Monthly Archives: August 2018

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

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Stop by Wine World 133 Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC
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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

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

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)