evolution NV US
A nonvintage blend of White Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Chardonnay, Early Muscat Spicy and floral on the nose, this wine is lush and tropical on the palate, with a soft and round sweetness that is tempered by a burst of citrus, leaving the finish clean and crisp. Thai curry, Tandoori chicken, spicy tuna rolls, jambalaya.

Black Beret Grenache Syrah 2015 Minervois, France
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah Deep red colour, purple at the rim. Intense aromas of vanilla, coffee, red fruit, spice and herbs. Rich yet soft on the palate, with well-integrated tannins. Good length. Perfect with all full-flavoured meat dishes, and as ideal with traditional French cuisine as well as more international dishes whose flavours include a note of spice.

Garofoli Farnio, Rosso Piceno 2016 Marche, Italy
60% Montepulciano 40% Sangiovese Lively ruby ​​red. Intense fruity bouquet with hints of ripe plums. Spicy, juicy cherries and berries, dry and slightly vinous in taste. Delicate, well-integrated tannins. cheese pizza, charcuterie, grilled meat.

King & Cannon Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Walla Walla, Washington
Aromas of ripe red and black fruits, licorice, coffee and cassis. Creamy black raspberry and dark cherry flavors. Tannin is smooth and ripe. braised beef ribs, garlic chicken wings, grilled portobellos.

WINE CLUB Selections January 2018

Join WINE CLUB Today!
call (803) 279 9522
(see below for pricing and perks)

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)

Freemark Abbey Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Napa Valley California  $23.99

Ok, yes, we do love Sauvignon Blanc. Dale and I were both blown away by this wine, one of those moments where we just kind of look at each other and nod. It shows refined citrus and pear and apple, all the while presenting a light honeyed creaminess, and a delicate bit of earthiness that grounds the wine and adds to its remarkable complexity. This wine has just a touch of older French oak which contributes to this complexity without being overt, or even noticeable.

Broiled Cod with lemon and thyme, and green beans, Grilled Vegetable Pasta with Parmesan Reggiano, Crab Cakes

Freemark Abbey began in 1939, but was originally planted by Josephine Tychson Napa’s first female winemaker in 1886. Freemark Abbey famously participated in the “Judgment of Paris” (a blind tasting in 1976 comparing some of the top U.S. wines with the top French wines, American wines won both white and red categories!) and was the only one of the 11 participating U.S. wineries to be included in both categories. Ask me about the 1975 Cabernet Bosche I tasted a few months ago… Wow!

Arcanum Il Fauno di Arcanum 2013 Tuscany, Italy $29.99

Il Fauno di Arcanum is a Bordeaux Style Blend from the Southeast corner of Chianti Classico in Tuscany, owned by an American company, made by a French winemaker! 55% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. It’s a dark round thing, smooth but with nice structure. A touch lavender in the nose, maybe a little coffee mixed in with the dark fruit, continuing and in the mouth but with an underlying herbal quality. The wine lingers and grows longer with every sip. Yum!

Filet Mignon, a little mushroom sauce on top…
This Lentil and Egg Stew: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/lentil-and-egg-stew
Fancy homemade cheeseburgers, I recommend Gruyère Cheese and avocado

The Arcanum estate has been owned by the Jackson family since 1994. Although most known for their Kendall-Jackson brand, the family owned company has holdings all over the world and makes great terrior driven wines. Winemaker Pierre Seillan has worked with the Jackson family since the 1990s on projects such as the high end California Vérité wines and of Saint-Émilion Château Lassègue.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave this wine 94pts, here’s the review:
“It’s hard not to be smitten with the 2013 Il Fauno di Arcanum. This blend of 55% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot is a rich and lasting Tuscan red that offers ample power and concentration. There are points of greenness here with crushed peppercorn and wild sage, backed by dark fruit aromas of plum and blackberry. Yet the Merlot component does much to smooth out and enrich the mouthfeel.”

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 it 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

Third Thursday January 18th Drop-In Tasting 5-8pm

Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
We’ll Taste 3 Whites and 3 Reds
Only $5, and a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines, Third Thursday January 18th, 2018

Adria Vini ‘Il Meridione’, Grillo 2015 Sicily, Italy
100% Grillo A ripe and spicy nose with floral and stone fruit characters. The palate has more honeyed stone fruit and savoury notes backed by fresh citrus acidity. No oak was used. Pair with white fish, grilled octopus, or chicken caesar salad.

Domaine de Bernier, Chardonnay 2015 Loire, France
fresh, unoaked, with fruit flavors that echo pears and apples, and an enticing hint of minerality beneath the surface.
Pair with grilled lobster, fish with sauce, chicken curry and hard cheeses.

