Wine Tasting 8/21/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 16, 2012 No Comments yet

This Tuesday we’re traveling around the world. Starting with New Zealand on to Argentina then Oregon over to Spain and finishing in California. All the wines have great press and are fantastic values.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Ponga Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
mix of kiwifruit, Key lime and melon flavors show a distinct, juicy lime sorbet note, with shades of fresh herbs and lemon zest.
87 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $5.00 Retail $10.99

2011 Finca Sophenia Viognier Reserve
Mendoza, Argentina
Pit fruits and poached pear; excellent concentration, lively acidity, lengthy finish.
Previous Vintage rated 91 pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.25 Retail $15.99

2009 Benton Lane Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Savory, ripe, and tasty, it is an easy-to-understand, crowd-pleaser of a Pinot that delivers plenty of cherry and raspberry fruit.
90 pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2009 Can Blau “Blau” 40% Carinena, 40% Syrah, and 20% Garnacha
Montsant, Spain
Dense yet lively, this expressive red shows morello cherry, floral, licorice and mineral flavors supported by light, firm tannins and fresh acidity. Mountain herb and smoke notes keep this from turning candied, but the sweet fruit lingers nicely. 91 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $5.75 Retail $13.99

2009 Hendry Cabernet
Napa, California
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is another rich, extroverted wine. Black plums, blackberries, tar and smoke are some of the notes that flow from this bold, deeply flavored Cabernet Sauvignon. Grilled herbs and licorice develop in the glass, adding further complexity. I especially like the plushness and depth of the finish. 91 pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

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