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WINE CLUB! selections, May 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)

I hope everyone is enjoying the odd varietals, we have great fun with them. A customer came in yesterday, and was doing the Wine Century challenge with the goal of tasting at least 100 specific varietals. We’ve gotten her about half way there with some fairly obscure grapes, and will be trying to find the rest. This months red, a Pais, (aka “Mission”) wasn’t even on the list!

Illahe Vineyards and Winery, Viognier 2016 Willamette Valley, Oregon 20.99

We love Viognier at Wine World. The varietal is best known for its use in the Rhone valley as part of the white blend, and with many of the reds. In small percentages adds a little viscosity, some floral notes, and, believe it or not, color. (I’m told that there is a reaction between the Viognier and the reds that intensifies the color!)

Illahe is proud to produce their wines as naturally and sustainably as possible. They do not even irrigate their mature plants, and use a team of Percheron Draft horses to mow and to bring the grapes to the winery during harvest. This is an amazing value considering that this wine is hand picked and hand sorted, and you’d be hard pressed to find a Willamette Valley Viognier of this quality at such a reasonable price. (though it says on the bottle these grapes were gently pressed, Ha! See what I did there?)

This wine really tastes natural, bright, fresh, and clean with just a hint of sweetness. Crisp gala apple flavors and a touch of honey, maybe slightly under ripe pear. This will be delicious with greek yogurt, blended with a little honey and mixed with fruit.

Here’s what the winery has to say:
“The 2016 Illahe Viognier leaps from the glass with expressive stone fruit, and floral aromas of apricot, tangerine, honey blossom and wet stone. The palate is layered with peach compote, banana peel, and lavender with a touch of peppercorn. Mouth-watering acidity and an off-dry palate makes this wine a crowd pleaser.”

Bouchon Family Wines, País Salvaje 2016 Maule Valley, Chile 23.99

Now in the fourth generation of winemaking, the Bouchon family began their Chilean adventure when Emile Bouchon, in 1887, at the age of 22, was hired as a wine consultant for the Vigouroux Vineyard.

Pais, (also known as “Mission”) was the first European grape varietal planted in the New World. It was brought by missionaries from Spain and was used to make sacramental wine. It’s hardy, loves hot and dry climates, and is resistant to drought. Eventually it was displaced throughout most of the Americas in favor of varietals considered more desirable.

In Chile these vines grow up the trees and drape themselves over the foliage, requiring the pickers to use ladders during the harvest. The grapes used to make this wine are grown on vines that are an average of 120 years old. There is no oak used, all naturally occurring yeast, and the juice is unfiltered.

I love translucent light garnet color of this wine in the glass. To my nose Salvaje smells and tastes a bit like an old-school pinot noir. It has the cleanliness and brightness of a lighter burgundy, spicy raspberry and cherry with a touch of barnyard and a hint of smoke to ground the wine and give it a delightful bit of complexity that lingers. It just keeps getting better and better!

This wine screams “Afternoon Barbecue”… Throw some Italian sausage and mixed veggies on the grill, put a slight chill on the bottle and you’ll be good to go. On their website Buchon suggests: “An ideal wine to accompany Chilean dishes, such as empanadas, prietas and huaso rolls.”

Ok I’m getting hungry now, time for lunch!

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

WINE CLUB! April 2018 Selections

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)

Domaine des Aubuisieres Bernard Fouquet Cuvée de Silex Vouvray 2016

Vouvray is usually associated with the semi-sweet wine made from Chenin Blanc grown there.
This wine is Chenin Blanc, but dry, and wonderfully delicious!

The soil where this particular wine comes from is Clay-siliceous, hence the name “Cuvée de Silex”

Here’s the blurb from the Importer’s web site:
“Bernard Fouquet, a quiet-spoken man, is making some of the most serious Vouvray you’ll find these days. He is regarded in France and the international press as one of the top Vouvray producers. No one succeeds better than Bernard in capturing the mineral tones unique to Vouvray’s soil, with the marvelous balance of explosive fruit and titillating sensation of the Chenin Blanc grape.”
and about the production
“A sec (dry) Vouvray from 2 flint soil parcels. Entirely hand-harvested and only indigenous yeasts used. Fermented and matured in stainless steel thermo-regulated vats.”

