Wine Tasting 1/22/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 17, 2013 No Comments yet

Join us this Tuesday for a wine tour of Spain, Producing some of the world’s best quality values.
All the wines that we’re tasting are rated 90+ by the experts!
Don’t miss it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2011 Columna Columna Albarino
Rias Baixas, Galicia
Planted in 1978 on granite and slate-based soils, the 2011 Columna Albarino exhibits exotic notes of pineapples, white peaches and honeysuckle, fresh acids, and medium-bodied, intense, concentrated, alluring flavors. 91 pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99

2010 Bodegas Olivares Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old Vines 92% monastrell and 8% garnacha
Glass-staining purple. Powerful dark berry preserve aromas, with pungent floral and herbal qualities adding complexity. Alluringly sweet in the mouth, with deep blackberry and candied cherry flavors showing impressive intensity and power. The lingering, lucid finish features broad, velvety tannins. Displays wonderful pliancy and focus, and has the depth to age. 91 pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $5.75 Retail $12.99

2011 Bodegas Barco de Piedra Barco de Piedra
Ribera Del Duero, Castilla Leon
A sensational value from Ribera del Duero (which rarely produces interesting wines for under $25), the 2011 Barco de Piedra is 100% Tempranillo aged five months in a combination of French and American oak (85% and 15% respectively), all three-year-old used barrels. It exhibits notes of flowers, licorice, new saddle leather, black currants and cherries. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, complex.
91 pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99

2010 Bodegas La Cartuja
50% garnacha, 30% carinena and 10% each of cabernet sauvignon and syrah): Vivid ruby. High-pitched red berries and Asian spices on the nose. Silky and emphatically fruity, offering fresh raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of tangy minerality. A very fresh and suave blend with strong finishing spiciness and lingering florality. 90 pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2011 Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat
Bright purple. Aromas and flavors of ripe red berries, cola and spice cake, with a deeper note of licorice emerging with air. Lush and seamless, with very good finishing breadth and spicy persistence. Shows plenty of upfront appeal but this wine has the concentration and balance to reward at least mid-term aging. 91 pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

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