HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
No charge for tastings
Marenco Brachetto di Acqui, 2009
Brachetto has wonderful aromas of black raspberry and black cherry with notes of tar, clove and flowers such as violets or orchids. The wine is medium-bodied, with a trace of sweetness lightly sparkling or what the Italians call frizzante the Marenco bottling labeled “Pineto” has wonderful richness and layers of flavor, again with an off-dry finish
BTG $ 9.00 Retail $22.99
Terradora Loggia Della Serra Greco di Tufo DOCG, 2010
100 % Greco
Pale-medium gold reflections with a rich and powerfully aromatic nose of apricot, apple, peach and citrus fruits. On the palate it is full bodied, soft and well balanced with excellent acidity.
“The 2010 Greco di Tufo Loggia della Serra virtually explodes on the palate with layers of pointed fruit. Jasmine, crushed rocks and lime are some of the nuances that emerge from this beautifully sculpted, precise white. The elegant finish is first-class all the way.”
89 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #195 June, 2011
BTG $ 7.75 Retail $19.99
Cantina Colosi Nero d’Avola, 2010
Nero d’Avola is ’the most important red wine grape in Sicily. Dark ruby red, with intense fruit aromas especially cherries. Dry, full-bodied, warm wine and youthful.
88+ Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #195 June, 2011
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $14.99
Rocca de Frassinello Poggio a la Guardia, 2008
45% Merlot, 40 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangioveto (Sangiovese in Maremma, Tuscany)
The 2008 Poggio alla Guardia, the entry-level wine from Rocca di Frassinello, is impressive in this vintage. Dark plums, chocolate, spices and grilled herbs come to life effortlessly. Clean mineral notes frame the finish and confer an attractive element of freshness.
89 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue #190 August,2010
BTG $ 8.50 Retail $21.99
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino, 2006
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine laced with red cherries, tobacco, cedar and underbrush, all supported by a firm tannic spine. Argiano’s 2006 Brunello shows beautiful inner perfume and the structure to develop positively for a number of years. Floral notes appear on the vibrant, polished finish. The estate’s Brunello spent 12 months in French oak (which is mostly felt in the wine’s textural richness) and completed its aging in cask.
93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue # 194 May,2011