Citrus, green melon, touch of almond, a hint of honey, minerals, and a great acidity that grounds the wine, yummy!
Try it with the Green Hill cheese we have in the shop, Grilled Chicken, or spicy fish cakes.

Praxis Lagrein Central Coast California 2008

Only 600 cases of this wine were produced.

Long time WINE CLUB members may remember that we used the Praxis Gewurtztraminer a couple of years back. Here’s another grape with a funny name from this winery. Lagrein is traditionally grown in Northern Italy and produces a big chewy wine with high acidity and tannins. It’s a ” this cool climate, high-elevation red varietal is a 500 year-old cross between Teroldego and Pinot Noir”

At 10 years old this 2008 is drinking fabulously now. Don’t be afraid to decant the wine and let it get some air for an hour or so, but be sure to taste it when you open it so you can see how it evolves.

This wine will turn your lips purple!
From the Praxis webpage:
“The color of the wine is saturated purple with red highlights. Aromas of coco nibs and mulberry jam rise from the glass with hints of mocha. On the palate, flavors of crushed black fruit, blueberry and cranberry are predominant. The wine is smooth with mouth filling tannins and a long, soft, plush finish evidencing the Pinot Noir heritage.”
http://www.praxiscellars.com/shop/Praxis-Cellars/2008-Lagrein-Central-Coast

Grilled Lamb, smoked pork, Tacos al Pastor

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

First Friday, April 6th Drop-In Wine Tasting, 5-8pm

Come taste some wine with us!
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

Les Hauts Plateaux Rose 2017 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
Syrah – 40%; Grenache – 40%; Cinsault – 20%
The syrah is a characteristic red varietal of the northern part of the Côtes du Rhône. It gives to the wine its structure, its color and its aromas of small red berries, with a characteristic flavor of violet Rosé wines LES HAUTS PLATEAUX is of a salmon color, possessing great intensity on the nose (gooseberry), supple in texture, and easy to drink.
quiches, pissaladières, and crudités

Protea Chenin Blanc 2016 Swartland, South Africa
Crisp passion fruit and lemon leaf with a whiff of white pepper on the nose. The same flavours make an immediate impact on the palate which is well-rounded and medium-bodied. Acidity is kept in check – with no tart spikiness apparent. Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of gravel and flinty flavour on its long zesty finish.
chilled avocado soup with shrimp and chives, sushi, Grilled fish

Cline Cellars, Farmhouse White 2017 California
41% Palomino, 25% Muscat Canelli, 22% Roussane, 6% Marsanne, 5%Viognier, 1% Riesling.
Emerald straw color. Toasty, earthy, tropical aromas and flavors of coconut yogurt and kiwi-papaya relish with a soft, fruity light body and a sleek, easy guanabana, melon rind, nutskin, and kaffir lime finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting, exotically tropical white blend.
Grilled Fruit Salad, Salmon Burger, Chicken Fajitas

Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 California
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot Medium bodied with ripe plum, black currant, and blackberry flavors with a touch of mint. Cedar and dusty earth emerge on the long, layered finish.
Roasted Duck Breast with Pecan Purée, Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde. Pan-Roasted Veal Chops with Cabernet Sauce

Terra D’Oro Barbera 2015 Amador County
Terra d’Oro Barbera showcases the refreshing acidity of the grape with inviting aromas of sweet red fruit and fresh toasted bread. Enticing flavors of cherry cola and blueberries coat the palate, and polished tannins boast an elegant, round finish.
A perfect complement to savory dishes, Terra d’Oro Barbera pairs particularly well with pork roast or orecchiette bolognese. Roasted Boar, Tallegio Filled Crespelle, Lasagna

Steele Clear Lake Zinfandel 2014 Catfish Vineyard
A mouth full of bright red fruit, and many layers of jam, coffee, and eucalyptus along with good structure and
balance.
Catfish Vineyard was planted in 1901, the wine is a field blend of a number of varieties, including small amounts of carignan, alicante bouschet, cabernet sauvignon , petite sirah, and cinsault. Having more than one variety assured the old-time vintners that they would have some grapes to harvest regardless of the spring frosts or autumn storms.
Enjoy this wine with Cioppino, pasta or red meat in a cream-based sauce. Grilled venison, spice-rubbed leg or rack of lamb, pizza with pesto and sausage.

