Wine Tasting 9/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 9, 2010 No Comments yet

May the sound of the shofar usher in a sweet and good year for  you and your family!

 L’Shana Tova


Great wines to be drink in the middle of September!

De Martino has become the first Carbon Neutral winery in Latin America and the sixth in the world, following their official certification by the Australian Carbon Reduction Institute; and from this estate of the art winery their wonderful refreshing Sauvignon Blanc will kick off our next tasting.

To follow  two Malbecs one from the heart of Mendoza, Argentina the other one from the historical Cahors in Southwestern France; side by side we can appreciate the world of differences and the common delightful qualities of this noble grape that is also called  Auxerrois, Côt or Pressac in other places. The increase popularity and demand of this varietal has revived  lesser known wine regions in the old world and entice us to find and revisit them.

Next Stop, Barrosa Valley, South Australia the House of Rocland Winery indulges us with a 100% Shiraz wine they call Chocolate Box Dark; the name says it all.

Peju winery is located in Napa Valley, between Highway 29th and the river, surrounded by Mondavi, Beaulieu and Coppola. Tony Peju and his family have embraced the art of fine winemaking since 1982 and will present the fifth wine of the night: a well constructed, refined and sophisticated Merlot  with the class and pedigree comparable to the best Châteaux located in the right side of the Gironde.


Tuesday September 14th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings



“347 Vineyards” are single variety wines, composed of carefully selected parcels of fruit from different valleys. The result, a multi-dimensional wine, a fusion of unique character. This 2010 Sauvignon Blanc presents a brilliant light straw yellow color, with reflections of green on the edges. On the nose notes of fresh peaches and grapefruit intermingle with hints of herb. The herbaceousness follows through to the palate, but it is the wonderful fruity finish that lingers in the memory, reminding one of citrus fruits. It is well balanced and fresh, with an excellent acidity.

BTG $ 4.75                             Retail $10.99



100 % Malbec from the Valley of Uco, Mendoza, Argentina. This Malbec is ripe and forward, offering a solid core of raspberry and melted fig flavors laced with red licorice and spice notes.

BTG $ 5.50                             Retail $13.99



Clos la Coutale wine is produced from Malbec and Merlot grapes. There’s a sense of elegance to the well-defined, concentrated flavors of dark cherry, blackberry and plum, followed by notes of sage, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf on the long, powerful finish.

90 Points Wine Spectator- October 31, 2009 issue

BTG $ 5.75                              Retail $15.99



 100 % Shiraz from the Barrosa ValleyDeep, dark purple hues, a bouquet of strong coffee and chocolate aromas supported with blackberries and spice. Sweet vanillin oak, supportive tannins that finish smooth and silky. The wine also displays a great balance of alcohol, acid and oak. Well rounded yet bold.

90 Points Wine Enthusiast – July 2009 issue

BTG $6.75                              Retail $17.99



The wine is 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the organically farmed Rutherford H.B. Vineyard and sustainably farmed Persephone Vineyard in the northeast corner of the Napa Valley; this 2006 Merlot shows bright hues of magenta and rose. On the nose, one experiences aromas of juicy raspberry, ripe plum and Bing cherry with a touch of brown sugar. Baked cherry pie and sugar plum dance on the palate with hints of cocoa and coffee in the silky, extensive finish.

BTG $ 9.25                                 Retail $24.99

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