July 4th Hours 11am – 5pm
Have a great holiday!
This Tuesday we’ll start and finish with a white and red Grenache from Spain, in beteween, a white from the famous Grave region in Bordeaux , followed by an unbelievable Pinot Noir from one of our favorite producers and a yummy Merlot from North Sonoma. Cheers!
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
No charge for tastings
Herencia Altés Garnacha Blanca, 2011
Herencia Altés 2010 Garnacha Blanca is an unoaked cuvee raised in small concrete tanks on the lees. Wax, jasmine, a hint of tropical fruits, and honey inform the nose of this terrific value. On the palate it is nicely proportioned, spicy, and surprisingly lengthy.
BTG$5.00 Retail $10.99
Château Graville Lacoste, 2011
A Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend from Graves in Bordeaux. The 2011 is a very light colored straw on the glass. The prevalence of small stones in the soil gives the wine a distinct flinty minerality on the nose, and the citrus fruit on the palate is likewise infused with a bright, crystalline mineral edge. This theme continues on the intense, precise finish. Light bodied and acidic crispiness with a good finish to accompany it.
BTG $8.00 Retail $20.99
La Follette Van der Kamp Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir, 2008
95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier
Mulberry, wintergreen and lapsang souchong on the nose lead to a surprisingly voluptuous mid-palate of forest floor, berry basket and brown spices, pine duff and touch of leather in late-palate, cinched by orange bitters. Tannins are a strong backbone throughout with a spectrum of fruit showing raspberry on entry to blackberry on finish.
BTG $12.50 Retail $34.99
Dreyer Merlot, 2009
This Merlot is dry, fruit laden and smooth at its finish. Possessing a great mouth feel and balance, this vintage has a deep garnet color and a rich, silky texture. Farmed from mature grapes, this Merlot possesses greater backbone than what one would expect from the cooler North Coast. The medium level tannins are smoothly integrated, and the fruit shows ripe blueberry and dark cherry notes nicely balanced with the influence of toasted oak aging.
BTG $6.25 Retail $15.99
Bodegas Mas Alta Black Slate Priorat, 2010
60% Grenache Noir, 35% Carignan and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2010 is concentrated and pure, with intense blackberry and redcurrant aromas and flavors punctuated by notes of pepper and exotic spice. There is a tight core of minerals on the nicely fleshed palate, with grippy tannins on the finish. Vibrant acidity keeps the wine lively and fresh.
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99