Third Thursday March 15th Drop-in Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Come taste some wine with us!
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 Thursday March 15th 2018

Banfi Le Rime Pinot Grigio 2016
Pale straw in color, the wine offers impressive rich, ripe fruit aromas that hint of pear and white flowers. The wine is well balanced with an unusually lively acidity.
Le Rime takes its name from the lines that form on the sloping vineyard floor as water washes down the hillside, much as the ebb tide leaves its mark on the sandy beach. This Pinot Grigio catches that fresh minerality inherent to the terrain of southern Tuscany. The exclusive use of free-run juice at fermentation, followed by cool temperature fermentation and early bottling, makes the wine brilliant, vibrant, and appealingly fresh.
A splendid aperitif and a delightful complement to antipasto, pasta, and light meals.

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2016
On the nose, the 2016 La Crema Monterey Chardonnay shows Meyer lemon, passionfruit, grilled pineapple and pie crust. On the palate, nectarine, papaya and crisp lemon-tangerine notes are complemented by a touch of spice, complex minerality. Balanced acidity lingers on a long finish.
quickly-seared flounder accented with a toss of al dente bean sprouts, Dungeness crab or pan-sautéed petrale sole, Manchego Cheese.

François Millet Rosé 2016 Sancerre, Loire, France
The Millet family’s history in Sancerre dates back to the 1930s. This Pinot Noir-based wine, the most serious of the rosés that the family produces, is a ripe strawberry-flavored wine with a tangy, bitter-cherry edge.
Produced in tiny quantities, François rosé Sancerre offers a shiny, salmon pink colour and aromas of wild strawberries and spring blossom. The texture on the palate is very moreish, with an almost strawberries-and-cream quality. Fruit flavours are very much to the fore here with a luscious finish.
paëlla, minestrone, bouillabaisse, summer salads, barbecue

Alias Pinot Noir 2015 California
100% Pinot Noir
Dusty ruby color. Mild aromas of cherry, roasted pepper, and putty with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk blood orange and whole nuts finish with papery tannins and light oak. A carefree table wine.
A rather impressive wine for the price. Sourcing from mostly the Mendecino region as well as Sonoma. This wine offers ripe and pretty pinot fruit with great balance and freshness.
This is a perfect wine to enjoy on its own, and can also pair with any chicken or pork dish, and just about anything else.

Montana Crianza 2015 Rioja,Spain
97% Tempranillo and 3% Graciano
Spice and leather complement the deep blackberry fruit and ferrous minerality of Rioja’s red soils. Mouth-filling yet fresh, with the structure for improving in the bottle for a number of years.
Roasted chicken breast stuffed with peppers, caramelized onions, and goat cheese. Herb encrusted New York Strip Steak, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Fattoria di Lucignano Colli Fiorentini Chianti 2015 Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino & Merlot
Medium intensity ruby red. The nose on this wine is intense, overflowing with fruity aromas of black cherry and violets. Soft and medium bodied on the palate it balances rather present tannins with moderate acidity. An ideal accompaniment to pasta dishes, medium aged cheese.

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.

First Friday, November 3rd, 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 First Friday November 3rd, 2017 Wines:

Velata Mer Seguera Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Valencia, Spain
Bright light gold, aromas of yellow apples, delicate grapeyness, pressed linen, and lemon pith with a body and a finish of cottony tannins.
Paella, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas

Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2016, Tuscany, Italy
Lovely white-gold color. Fresh bouquet with notes of pear, peach, anise and honey. Fruity and crisp, refreshing.
aperitif, or light dishes such as grilled vegetables, a range of seafood, Pasta with Shrimp & Zucchini.

Howling Moon Chardonnay 2015, Lodi, California
Shows peaches and cream flavors, goose berries, citrus and green apples, with a bit of sharpness and green herbs on the finish. Medium-bodied. Greek Sweet Potato Fries, Shrimp and Grits, Yogurt-Marinated Apricot Chicken Skewers.

