Wine Tasting 2/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by admin on February 12, 2010

Spanish wine and Spaniards, not surprisingly have a lot in common. Both tend to be spunky, friendly towards food, epitomize quality and honor tradition. If you had to summarize Spanish wines in a single word, it would have to be, hands down, value!

 

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday February 16th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings 

 

SEGURA VIUDAS BRUT ROSE, NV

50% Macabeo,35% Parellada, 15% Xarel-lo

Made using the traditional méthode champenoise process, Segura Viudas Brut Rosé features a unique blend of traditional Spanish grapes. Segura Viudas Brut Rosé is fresh and fruity with red fruit aromas of raspberry, currant and grenadine. A lingering cherry note on the finish is crowned by a light touch of sweetness.. 87 pts Robert Parker

BTG $4.75                                   Retail $9.99

 

LICIA ALBARIÑO, 2007

From the beautiful, temperate region of Galacia, Spain called Rias Baixas comes the Licia Albariño is light gold-colored with attractive mineral, green apple, and honey aromas. It has excellent concentration, good acidity, and a lingering finish. 88 pts Wine Spectator

BTG $6.50                             Retail $16.99

   

RIOJA VEGA CRIANZA, 2007

Made from Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Garnacha grapes

Careful ageing for twelve months in oak casks, followed by at least a further six months in the bottle. The result is a complex wine, rich in aromas and flavours. Clean, bright ruby red with aromas of vanilla, toast and spices. Well-structured, meaty and balanced in the mouth. 87 pts Robert Parker

BTG $5.00                             Retail $10.99

                       

LA RIOJA ALTA VIÑA ALBERDI RESERVA, 2003

Tempranillo from Briñas, Rodezno and Labastida

The fermentation processes were normal and the wine was dry after 12 days. After hard fermentation and devatting, it underwent 26 days of malolactic fermentation. It was aged for 2 years in American oak casks, new oak for the first year and oak an average of 3 years old for the second. It was racked four times by hand and by candlelight. Bottled in January, 2007. The wine is bright cherry red, with a medium robe and light pinkish highlights in the glass. Intense, very fresh aroma, with hints of wild strawberries and sweet raspberries, perfectly assembled with balsamic hints of cinnamon, roasting, coconut and vanilla. Round and well-bodied to the palate, slightly acid and therefore lively. Smooth, silky tannins, thanks to perfectly ripened grapes and ageing in the cask. Good, slightly acid and fresh after-taste. 90pts Robert Parker

BTG $9.25                            Retail $24.99

 

PAGO DE VALLEGARCÍA SYRAH, 2005

This Syrah shows those typical characteristics we all love in the varietal: dark brooding blackberries and leather, along with exotic spice notes and firm, mouth-gripping

tannin. 90pts Wine Spectator                                                        Retail $39.99