Monthly Archives: December 2018

Third Thursday, December 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, Third Thursday, December 20th:

Le Grand St Vincent Sauvignon 2017 Touraine, France
This pale yellow wine streaked with green is dry and refreshing with straightforward but typical aromas; the mouth is full and develops into fleshiness with the characteristic fruitiness of our Côteaux wines. It goes perfectly with seafood, raw vegetables, charcuterie, fish and barbecues.

Brack Mountain “Cyprus” Rose of Pinot Noir 2017 Anderson Valley, California
This gorgeous rosé explodes right out of the bottle with notes of cherry blossom, honeysuckle, and hyacinth. On the palate, it has notes of ripe Rainier cherries, watermelon, and peach with a nice, dry finish. Made with all Anderson Valley fruit!

M. Bonnamy Crémant de Loire Brut, NV, Loire France
65% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 15% Cabernet Franc. Quartzy and bright nose, redolent with fresh apple skin and crushed sweetart aromas. Zippy and energetic on the palate with a long chalky citrus finish, the maritime proximity and limestone soils really shine through in the very pure, minerally wine. A fantastic accompaniment for an aperitif or seafood.

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône 2017 Rhone Valley, France
Aromas of blackcurrant, raspberry, and white pepper. Juicy, powerful and red fruit on the palate, with lovely roasted notes, and delicate silky tannins. Young milk-fed lamb.

Alfredo Bertolani ‘Rosso all’Antica’ Lambrusco 2016 Reggiano, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
A dry sparkling red, this wine is created fully respecting the ancient traditions, selected from the best ruby coloured Lambrusco grapes. With a full ruby red colour, Rosso all’Antica blends its important body with the classic liveliness of Lambrusco. Ideally serve with typical Emilia cuisine, cured meats, roasts and game. Its full body and balance can also hold their own when combined with more challenging dishes like brazed and grilled meats.

Broadside Printer’s Alley Proprietary Red 2014 California
35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot from selected vineyards in Paso Robles, Santa Margarita Ranch, and San Juan Creek District AVAs
Enticing berry, plum and vanilla notes dominate the generous aromatics. Endowed with youthful vibrancy, its juicy, bright palate opens up to reveal layers of baking spice and cherry.

WINE CLUB Selections December 2018

Enrico Serafino Gavi del Comune di Gavi 2017 Gavi, Piemonte, Italy
100% Cortese, which is also called Gavi, the name of the town it is associated with. If the grapes are grown within the town limits, it can be called Gavi di Gavi. This wine has a soft lush natural fruit up front, and a dry crisp slighlty minerally finish. Clean and delicious! Here’s a blurb about the Winery:
“Enrico Serafino was founded in 1878 in Canale d’Alba, one of the main towns in the Roero region of Piemonte, Italy, which has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages as a farming center for the area. Today the winery still stands in its original location, making it the oldest winery in the region.”
This will be super as an Apertif or with cold starters, almost any sort of lightly seasoned seafood, or even a fruit salad.

Requiem Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Columbia Valley, Washington
This is a big ‘ol inky cab from Washington, sourced from four vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA (more info on each vineyard here: Don’t be afraid to decant this for an hour or so. It’s a monster, big, bold fruity, but not sweet, and with a nice bit of acidity and lush tannins on the long finish. Hints of chocolate, anise, and lavender give it a nice complexity that surrounds the big fruity opening!
This will be nice with big meaty dishes, I suggest grilled with a serious red wine based marinade. I often like to add a touch of honey to mine, the sweetness burns off and allows the meat to char more easily without getting dry. Often we put a little chili garlic sauce to add a little spice, maybe some anise seed or a touch of chopped vanilla bean…

First Friday December 7th 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 December 7th 2018:

Bodega Norton Bubbles 101 Mendoza Argentina
100% Grüner Veltliner. A pale yellow hue with a hint of green, this light sparkling wine is created with delicate bubbles, with 101 in each sip. Expect youthful citrus notes and a freshness on the nose, while a crisp acidity is balanced with white fruit flavors such as peach and pear to create a pleasant drinking experience.

Biscaye Baie Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Côtes de Gascogne, France
Brilliant pale yellow. Exuberant nose of white flowers, white peaches, pineapple, Japanese nashi pear and citrus fruits. Fresh and crisp in the mouth with a luscious richness in the mid-palate and a nice long finish. This is a wine to be enjoyed at all times or accompanied with seafood, white meat dishes, creamy or garlic based pasta dishes and cheese.

Rudi Wiest Dry Riesling 2016 Rheinhessen, Germany
Dry Riesling from vineyards in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. Features enticing notes of freshly picked white peach, apple and delicate mineral nuances with aromas of grapefruit and lemon. Clean and refreshing, it pairs well with Asian and Indian cuisine.

Silvio Grasso, Dolcetto Langhe 2016 Piedmont, Italy
100% Dolcetto from 1.5ha of vines grown in calcareous soils. Maceration with the skins for 4-5 days in steel vats with temperature control. Maturation in steel vats for 7-8 months. Finishing in the bottle for 1 month. 8,000 bottles produced.
Ruby red in color with purple reflections. A fine, fruity nose that’s slighty spicy, with notes of ripe plum and bitter almond. Supple and fresh on the palette with good structure. Well balanced with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Bodegas Olivares Tinto 2016 Jumilla DOP, Spain
75% Monastrell, 15% Grenache, 10% Syrah. Dark berries and cherry notes. Fresh in the mouth, we again perceive a sweet, vibrant dark fruit, with touches of pepper accompanied by good acidity. Ideal for accompanying a wide variety of dishes, from flavorful, meaty-textured fish to pasta, meat and aged cheese.

Alta Vista Classic Cabernet Sauvignon RSV 2016 Mendoza, Argentina
Displays layered aromas of ripe, red fruits with black pepper and toasted oak notes before juicy red berry flavors on the palate; medium-bodied and balanced. The wine has smooth tannins and a touch of oak on the long finish. This wine has a charming character that is perfect for accompanying barbecues, pasta with intense sauces or hard and semi-hard cheese.