Wine Tasting 7/20

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France, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and Italy are represented in our next tasting; The long traditions of Tuscany and the Loire Valley are the book ends for the style and acomplishments of the new world. To tell us more of his approach we’ll be honored with Pablo Tomé from Doña Paula Winery and its highly regarded Malbec.

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday July 20th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

DOMAINE PICHOT LE PEU DE LA MORIETTE VOUVRAY, 2009

Jean-Claude Pichot produces this wine in the family tradition, which dates back to 1734. His magnificent vineyard is situated on the premiers of coteaux of Vouvray. Fresh, floral chenin blanc with crisp acidity and rich concentration, this Vouvray is slightly dry, pure and intense.

BTG $ 6.50                                  Retail $16.99

 

CONO SUR CHARDONNAY, 2009

This Chardonnay has a beautiful, young yellow colour with golden hints. Exuberant and complex, this wine conveys refreshing citrus aromas, fruity notes of white peaches, along with mineral hints. In mouth complex fruity flavours mingle in with lovely mineral notes.

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 $ 4.75                                 Retail $10.99

 

DOÑA PAULA ESTATE MERLOT, 2008

Doña Paula Estate Merlot 2008 presents a ruby red color with dark hues. On the nose, it displays expressive aromas of mint, herb spice box and black fruits. On the palate, it is sweet, ample and smooth with a velvet structure. It is medium bodied and has a pleasant, lingering finish.

BTG $6.00                                  Retail $15.99

 

SPICE ROUTE CHAKALAKA aka(BABY MALABAR), 2007

Known as the baby ‘Malabar’, a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan, respectively, this is Spice Route’s initial release of this wine. The texture is quite engaging with its round mouthfeel and riper, sleek tannins. The nose has an intriguing aromatic profile with an overlay of toast and shades of vanilla with an assortment of dried herbs, spices, game and floral notes melded into darker fruit tones. Soft tannins make up the back bone of this wine but the savory cast to the fruit is the attractive feature with layers of flavor. Supple with sweet dark fruit, even a hint of dark chocolate give this good complexity and a charming flavor profile.

91 Points Wine Spectator Issue June 30, 2009

BTG $ 7.50                                      Retail $19.99

 

CAPARZO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, 2005

“The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is surprisingly dark in profile for this bottling. A sweet, Pinot-like bouquet leads to perfumed black cherries, spices, licorice and tobacco. This mid-weight, graceful Brunello offers gorgeous balance, with an expressive core of fruit that flows through to a long, refined close. The 2005 is one of best versions of this wine I have tasted in some time”

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 188: 92 points -April, 2010

BTG $14.00                                         Retail $39.99

 

DOÑA PAULA SELECCION DE BODEGA MALBEC, 2008

Doña Paula’s 2006 Seleccion de Bodega Malbec is a glass-staining opaque purple. It was fermented with native yeasts and aged in new French oak for 24 months. The nose reveals an aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. Dense, layered, and full-bodied, it has gobs of spicy black fruit, enough structure to evolve for 3-5 years, and a lengthy, pure finish.

                Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 184: 90 points –August, 2009

                                                           Retail $42.99

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