Monthly Archives: September 2017

Third Thursday September 21st 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

Wine World Wines, Thursday September 21st:

Neil Ellis Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Western Cape, South Africa
100% Sauvignon Blanc, a multi distinct blend with fruit sourced from Darling, Stellenbosch and Paarl, left on the lees for 3 months before blending and bottling. Predominant flavors are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, leaving an overall impression of elegance and delicacy with a long fruity finish.
Gazpacho, Baby Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Lemon-herb Chicken.

Honoro Vera Rueda Blanco 2016
Rueda, Spain
100% Verdejo, Beautiful nose of white blossoms and fresh fruit with hints of papaya. On the palate is a nuance of lemon custard with bright apple notes. It is a focused and balanced wine that is perfect for a spring or summer picnic or light fare. Stuffed Mussels, Oysters, Blackened Whitefish, Grilled Vegetables, Shrimp Paella.

Clean Slate Riesling 2016
Mosel, Germany
Off-dry, Ripe peach flavors balance lively acidity, hints of lime and characteristic minerality. The fresh, balanced taste of clean slate is achieved by carefully selecting grapes from vineyards throughout the Mosel. The steep blue slate slopes of the Lower Mosel give the wine its minerality while the Middle Mosel provides a hint of spice to complement the characteristics fresh peach flavors of the Upper Mosel.
spicy cuisines, Asian, Tex-Mex, Indian and sushi.

Vino de Eyzaguirre Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Colchagua valley, Chile
aka: “The Burlap Cab, or “Wine in the Sack”
Rich, deep burgundy. Aromatic profile features red apples and raspberries. On the palate, bright fresh cherries with toasty elements and just a hint of pepper.
Grilled Cheeseburger, Roasted Mutton, Chile Colorado.

Masi Tupungato Passo Doble Red 2013
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Tupungato Passo Doble Red is one of Argentina’s unique wines—Masi’s specialty process of double fermentation uses fresh Malbec grapes and a percentage of lightly dried Corvina grapes. This technique deftly combines the history from the Veneto with the richly flavored Malbec grape from Mendoza. The wine is rich with ripe, black fruit flavors with vegetal and licorice notes and finishes with a soft, long finish, with vanilla traces and minerality. Displays complex ripe red fruit aromas, . Baked plum and Grilled Lamb, Roasted Pheasant, Gruyere or Aged Cheddar Cheese.

Clancy’s Barossa Red Blend, Australia 2014
Clancy’s Red is a pure Barossa wine, a collaboration of winemakers and growers who believe in making honest wines that punch above their weight. A blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, this wine is soft and supple and full of juicy flavour. A deep cherry red color leads to a bouquet showing blackcurrant from the Cabernet, vibrant red fruits from Shiraz and Merlot and charry oak in the background. The palate shows rich plummy bright red fruits, and long, savoury tannins adding complexity.
Penne with Veal Ragù, BBQ Ribs, Campfire Potatoes

WINE CLUB! September 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.

Mouton Noir, Love Drunk Rosé 2016 
Willamette Valley, Oregon
75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir.
Release date: 03/2017
PH: 3.16
Residual Sugar: .2 g/L

A super Yummy Rosé, the blend is inspired by Champagne. Most Rose is made by letting the white juice of red grapes sit on the skin fo a short period of time. We suspect that this wine was made instead by blending the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, although I couldn’t find any specific info. The grapes come from a single vineyard from McMinnville AVA, a sub AVA of the Willamette Valley. The winemaker, Andre Mack was a Somellier at the famous French Laundry and was the first African American to win the title of Best Young Sommelier in America in 2003. We have another of his wines in the store, a lovely Pinot Noir called “O.P.P”, or Other People’s Pinot.

The Chardonnay really stands out in this wine, and there’s a hint of spicyness from the Pinot. You could pair this with almost anything! Paella, Grilled Chicken, Prosciutto Panini, Curried Salmon Cakes

Here what the producer has to say:
“The 2016 Love Drunk is an intoxicating Rose. Much like
new love, it clouds the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to
glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. Provocative
aromas of strawberry and raspberry, followed by refreshing flavors
of wild strawberry, watermelon rind and a hint of kiwi.
Maison Noir Wines: Garage Wines (Micro-Negociant)
focusing on specific terroirs in Oregon by sourcing the best fruit
possible from the Willamette Valley region of Oregon to produce
wines which show the individuality of their respected sites.”


Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Vineyard Selection’ 2014
appellation: PASO ROBLES
alcohol: 14.5 %
acidity: 0.69
ph: 3.59

This is our one of our “Go To” California Cabs under $25 Big bold Paso Robles fruit with nice supple tannins, this is a serious and easy drinking cab all in one bottle. Gary Eberle has been making wine in Paso since the mid seventies and released the first Eberle Cab in 1979. He’s know as the “Godfather” of Paso Robles Winemaking. Chris Eberle (No Relation!) is the current Winemaker, while Gary and his wife Marcy oversee operations.

Braised Beef Short Ribs, Spicy Meatballs with Parmesan, Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde

Here’s what the Winery has to say:
“Cooked blackberries, baked black plum, grape candy and lilac touches show on the nose of this bottling, which is easy to like and uncomplicated. Violet floral flavors kick off the palate, followed by coffee spice, cedar and dark berry fruit, all framed by moderate tannic tension.
Eberle’s Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon displays 100% varietal characteristics blended from several distinguished Paso Robles vineyards, including the Eberle Estate Vineyard. This well-balanced Cabernet has a silky mouthfeel with flavors and aromas of blackberry jam, ripe plums, and toasty oak with a dry lingering finish. The Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is so approachable that can you enjoy it by the glass or with hearty fare.
The rich dark fruit flavors and moderate tannins found in the 2014 Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon make it a complement to a variety of favorite dishes including braised lamb shanks with rosemary, a steak sandwich with goat cheese butter or a juicy rib-eye steak with a dollop of blue cheese.
The 2014 growing season started with a very dry and mild winter, leading to an early bud break in mid-March. Warm weather continued
throughout spring leading into a hot and dry summer. Another year of scant rain and mild temperatures brought vines into early fruition with harvest beginning in mid-August. Yields were lower as clusters formed smaller berries, but the fruit came into the perfect ripeness and harvest was fast and furious. The results of the 2014 vintage is a wine that is full bodied with intense fruit flavors and good color extraction.”

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!

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