Wine Tasting 6/14

Keep us in mind if your planning a small get together or a big party!

 

This Tuesday’s tasting should be a ton of fun. Have you ever had a sparkling Riesling? You will now.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a chardonnay that over delivers like the  Dreyer we’re featuring.

Two juicy well made California gems and a 90 pt Bordeaux @ $15.99. Don’t miss this next tasting.

 

 

The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years; with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, it has the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines.

 

The Dreyer family has been involved in California agriculture since the 1950’s, and has been making wine since 1980. Following up on the much-enjoyed previous vintages of the Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay, comes once again a value priced Sonoma County Chardonnay. This 2009 release is comprised of grapes from selected mature vineyards in Sonoma County, with its fruit coming from vineyards in Alexander Valley. This wine was primarily stainless steel fermented and then oak aged prior to bottling.

 

The Aubert family has been established in the Saint Emilion and Dordogne region for 250 hundred years. Amélie Aubert with the help of her father Alain and lifelong friend Michel Rolland, is the sixth generation winemaker for the family owned Chateaux since 2000. Chateau de Macard is located in the village of Pessac sur Dordogne , 300 feet above the river, facing south. The terroir is exceptional and unique to the area, it has all the components to make a great wine including Limestone to give minerals, gravel to give elegance and clay to give power.

Tobin James Cellars, located 8 miles east of Paso Robles on Highway 46, sits among 71 acres of vineyards and oak dotted hills. A magnificent setting for magnificent wines!

Quivira specializes in small-lot wines from varietals specifically matched to the soils, seasonal strength of sun, and coastal influenced nights that accentuate the unique characteristics that flow from the vine directly to the wine. The quality of our wines is an honest reflection of our commitment to this land, Biodynamic agriculture and our dedication to artisan winemaking.

” To continue growing exceptional grapes year after year, we must strike a balance with our surroundings – the creek, the river, the neighbors and the animals. This can only be done by taking care of the land.”

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday June 14th, 2011

6:00-9:00 PM

No charge for tastings

 

Dr. Loosen Dr. L Sparkling Riesling, NV

100% Riesling

A wine with lively acidity, pleasant mousse, lovely mellowed apple fruit. Nice length. A very approachable and satisfying sparkling wine.

BTG $6.00                                       Retail $15.99 

 

Dreyer Chardonnay, 2009

Golden in color, the grapes were picked with perfect ripeness and natural acidity. With lovely pear and pineapple aromas, this wine shows great balance between its Sonoma County ripe fruit nose combined with the post fermentation oak influence aging resulting in a rich wine showing varietal character.

BTG $6.00                                         Retail $14.99 

 

Château de Macard Bordeaux Superieur, 2009

50% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

Ripe and dense, but fresh, with silky-textured plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit carried by sweet spice and maduro tobacco notes. The fleshy finish shows nice drive.

90 Points Wine Spectators issue December 31, 2010

BTG $ 6.00                                      Retail $15.99

 

Tobin James Notorious Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008

Classic Paso Cab! Black and red currant, plum, cedar oak, caramel and cinnamon. Tart and medium-bodied on the tongue with an adolescent musculature, the fruit is ripe and jammy. There’s plenty of oak flavor and a measure of warm cinnamon roll as the lightly gripping young finish lets go.

BTG $ 7.50                                      Retail $19.99

 

Quivira Dry Creek Zinfandel, 2008

95% Zinfandel, 5% Syrah

With a classic Dry Creek profile, this vintage gave great depth, with deep, dark red and black fruit flavors. Cherry, raspberry and blackberry join classic plum on a nice, plump mid-palate, firm acidity. The fruit mingles with richer spice tones as the wine almost struts to a clean, lingering finish with impressive finesse.

BTG $7.50                                     Retail $19.99

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