Wine Tasting 7/6

Lets start July with refreshing clean flavors from Oregon and New Zealand; an elegant and stylish merlot from Washington State and a Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel that teach us to appreciate exhuberance in fruit and balance in tannins.

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!

Tuesday July 6th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

EVOLUTION, LUCKY EDITION (SOMEWHERE BETEWEEN 12th & 14th)

“We felt that 13, with its historical negative connotation, wasn’t the right vibe for Evolution,” said Alison Sokol Blosser, Co-President of Sokol Blosser Winery (Dundee, Oregon). 

With over 40 white varietals to choose from, nine different grapes made the luck of the draw for Evolution’s unique blend: Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, White Riesling, Semillon, Muscat Canelli, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, and Sylvaner.  The Lucky Edition is inviting with aromas of jasmine, orange blossoms, complex spices and tropical fruit followed by an array of pear, peach, lychee, and honey flavors.

BTG $ 6.50                                  Retail $16.99

 

VILLA MARIA PRIVATE BIN SAUVIGNON BLANC, 2009

Fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region. A blend of fruit grown in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys spanning a range of different meso-climates were incorporated; the grapes which were harvested at varying levels of ripeness over a five week period, provide for an array of flavours and blending options .This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a fruit-salad-bowl of flavours including ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas. The wine has an exciting palate with layers of juicy flavours, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity.

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 $ 5.25                                 Retail $12.99

 

COLUMBIA CREST MERLOT COLUMBIA VALLEY RESERVE, 2006

87% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc aged in 70% new French oak and 30% American oak barrels for 25 months.

Intense aromas of blackberries lead to a soft, velvety palate of chocolate and dark berry flavors. This soft, yet powerful Merlot showcases excellent tannin structure integrated with delicate fruit flavors.

BTG $ 8.50                                  Retail $22.99

90 Points Wine Spectator Issue Feb.28, 2010

 

JOEL GOTT 815 BLEND CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2008

Fruit is sourced from Napa Valley, the Mendocino coast, Paso Robles and Lake County. Together, these appellations create a balanced, structured wine with supple tannins, bright acidity and flavors of spicy red fruit and rich black fruit that are intensified by aromas of currants, cedar and black tea.

BTG $ 6.00                                        Retail $15.99

 

JOEL GOTT ZINFANDEL, 2008

Joel Gott Zinfandel is a rare red wine gem that has steadily built a following over its first 9 vintages. This Zinfandel is considered by some “the poor man’s Turley” because of its astonishing quality-to-price ratio.

The 2008 vintage is a blend of 96% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah and 1% Alicante Bouchet, combining grapes from Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and Amador. The Lodi and Amador vineyards are old, dry-farmed, gnarly head-trained vines which produce concentrated fruit. Adding the depth of Napa Valley fruit and the spiciness from cool Sonoma grapes creates a blend that shows off the best of California Zinfandel. The wine is a deep ruby/purple in color with a vibrant nose of black raspberry, black cherry, plum, cola, tobacco and spicy oak. Medium/full in body, it is bright and assertive with soft tannins and bold flavors of black cherries, raspberries, plums, maple and spice. Aged for 10 months in 30% new American oak, 70% 2- and 4-year-old French oak barrels. Well structured and complex, it offers beautiful balance and a long, smooth finish.

BTG $ 6.00                                        Retail $15.99

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