Wine Tasting 3/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by HVINE ADMIN on March 11, 2010

Next weeks tasting is filled with California tradition.

Duckhorn Vineyards has spent 34 years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. In 1990, after nearly fifteen years of making world-class Bordeaux style wines, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn embraced their growing passion for Pinot Noir. Their vision for Goldeneye was simple: to craft a distinctively California Pinot Noir of equal stature to their acclaimed Duckhorn Vineyards. Ed Sbragia for years was the prime Winemaking force for all of  the Private Reserve Wines of Beringer. His Merlot has always been one of our favorites. And Napa’s Luna Vineyard has a California twist to Pinot Grigio. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday March 16th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

LUNA PINOT GRIGIO, 2007

Light golden in color, this refreshing wine features enticing aromas of grapefruit, pear and spice as ripe flavors of citrus greet the palate. Bright mango and orange zest are accented by notes of guava and a touch of minerality. This food-friendly Pinot Grigio features balanced acidity and a full-bodied texture that carries through for a delicious finish of lemon and apricot.

BTG $ 5.25                                  Retail $12.99

 

DUCKHORN SAUVIGNON BLANC, 2008

76% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Sémillon.

100% French Oak Château-style barrels (60 G);20% Barrel-fermented in new oak;5 months sur lie

This Sauvignon Blanc seamlessly combines lush, mouth-filling fruit with refreshing acidity. The aromas highlight bright citrus notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and kaffir lime, underscored by subtle hints of pear and dried apricot. Echoing the aromatics, the palate reveals vibrant citrus layers complemented by more subdued tropical elements of banana, coconut and lychee.

BTG $ 9.25                                  Retail $ 24.99

 

SBRAGIA FAMILY VINEYARDS HOME RANCH MERLOT, 2007

This eight-acre vineyard is on flatland where Dry Creek used to flood; so there’s lots of silty gravel. The Merlot grapes do very well here. producing wine that’s velvety and lush on the palate with aromas and flavors of dark cherries. sweet red fruits and brown sugar.

BTG $ 10.25                                  Retail $27.99

 

DUCKHORN “DECOY” NAPA VALLEY RED WINE, 2007

43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot. 100% French Oak Château-Style Barrels (60 G)Barrel Aging:16 Months;Age of Barrels: 10% new, 90% second vintage

The wine offers enticing aromatics, sweet red fruit, supple tannins and firm, integrated oak. Beginning with aromas of raspberry, cherry pie, spice and cedar, the blend showcases an array of elements, from flavorful layers of cranberry, red currant and cassis to more nuanced hints of orange peel, amaretto and coffee. The medley of fruit continues throughout a long, enjoyable finish.

BTG $9.25                                  Retail $24.99

 

GOLDEN EYE PINOT NOIR, 2006

100% Pinot Noir; 100% French oak Burgundy-style barrels (228 lts.);65% New Oak, 35% Second Vintage Medium toast: Allier, Vosges and Tronçais Forests 16 months in barrel

This well-balanced, medium-weight wine offers bright acidity and a long, satisfying finish. The aroma is rich and evocative of dark cherries, nutmeg, caramelized apple, cinnamon, and clove. On the palate, it is full of plum, spice, cherry, strawberry, and vanilla oak layers. Though delicate and understated, this wine’s compelling force of flavor, weight, and potent spice create a depth and density that cannot be missed.

BTG $ 12.50                                  Retail $ 34.99