Monthly Archives: September 2018

Third Thursday September 20th 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 September 20th, 2018:

Château La Nerthe Les Cassagnes Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé

The color is pale pink fuchsia, very bright. The nose is frank, lively, expressive, on white flowers and citrus fruits (pink grapefruit). The palate is fresh and the gooseberry meets again the grapefruit. A wine of great freshness and easy pleasure!
A versatile companion to many styles of cuisine. Enjoy with cheeses and fruit or pair with salmon dishes, poultry in light to medium weight sauces, and fresh salads.

Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino 2017

Pale yellow in color, this wine is delightfully fresh with an intense fruit forward bouquet of exotic fruit and spices typical of the Mediterranean coast. On the palate, it is fresh and crisp with well-balanced acidity and a clean finish. Lovely as an aperitif. Also ideal with seafood, salads, sandwiches and vegetable dishes.

Cline North Coast Viognier 2017

Cline Viognier shows juicy tropical fruit, fresh apricot and notes of mandarin orange and grapefruit. It’s luscious and fullbodied with a slight crisp acidity.
Viognier can be a tricky grape to grow. It buds early and is susceptible to frost. The grape has a thick skin and benefits from a long ripening period to develop full flavors. Vines bask in the sun during the day but experience cool nighttime temperatures contributing to the wine’s fullbody weight and nice acidity.

Via Revolucionaria Bonarda Pura 2017 La Arboleda, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza

This 100% Carbonic Macerated Bonarada was harvested separately at 4 different times and then blended together. A seductively perfumed nose evokes musky dank fruits of blueberry, cherry, and raspberry. The vibrant, fruit dominated nose, leads to a soft and round mid palate, held together by firm tannins and bright acidity.

Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Paso Robles, California

This wine displays blueberry, black cherry, and currant flavors with nuances of licorice, violets and cigar box all wrapped together with a dash of vanilla and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, well-balanced, with soft tannins, this wine shows tremendous dimension, with a seamless finish that lingers throughout the palate.

Casir dos Santos Avatar Malbec 2017 Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina

Presents a vibrant red color with glints of bordeaux. Great aromatic intensity. It expresses in a very fresh way, with red fruits and a remarkable sweetness. In the mouth it’s balanced with round and sweet tannins, rich and with a marked acidity.

WINE CLUB Selections September 2018

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Argyros Estate Atlantis White 2016 Santorini, Greece

Produced on the Volcanic Island Santorini, this wine is made from 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani, 5% Athiri. These vines were never affected by the Phylloxera louse, which destroyed vines all over the world in the late 1800s. The solution to the Phylloxera problem is to graft European vines (vitus vinifera) onto American rootstock (vitus labrusco) which is impervious to the louse. While most vines around the world are grafted these vines are all on their original rootstock. The vines are between 30 and 150 years old and are trained and woven into baskets on the ground called “kouloura” (do a google image search!)

This wine really has unique flavors, crisp and acidic with full round fruit and nice complexity, I love it!

This will go wonderfully with any seafood, I’m suddenly craving Mussels…

From the producer: “Crystal-clear yellow color, distinctively flavored with citrus overtones. The relatively high acidity of Asyrtico gives it a crisp freshness, while the vineyard’s extremely low yield offers body, structure and substance.”

Critical Acclaim
Wine & Spirits 90pts
An assyrtiko blended with small amounts of athiri and aidani, this is earthy and saline, with a touch of nuttiness that gives it a sun-warmed feeling. Gravelly and firm, it ends searingly dry, cleansed by a crisp, citrusy acidity.

Domaine Gauby Calcinaires 2015 Côtes du Roussillon-Villages

Black Grenache 15% Vines of about ten years, Carignan 10% of twenty years, Mourvèdre 25% Vines of about ten years, Syrah 50% Vines of about ten years
Grown on Limestone, clay – limestone, schists, made with all natural wild yeasts, this wine feels incredibly natural and beautiful on the palate. There’s a term “garrigue” that is used to describe the flavor of the scrubland in the south of France, this wine has it in spades! Côtes du Roussillon-Villages is in the very lower left corner of France. You might recognize these varietals as also being part of the Rhone blend, Syrah and Mourvèdre, being more recent additions to the Roussillon. This general blend of grapes can create very different wines depending on percentages and terrior, which all seem to share the ability to be very adaptable food wines. Serve this with almost anything you’d pair with a red wine. We’re about to drink the rest the bottle I’m sampling with grilled skirt steak and cauliflower. I know it’s going to be amazing.

I found this on the producer’s website, it’s been “Google Translated” to English so it’s a little wonky, but great anyhow, especially the last sentence:
Our job is to respect the environment, to take nature as an ally, a source of inspiration by referring to many cultures, leaving aside chemical and synthetic products and using herbal “home-made” preparations (more twenty) and other natural products such as essential oils, compost, etc.
A work that allows us to draw the quintessence of our terroirs and to seek elegance and freshness in our wines. The goal is to preserve the natural balance and to remain free of our choices. We are and will remain peasants.

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