Brancott, Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Marlborough, New Zealand
Aromas of sweet ripe gooseberry, golden stone fruit, and rock melon. Palate shows apple blossom, lime zest and chive blossom notes surrounding a core of intense and refreshing lemon and grapefruit flavors. This wine can be matched with barbecued prawns or salmon and poached white fish with fresh green salads containing parsley, pepper or lemon. Mediterranean and Turkish dishes with hummus, olives and feta will also match well.

Campo Viejo, Reserva Rioja 2012 Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo. Brick red color. Aromas of bourbon, celery puree, dried cherry, vanilla taffy, and orange peel and dried rose with a slightly chewy, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, short sea sponge and pinto beans finish with papery tannins and moderate oak. Pair with Hoagies, Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew.

Emporio Wines, Gerberas Garnacha 2016 Aragón, Spain
Bouquet of flowers on the nose, Juicy plum, black cherry, spice, cedar, smooth supplier tannins, raspberry with a little pepper on the edge of the tongue. Eggplant Parmesan, Jambalaya, Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers, Hot Dogs.

Bogle, Essential Red 2015 North Coast, California
Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah fruit of dark berries and black plums is nuanced by the flavors of juniper and dried herbs. The juicy, jammy fruit is framed with spicy cedar and hints of pipe tobacco and cocoa, the American oak lingers. Pair with a Barbecue Burger, Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese, Goulash, Lamb Curry, Dark Chocolate Macarons.

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

Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
We’ll Taste 3 Whites and 3 Reds
Only $5, and a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines, Friday, January 5th, 2018

Vina Galana Verdejo 2016 La Mancha Spain
Lemon green color with intense aromas of mango, passion fruit, grass and elderflower. Light bodied with citrus fruit and a touch of fresh herbs kept in balance with a fresh acidity. Lime Chicken, Carnitas, Fish Tacos

Feudo Zirtari Bianco 2016 Sicily, Italy
65% Inzolia, 35 Chardonnay, Deep straw yellow in color, it displays rich floral and fruity notes, with a faint hint of almonds. These sensations are echoed on the palate, along with an acidity that balances out the wine’s alcoholic warmth. Zirtari Bianco makes an exemplary match for many types of food thanks to its complex and varied range of aromas and flavors. This richness makes it ideal for the simplest or most elaborate seafood recipes, or for accompanying white meats. Sicilian grilled octopus, risotto and light pasta dishes, vegetables and soft cheeses.

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Blanc 2016 Languedoc, France
Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Terret Blanc. Straw-yellow colour, with a nose of acacia and pear and an harmonious palate of apple, pear, lemon, dill and green olive. Coconut fish curry, penne al pesto, seafood gratin, cheese soufflé.

Tormaresca Primitivo 2012 Puglia, Italy
Intense ruby red color. Aromas of plums, and cherries with vanilla and chocolate. On the palate, complex structure with good tannins and a spice note. Brisket, Flank Steak, Braised Lamb Shanks, Grilled Marinated Eggplant.

Chono Red Blend 2014 Maipo Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo intense red color. Nose of raisins, mocha and cocoa, with a hint of blueberries and plums. Flavors of plum, berry, tomato, mint, and fennel. Spicy Kebabs, Barbecued Pork Ribs.

Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Colchagua Valley, Chile
Aromas of red currant, dried cherry, fig, cassis, oak notes of vanilla and sweet spice. Juicy flavors of baked plum, blackberry, cherry, raspberry and blueberry and subtle notes of oak. fine – grained tannins add balance providing a beautiful and lingering finish.
Grilled rib eye with Chimichurri, Pastel de Chocio (deep dish corn casserole with chicken and beef stuffing), Twice baked potatoes with broccoli, Cheddar cheese and fresh scallions.

Third Thursday, December 21st 2016, Drop-In Wine Tasting, 5-8pm

Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
We’ll Taste 3 Whites and 3 Reds
Only $5, and a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC 29841
803.279.9522

Wine World Wines, Third Thursday December 21st, 2017

Les Vignerons de Florensac Picpoul 2016 Picpoul de Pinet, France
aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and stone fruit flavours of citrus, melon, grapefruit, and orchard fruits with a hint of minerality. Swordfish, Scallops, Clams, Oysters, Rich Cream or Butter Sauces.

Terlato Pinot Grigio, 2016 Friuli, Italy
Bright aromas of green apple, white peach, pear and spring flowers. The palate is complex and layered with ripe peach, apricot, pear and juicy nectarine zest. Mouthfilling texture and crisp, mineral finish. Shellfish, white fish, appetizers and sushi.

