Wine Tasting 8/3

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on July 20, 2010 No Comments yet

 

PETALUMA HANLIN HILL RIESLING, 2007

The 2007 Hanlin Hill Riesling displays typical minerality and lemon-lime intensity, with hints of orange blossom. The palate shows ripe lemon-lime fruit and has wonderful acidity to complement the fruit.

BTG $ 8.50                                  Retail $21.99

91 Points- Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar August, 2008

YALUMBA VIOGNIER, 2008

The 2008 vintage has created delicate and aromatic Viognier wines. The colour is pale gold with green highlights, with a nose of pure aromas displaying apricot nectar, lifted honeysuckle and orange oil perfume. The palate is long, rich and luscious, with intense stone fruit – particularly white peach and apricot flavours, finishing with an aromatic citrus freshness.

92 Points-Wine Spectator –Issue November 30, 2009

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

 

D’AREMBERG STUMP JUMP RED, 2008

Light in texture and fragrant with floral, berry and beet aromas, this plays its fresh flavors against refined tannins, lingering effortlessly. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre.

 90 Points-Wine Spectator –Issue February 28, 2010

BTG $ 4.75                                   Retail $10.99

 

MOLLYDOOKER THE MAITRE D’ CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2008

Opaque purple-colored with legs that ooze down the glass, it displays a reticent bouquet that with coaxing reveals wood smoke, violets, black currant and blackberry. This is followed by a full-bodied wine with a glossy texture, succulent fruit, and excellent concentration.

90 Points- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate- Issue #186 December, 2009

BTG $9.25                                  Retail $24.99

 

LAYER CAKE SHIRAZ SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 2007

Dark, dense and creamy, complex aromas of black plum, Bing cherry, blackberry and pepper merge with licorice, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate.  This is one inky Shiraz; an explosion of dark, super ripe, wild blackberry, with a touch of cigar box finishing with a mélange of exotic spices. A pure fruit Bomb…complete from attack through a long, lingering finish.

BTG $ 6.00                                      Retail $15.99

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