Wine Tasting 7/13

We approach this tasting with climate in mind. The South of France , Rias Baixas, La Mancha and North California deliver a common gift; great wine. Hot Summers teach the vignerons to produce refreshing and complex wines full of  vibrant exhuberance. Lets explore and enjoy!

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday July 13th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

ATMOSPHERE ROSE, 2009

25% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 30% Syrah, 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon

An Assemblage of red varietals grown on the hillsides above the Mediterranean.

A pastel pink color, a nose of watermelon and pink grapefruit.

BTG $ 5.25                                 Retail $12.99

 

 

NORA ALBARIÑO, 2008

Bodegas Nora’s philosophy is to allow the Albariño grape to achieve maximum expression of its maturity which helps develop Nora’s signature crisp style full of melon and tropical fruit flavors.

Pale, cloudy yellow. Pungently fruity aromas of pink grapefruit, peach and pear. Juicy, pure and brisk, with very good density of fruit for village wine. Finishes with pineapple and grapefruit notes and enticing lingering perfumeBTG $ 7.50                                 Retail $19.99

 

 

VENTA LA OSSA TEMPRANILLO, 2006

Venta La Ossa comes from La Mancha, Spain, a region that has some of the lowest precipitation levels and, not surprisingly, some of the highest average summer temperatures. This helps make Venta La Ossa a very deep colored, complex wine. It’s 100% Tempranillo.

BTG $ 7.75                                  Retail $20.99

 

TRINITAS OLD VINES ZINFANDEL, 2006

87% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah,  4% Mataro and 1% Alicante Bouschet

Near the Bay Area town of Oakley live some of California’s oldest vineyards. Planted as far back as 1890, these historic “old vines” produce low yields with concentrated flavors. This Zinfandel displays bright red fruit, raspberries, white pepper, cinnamon, smoke, and toast.

BTG $ 7.00                                        Retail $18.99

 

 

BENNET LANE TURN 4 CABERNET

This Napa Valley Cabernet opens with intense aromas of black fruit, bright cherry, & minerals. Background notes of cedar, sage and violets add to the complexity of the wine. On the palate the wine has good weight, with flavors of dark cherry, cocoa, and plums. The tannins are velvety and approachable, leading to a long, elegant, fruit driven finish.

BTG $ 9.25                                        Retail $24.99

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