HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
No charge for tastings
Miner Family Vineyards Viognier, 2009
100 % Viognier
Aromatically complex with citrus and honeysuckle notes on the nose and a plush feel on the palate, it consistently displays a fine balance of natural acidity and intense concentration.
BTG $ 7.75 Retail $19.99
Dr Thanisch Riesling Classic, 2007
Dr. Thanisch Riesling Classic is made from grapes grown in different single vineyards of the Thanisch estate. This wine is consistently well-balanced, harmonious and round, with delicate fresh fruit aromas.
BTG $ 7.25 Retail $17.99
Bodega Weinert Carrascal Red, 2007
40% malbec, 35% cabernet sauvignon and 25% merlot
A bold full red. Currant, pepper, smoke and leather on the nose. Pliant, succulent and sweet, with ripe acidity framing the berry and smoke flavors. The broad finish features firm tannins.
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $13.99
Westberg Cellars La Paz Vineyard Zinfandel, 2008
Vivid ruby. High pitched aromas and flavors of red currant and cherry, with white pepper and floral notes adding complexity. Fresh and precise, with very good back-end lift and cut.
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $23.99
West Cape Hope Two Steps Shiraz-Viognier, 2008
The roots of Shiraz Viognier lie in France’s northern Rhone Valley, particularly the rocky slopes of Cote Rotie, where Viognier has been traditionally used to make the quite deep and rustic local Syrah (Shiraz) more approachable. The secret to good Shiraz Viognier blends though lies in the ‘co-fermentation’ process, which basically means fermenting the Shiraz and Viognier grapes together to allow for better flavor integration. It also makes for a very attractive, bright purple colored fermentation to boot.
Deep brick red in color with aromas of spicy black pepper and red berries and hints of oak. In the palate is medium bodied soft and luscious. Berry flavors are nicely integrated with spicy black pepper through the mid palate. Some oak is evident on the finish combining with spices and hints of tumeric.
BTG $ 7.50 Retail $18.99