Oscar Tobia Rioja Crianza Seleccion 2010, Rioja, Spain
80% tempranillo, 10% graciano, 10% garnacha. Medium ruby, Nose of bouquet of ripe cherries and blackcurrant with slight undertones of liquorice, black pepper and nutmeg. Persistent finish with hints of ripe red fruit and toffee. Shepherds Pie, Chili con Carne, Manchego Cheese. RP-90pts

Peter Lehmann Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Barossa, Australia
Deeply colored, shows black forest fruits a structured palate with soft, firm tannins. Mocha notes add some elegance to the easygoing, smooth plum and cassis flavors, while accents of herb, spice and toast linger on the finish. Drink now through 2026. Steak, Lamb Shank, Ribs, London Broil, Burgers, BBQ

Peirano Estate “Illusion” Red Blend 2015, Lodi, California
Rich deep burgundy hue. Aromas of opulent chocolate and cocoa, with black currants and plums. Palate of blackberries, black currants, plums and dark fruit. Long, seductive finish of black licorice and has firm, round, supple tannins. sweet potato poutine with black beans and a mild cheese, Spicy Sausage Rigatoni, Moussaka.

WINE CLUB Selections October 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)

We have a pair of French wines this month both from somewhat iconic producers, enjoy!

Louis Latour Mâcon-Lugny Les Genièvres 2015
2015 is known to be a stellar vintage in Burgundy, particularly for the reds. We tasted several burgundy’s with a representative for LaTour just recently and agreed this “little” white Burgundy was very yummy and a spectacular bargain.
100% Chardonnay (as is true of most white Burgundy) and unoaked.
I wouldn’t look to age this wine for a long period, drink it with pleasure within the next 3 or 4 years.
From the Latour webpage:
“The village of Lugny is located high up in the South of the Mâcon region. It has a great reputation for its white wines which has made Mâcon famous. It is well known that the village of Lugny, with its limestone soils and warm climate, produces the most coveted white wines of the region. The vineyard of « Les Genièvres » is one of the best. Maison Louis Latour selects the best grapes of this village, which thanks to its terroir, was the only village planted with Chardonnay 30 years ago.
Mâcon-Lugny “Les Genièvres” is crisp and yet still typically honeyed. The nose unveils aromas of lemon and green orchard fruit with notes of honeycomb. A clean dry, yet quite rich wine full of light lemon citrus and orchard fruits with nutty notes, it has an elegant smoothness with balanced fresh acidity and a lingering dry-almost honeyed finish. A good value quality white Burgundy that is drinking well now.
Food Pairing: Grilled fish – seafood – Comté cheese”

Château de Ségriés Lirac Cuvee Reservee 2015
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre
We’re big fans of wines from the Rhone Valley, they tend to be extremely adaptable for pairing with food, and tend to age remarkably well. I had a simple Guigal Cotes Du Rhone from 1995 last night and it was fabulous! This wine comes from Lirac, an appelation just across the river from Chateneuf Du Pape.
These grapes are from 80 year old vines and harvested by hand, and have no oak treatment.
Pairs well with Stews, Grilled meats, Game, Various cheeses, or almost anything else you’d drink a red wine with!
The Wine Advocate gave this wine 92pts.
“The 2015 Lirac Cuvee Reservee is a beauty. Notes of dried Provencal garrigue, cedar, blackberries, blueberries and roasted herbs all jump from the glass of this concentrated, rich and seriously endowed Lirac that has a stacked mid-palate, rocking levels of concentration, ripe tannin and a great finish. It’s another superstar wine to drink over the coming 7-8 years.”

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

“Italian Wines with Jean Pierre Chambas” Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday July 28th, 7-9pm

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.

Italian Wines with Jean Pierre Chambas
Jen Pierre, CEO of Aleph Wines, will guide us through ten of his favorite Italian offerings. JP will tell us about the producers of these wines and share personal anecdotes. Jean-Pierre’s seminars are always wonderful; great wines, great stories, great information on the wines. (sign up early)

The Wines:

Masciarelli Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Tommasi Soave Superiore

Tommasi “Le Rosse” Pinot Grigio

Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore

Poggio Al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon

Tommasi Filodora Prosseco

Masseria Surani Heracles (Primtivo)

Casisano Rosso Di Montalcino

Casisano Brunello

WINE CLUB! July 2017 Selections

“The first rule of WINE CLUB is… ALWAYS talk about WINE CLUB!”
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! (see below for pricing and perks) 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)

Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Napa Valley, California
Bright, clean, and elegant, this is a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc. It’s all about balance and subtlety, notice how it sits on the palette. We’ve tasted quite a few really nice California Sauvignon Blancs lately, and this one really stood out. It’s got 4% Semillon and 1% Muscat to give a little roundness. Most of the wine is aged in stainless steel with 10% in neutral oak, which “softens” the wine by allowing small amounts of oxygenation.

