Wine Tasting 7/24/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on July 19, 2012 No Comments yet

This Tuesday we have a special guest Paul Wilkins, winemaker owner of Alta Maria Winery in Santa Maria California.
Paul spent several years with the prestigious Alban Vineyards in Edna Valley before venturing out on his own. We’re excited
to have him meet and greet you. In addition we will be featuring a great Cotes de Province rose and a wonderful
Carmenere blend from Chile and ending with what we consider to be one of the best Malbec’s from Argentina.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 La Croix “Irresistible” Cotes de Province Rose
Grenache,Cinsault, Tibouren, Mourvedre and Cabernet
Pale pink dress, elegant nose with citrus fruit aromas. Supple, frank mouth in attack, fruity with
asoft and silky finish.
BTG $8.00 Retail $20.99

2010 Alta Maria Sauvignon Blanc
Pale antique gold in color, dynamitic aromas of honeydew, gooseberries and tomatillos abound in the glass. Tropical fruit adds to the
body of this moderately weighted wine which opens up on the palate to zesty acidity and slight minerality.
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99

2010 Alta Maria Pinot Noir
Garnet red in appearance, this 2010 Pinot Noir’s captivating aromas are spicy with ripe cherries and strawberries. A luscious mid-pallet comes through upon tasting, but lies well within the true character of this variety. Medium bodied throughout, with balance and a great fruit presence that is a classic mark of the vintage.
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99

2008 Estampa Gold Carmenere Blend
The 2008 Carmenere Gold is made up of 57% Carmenere, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It sports an alluring bouquet of herbs and spices (while avoiding any green character) along with earthy minerals, black currant, and blackberry. Ripe, savory, and smooth-textured, this lengthy effort will benefit from another 2-3 years of cellaring and will provide prime drinking from 2013 to 2020. 89 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $19.99

2007 Cuvelier Los Andes Gran Vin Blend
The 2007 Gran Vin is a blend of 73% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Merlot aged in French oak for 18 months. Saturated purple in color, it offers up an alluring bouquet of smoke, incense, Asian spices, and black cherry, with a hint of chocolate in the background. Full-bodied, layered, and opulent, the wine has superb depth of flavor, excellent integration of oak, tannin, and acidity, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. 92+ pts Wine Advocate
BTG 12.75 Retail $35.99

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