Wine Tasting 5/10

Long Meadow Ranch winery nestled in the Mayacama Mountains high above Napa Valley are renowned for their elegance and balanced style. Sommeliers at the finest chef-led establishments feature their wines on award-winning lists.

Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley. The winery has established a well-deserved reputation for consistency and complexity in the wines.

 

 

POGGIO al TUFO” estate  is located in Pitigliano, a very important Etruscan city in the Maremma Toscana area (south of Tuscany), a few Km from Sovana, Sorano and Saturnia and about one hour north of Rome. It has been owned by the Tommasi family since 1997.

Located in the Heart of the Columbia Valley, Bookwalter Winery has been producing small lots of high quality wine: Lush red and vibrant white wines since 1983.

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday May 10th, 2011

6:00-9:00 PM

No charge for tastings

 

Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, 2009

The nose exudes layers of fruit, floral aromas and a hint of verbena. Stone fruits, grapefruit and tropical notes enhance the often present green melon, cut grass and honeysuckle. The structure and softness on the palate promote the expansion and persistence of all these fresh flavors.

BTG $6.75                                        Retail $16.99           

 

Lange Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2009

A true “classique” style, this wine is approachable and fruit-forward upon release.
Tantalizing aromas of candied cherry, crushed raspberry, and cola play over a current of black licorice and refined tannins.

BTG $9.25                                          Retail $24.99 

 

Tomassi Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008

 

BTG $ 7.00                                       Retail $17.99

 

Bookwalter Subplot 25, NV

The Subplot number represents how many non-vintage table wines we have produced since 1983.
Each lot of wine selected for Subplot is carefully chosen each year after we have made our final blends for our top tier wines. We attempt to create a flavorful, full-bodied yet approachable wine by layering vintages, vineyards and varietals in our Subplot wines. Press wine from our oldest vineyards are aged longer in the cellar to help soften the tannins and create more mature flavors and wine from our younger vines and more recent vintages are added to the blend to bring the lush, young fruit characteristics forward in the wine. The result is a wine that offers, fruit, structure, approachability and exceptional value:  Aromatics of currants, dark berries, black plums. mocha & marzipan linger as the wine enters the palate full of ripe fruit flavors, Black Forest cherries, Boysenberries, and dates layered with cola, resin, graphite and a dash of Thai spice. A lush and full mid palate prelude a velour like finish, balanced with a touch of acidity.

BTG $ 6.25                                        Retail $15.99

 

Long Meadow  Ranch House Red, 2007

This vintage of Ranch House Red shows off the depth and concentration of 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon with strong supporting roles played by merlot (luscious plum and cherry red fruit), Sangiovese (perfume, dried flowers) and Petite Syrah (beef jerky and black pepper spice). From start to finish, the tannins are generous and smooth. The mouth filling entry leads to a flavorful mid palate in which all the dark and spicy characteristics of the wine are harmoniously expressed.

BTG $9.75                                      Retail $25.99

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