Wine Tasting 8/23

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 19, 2011 No Comments yet

Next Tuesday we’ll be tasting some of the best Gems of Germany, South of France, Sonoma Valley and the heart of Napa Valley don’t miss it!!

The Villa Wolf label is used for a value-priced line of varietal wines that combine J.L. Wolf estate-grown fruit with grapes from contracted growers. These are exceptionally affordable, classic Pfalz wines from traditional varieties.

There is evidence of vine cultivation at Château Pesquié that dates to two thousand years ago. The recent discovery of a pottery workshop and wine pottery from the Roman era (30 BC) in the Côtes du Ventoux Appellation confirms that the region is one of the oldest wine producing areas in France. In 2003, Alexandre & Frédéric Chaudière, and their cousin Renaud, took over the Domaine. They are continuing the family tradition to harness the potential of the outstanding Ventoux terroir and to make extraordinary wines. Château Pesquié is now a leading estates in the Appellation of Côtes du Ventoux and the southern Rhone Valley.

Since 1896, five generations of the Martinelli family have worked together producing apples and wine in Sonoma County. All of the Martinelli Estate vineyards are farmed by Lee Martinelli, Sr., and sons Lee, Jr., and George Martinelli. The wines are made by consultant winemaker, Helen Turley, and winemaker, Bryan Kvamme. The fruitful Russian River Valley is filled with Edens for growing Pinot Noir The Bella Vigna Pinot Noir is a select blend of some of these plantings, which were planted to the specifications of Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer.

The Dreyer family has been involved in California agriculture since the 1950’s, and has been making wine since 1980

Oakville Winery was first established in November 1877 as Brun & Chaix, Oakville Winery. It was the 9th bonded winery in California. The “new” Oakville Winery produces wine from the same vineyards and the same location as the founding winery, thus continuing a 132 year old tradition. In a real sense, the name Oakville Winery was chosen for us from the beginning.

Tuesday August 23rd, 2011
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer, 2010
Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer is clean, fruity and wonderfully light on its feet. It shows off the aromatic charm of the variety with the deliciously juicy texture and a delicate aroma of spice and fresh roses.
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $13.99

Château Pesquié Viognier, 2010
100 % Viognier
Golden color slightly silvery, limpid and bright. White flowers (acacias) and exotic fruits in the nose. Great balance. Delicate white flowers and mango flavors in the mouth followed by good freshness with a nice length.
BTG $ 7.00 Retail $17.99
Martinelli Bella Vigna, 2009
The 2009 Bella Vigna is a blend from four different vineyards including 7 Mules, Bondi, Moonshine and Lolita. Round and rich, full of bing cherry, cedar and gentle nuances of oak. The Martinelli tradition of precise execution is once again evident in this wine! 728 cases produced.
BTG $ 12.50 Retail $34.99

Dreyer Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
This 2009 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates rich fruit character balanced with medium tannins. This wine is comprised of fruit coming primarily from the Alexander Valley, The wine has a dark garnet color and a nose of black cherry and plums. Full bodied in the mouth with blackberry fruit complemented with new American oak.
BTG $ 7.00 Retail $1799

Oakville Zinfandel, 2009
The 2009 Zinfandel exhibits flavors of berry, black cherry, juicy plum, spices; such as pumpkin pie spices and lightly cooked pear. In addition; there is a subtle hint of coffee as well. On the palate this Zinfandel is medium bodied with soft tannins, it is supple well balanced and has a delicious lingering taste. This Zinfandel is like a chameleon, in the glass it is constantly changing.
BTG $ 11.00 Retail $29.99

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