Gouguenheim Extra Brut Rose of Malbec, NV, Mendoza, Argentina
100% Malbec Red fruit aromas, cherries and strawberries. Soft tones of cherry on the palate with a gorgeous strawberry finish nicely balanced with acidity. Canapés and fresh salads, Lemon pancakes with strawberry compôte and vanilla cream

Les Jamelles Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Vin De Pays D’oc, France
Aromas of dark cherries, raspberry, and blackberry, with traces of toasty vanilla and a dusty tone. The palate similar, but even more fruit forward, with a bit of mocha on the finish. Lighter pasta dishes, Shepherd’s Pie, Rich Stews.

Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy Grenache 2014 Monterey County, California
75% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 4% Syrah, 3% Pinot Noir, 2% Cinsaut, 1% Grenache Blanc, 1% Roussanne & 1% Counoise Nose of raspberry, hibiscus, cola and iron. Palate is plum with notes of strawberry and red cherry, pomegranate, black and white pepper. Grilled salmon burger, Peppered Ahi Tuna Steak

Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel 2013 Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Spicy raspberry nose, with a cigar-box edge, Jammy, dark berries, cracked pepper flavors, baked cherry, green pepper, grilled anise and toffee hints. BBQ Lamb Loin Chops, Duck Ragu, Pizza

South Africa Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday December 15th, 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 $25/person ($18 for WINE CLUB Members)
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

with Jennafer Tuffner of importer Vineyard Brands
Jennafer will be our guide through ten fantastic wines. South Africa has been producing wine for over 350 years and is one of the most exceptional wine regions in the world. We’ll explore some of its most important varietals from some of its best producers!

The Wines:
Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc
Hamilton Russell Ashbourne White
Reyneke Chenin Blanc
Wolftrap Rose
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Porcupine Ridge Syrah
Tormentoso Pinotage
The Chocolate Block
Boekenhoutskloof Syrah
Stark Conde Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

WINE CLUB Selections December 2017

Join WINE CLUB Today!
call (803) 279 9522
(see below for pricing and perks)

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 don’t base our choices on ratings.(Although we’ll often include them in the write-up)

Broc Cellars Love White, 2015, Madera, California
We love a Rhone style blend at Wine World, and this 90% Marsanne, 7% Rousanne, 3 % Viognier wine fits the bill. Broc Cellars focuses on site specific wines, all grapes are grown sustainably, organically, or biodynamically. The grapes for this wine come from “Love Ranch” The wines are fermented using native yeasts, naturally occurring on the skins and in the winery. Round full and floral, with flavors of honeysuckle and cantaloupe.
As I’ve said before and will say again, Rhone blends White or Red are extremely adaptable food wines, different elements of the blend will come out with different foods. Roussane, the majority grape in this blend goes particularly well with seafood, especially dishes that are fully spiced or smoked, also great match for almost any spicy asian dish. This will be great with a Roast Chicken!
These other suggestions I found online that while sipping this wine made me hungry! Smoked Trout Chowder, Crab Salad with Ginger and Dried Orange Peel, Creamy Cauliflower Pasta

The British wine magazine Decanter like this wine too!
91pts Decanter
“This crystal clear classic white Rhone blend is ripe with honeysuckle and peach mixed with warm marzipan and toasty flavors. It is succulent with touch of dried herbs and a waxy texture.”

Levendi Symphonia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley California
This was a mistake, a happy accident! Wetasted this and were given a price much too low for this wine. By the time the distributor caught the error, we’d already set it up for WINE CLUB. They graciously let us go ahead with the quoted price, as the mistake was theirs, so here we have a wonderful holiday surprise for you all.

Winemaker Alison Doran has been making wine in Napa for more than 30 years, and the Gianulias family has been involved in Napa wine since 1926. They focus on making big, extracted, lush wines, and Symphonia is a prime example.

Tastings.com gave this wine 92 points and the following description, which is accurate:
“Bright dark indigo color. Attractive aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and nuts, berry pie a la mode, and chocolate rice bar with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-length dried cherries and toffee finish with fine tannins and light oak. A supple and attractive cabernet that will improve with time.”

I’ll add that this is classic Napa Cab, intense and extracted without being sweet. It’s great now, (just had my last sip) but couple years in the bottle will bring out some more sublte character, and if you grab an extra bottle (while we still have some!) and put it under the stairs for 10 years, you’ll be greatly rewarded!

As far as pairing… grilled meats! Especially Lamb. I’d reccomend a little honey, some rosemary and lots of garlic in the marinade. Slow cooked short ribs, anything with blue cheese… I’d might have this with grilled skirt steak, sliced about a quarter inch thick and spread a little Point Reyes Blue on when we eat it. Or maybe we’ll sit on the back porch with a box of crackers and a big wedge of Cambozola, maybe a little prosciutto and some sliced red onion for texture and spice! 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 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 it 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