February 2016 WINE CLUB Selections

“The first rule of WINE CLUB is… ALWAYS talk about  WINE CLUB!”

The Wine buyers pick two wines each month for you that we love, one white (or rose, or bubbly) and one red each the total value of which will exceed $40
If you sign up by before the end of the month, you can start with our January 2016 selections!
Come by the shop to sign up, or give us a call at 803.279.9522

3 months $40/month = $120 and you get a Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 and you get two Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 and you get four Riedel glasses
(these totals are pre-tax)

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Cooper Hill Pinot Gris 2013
At Wine World representatives from our various distributors drop by throughout the week and bring wine to taste. When Dale and I tasted this Pinot Gris we both loved it immediately and ordered a few bottles, funny thing though, we already had it! Same vintage! (Dale must have tasted it already and bought some, before I came back to Wine World) Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but has a very different expression in Oregon. To my pallet this 2013 Pinot Gris has a wonderful delicate floral complexity, great for sipping or with lighter dishes, especially with a little spice and acidity maybe a thai-style squid or shrimp salad, a simple steamed whitefish on a bed of gently sauteed cabbage and mushrooms, seared scallops with garlic butter sauce and pasta, or how about chili lime chicken kabobs?
Here’s what Cooper Hill says about this wine:
Bright and aromatic.
This crisp Pinot Gris is loaded with pear, melon and peach that explode on the palate.
Made with Organic and Biodynamic grapes
(which means a great deal of care was taken in getting the best fruit possible!)

Stag’s Leap Hands of Time Red Blend 2012
This is essentially a Napa Valley Bourdeaux-style blend 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Merlot. We were impressed by the generous complexity of this wine. 2012 is a stellar vintage for California in general, this wine drinks wonderfully now, but promises to age nicely with full fruit, nice acidity and full, but silky tannins. Stag’s Leap is a well known producer of quality Napa wines, and Hands of Time is no exception.
Here’s what the winery says about the name: “Along a shady walkway on the tranquil grounds of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars one comes across a succession of limestone plaques, each bearing a handprint. These handprints comprise the Hands of Time exhibit, an enduring tribute to the many people who contributed to the winery’s
history over the years and who have gone on to become celebrated winemakers and viticulturists in their own right. With a tradition of mentoring that dates back to our founding in 1970, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has been a springboard for many a storied winemaker’s career. This wine is a tribute to our alumni whose unwavering vision of crafting elegant and balanced wines has been passed down from teacher to student, and through the hands of time.
Pair with grilled skirt steak, roast duck, pork tacos