Honig is in Napa Valley and has been family owned and operated since 1964, the vinyards are sustainably farmed and solar power provides most of the electricity used by the winery.

This will go great with any lightly seasoned white fish, a light salad or asparagus. Maybe add a little chevre and fresh dill, yum!

Here’s the winery’s Description:
Bright acidity lends a crisp freshness to the flavors of peach, passionfruit, and lemongrass, artfully balanced by a touch of freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime. Juicy and refreshing, with aromas of jasmine, peach, and grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied, with a lingering finish.

 

Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles 2012
Barossa Valley Australia
This was one of Dad’s favorites! Cuvee Juveniles is a Rhone style blend from Australia consisting of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 20% Mataro. Our distributor still has the excellent 2012 vintage. We were suprised at how youthful the wine shows when we tasted it again! In my experience Rhone blends age very well, it’s fun to see how this is progressing! The Spectator gave the 2012, 91 points and said “Drink now through 2019” I’d give at least a few more years. This wine was originally made in 1999 for “Juveniles” a cult wine bar in Paris.

Rhone style blends are remarkably adaptable food wines. Almost anything you would pair with a red wine will work. Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Lavender, think Herbes De Provence will go great with this. It can also stand up to quite a bit of spice! Beef & Bean Chile Verde, Indian Spiced Shrimp, Middle Eastern Lamb Stew, Red Curry with Vegetables.

Here’s the producers description:
Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine. Its fragrance, intensity and energy are all reminiscent of freshly fermenting must, with ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins. Soft and sensuous, this wine is frightfully drinkable already, but as with its predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar.

Critical Acclaim
WS91
Wine Spectator – “Smooth, rich and expressive, with chocolate undertones to the cherry and guava flavors, lingering easily against polished tannins. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2019”
V90
Vinous / Antonio Galloni – “Bright violet color. Aromas of raspberry preserves, fresh flowers, licorice and white pepper show very good energy and focus. Juicy, focused and lively on the palate, offering bitter cherry and red berry flavors underscored by a spicy element. Shows a sweet floral pastille quality on the finish, along with silky, even tannins.”

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, July 20th, 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 Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Laurent Perrachon, Beaujolais Blanc, France 2016
Chardonnay, “Perle Blanche” Aromas of white blossom, stone fruit and apple accents of crushed herb (chervil, perhaps) and a little butter. Flavors of pear, apple, peach, and a dusting of crushed stone. Refreshing on its or with roast chicken, seafood and more.

Wairau River, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, NZ 2014
Vines dating back to 1990 planting, cool-fermented in stainless-steel, with a portion in seasoned French oak. Aromatic yellow stonefruits with nuts and kernels, with exotic florals and spice notes. Medium to full bodied, luscious flavours of stonefruits, florals and honeysuckle. White meat dishes and Middle Eastern fare.

Houchart Cote du Provence Rosè, France 2016
Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah. Nose is fresh, with strawberry and red berry notes, delicate aromas of yellow peach and grapefruit. Fresh and delicious, with a fine attack, it is well balanced and long in the mouth. Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Goat Cheese stuffed Chicken Breast
91pts Wine Enthusiast

Frescobaldi, Remole, Toscana, Italy 2015
85% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple-red color, brilliant and intense. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry and black cherry, followed by aromatic and spicy notes of black pepper and eucalyptus. Fresh, medium-full bodied Remole proves to be an elegant wine with a long finish. Cured meats and sausages, barbecued meats and vegetables

Montes, Classic Merlot, Colchagua, Chile 2014
85% Merlot, 15% Carmenère, fruitiness and spicy black pepper, Red currant and dark plum flavors. Notes of dried green herbs, with hints of chocolate and pepper. Chicken with mushroom sauce and roasted potatoes, Humitas (Chilean tamales), Lasagna.

Howling Moon, Pinot Noir, Monterey, California 2014
A medium bodied 100% Pinot Noir. Aromas of cherry and raspberry with hints vanilla and spice on the finish. Pairs with chicken or veal Parmesan and semi sweet chocolate desserts.