Wine Tasting 12/7/2010

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Holiday Party; Wine Tasting; Special Occasions!

 

This week as we approach the holidays we have an exiting tasting that includes two wines from the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines in 2010

We’ll start at the beautiful Green Valley in the heart of California where we’ll try a world class sparkling; next Pinot from the Willamette Valley in Oregon where Ponzi Winery has agreed to vinified the fruit from a family owned vineyard along Route 99 (Main Highway of the Willamette Valley) and have united to fund RouteStock Cellars.

Our next stop Mendoza, Argentina; at around 3000 feet high Italian and Argentines have joined forces at Achaval Ferrer to produce the best Malbecs on the planet. Across the South Atlantic  to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, there from the creators of “Chocolate Block” the Boekenhoutskloof family has a new hit  Rhone Blend called “Wolf Trap”. Our last wine is a real treat; in the region of Tokaji, Hungary they produce from Furmint and Hárslevelű grapes affected from the “noble rot” a wine is made, and is sung in the national anthem and for centuries reserved only for the kings and Queens of the Magyar and then to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and their personal friends in the courts of Europe, next Tuesday we’ll be Kings and Queens for a night a we’ll taste Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos (Tokay Aszu).

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday December 7th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

IRON HORSE CLASSIC VINTAGE BRUT, 2005

75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay

Wonderfully rich and creamy, it sends all kinds of memory bells that say “champagne”, though the fruit is unmistakably Green Valley of Russian River Valley. It is vintage quality in every sense of the word.

92 Points Wine Spectator December 15th, 2010 Issue

BTG $ 11.00                             Retail $29.99

 

ROUTESTOCK CELLARS PINOT NOIR, 2009

97% Pinot Noir, 3% Syrah; 100% Willamette Valley.

The color is a light, translucent ruby hue. The bouquet reveals notes of raspberry, baked cherries, violets and orange zest with a hint of herbs. On the palate, notes of raspberry, cranberry and spice enveloped in a light, food-friendly acidity.

BTG $7.50                              Retail $19.99

 

ACHAVAL FERRER MALBEC, 2009

The wine was aged during 9 months in French Oak barrels. A special care was taken to preserve the necessary balance between wood and fruit without losing its spontaneity. This wine is bottled without fining or filtering. Intense, pure, full colors and young aromas; This leads to an impeccably balanced wine with a sleek palate feel, serious depth, succulent flavors, and a lengthy finish.

BTG $ 9.75                              Retail $26.99                                                                                                         91 Points Wine Spectator; Top 100 2010 #68

 

WOLFTRAP RED RHÔNE BLEND BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF, 2009

50% Syrah, 48% Mourvedre and 2% Viognier

The wine show smoky dark plum, berry, meat, spice, “garrique” and a light mocha note. There is fine balance with good acidity and length. A great value from South African superstars Boekenhoutskloof.

BTG $ 4.75                             Retail $9.99

 

ROYAL TOKAIJI ASZÚ 5 PUTTONYOS RED LABEL, 2006

Super clean and defined, delivering beeswax, apricot, clementine and saline mineral notes that converge on the racy finish. Refined in both texture and profile, with harmony and a long aftertaste

                                            Retail $41.99                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      94 Points Wine Spectator; Top 100 2010, #28

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