Wine Tasting 3/12/13

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This Tuesday we travel to three different regions in France, a family owned white
wine producer in Italy and a fantastic winery in California. We hope you can join us!

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, March 12th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

NV Franck Peillot Bugey Montagnieu Brut Methode Traditionelle
Savoie, France
Composed improbably of around one third each Chardonnay, Altesse, and quickly-pressed Mondeuse,
Lemon, fresh apple, yellow plum, freshly milled grain, musky narcissus, and intimations of maritime breeze in the nose lead to a palate subtly creamy yet bright; generously juicy with apple and lemon; and transparent to savory nuances of saline, alkaline, subtly sweet raw scallop. This finishes with saliva- as well as next sip-inducement and an invigorating twang of lees, mineral, and citrus zest. The quality of mousse, incidentally, is reasonably fine. In short, you won’t find many more interesting non-Champagne sparklers than this, not to mention its offering excellent value. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2011 Felici Verdicchio
Marche, Italy
Beautiful straw yellow with golden highlights. A complex aroma of exotic fruits and cedar, elder broom, lemon flowers, wild fennel and thyme, finally mineral of flint. To the taste it is intense and savory, fresh, warm and persistent.
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2010 Melville Estate Pinot Noir
Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California, USA
Presents an intriguing fabric of sweet candied cherries, rose petals, mint and sweet herbs. This is an especially juicy, yet medium-bodied Pinot built on finesse and elegance. The 2010 is simply gorgeous. 91pts Wine Advocate
BTG $12.25 Retail $32.99

2011 Baudry Chinon Les Granges Cabernet Franc
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Smells of fresh blackberry, chard, and artichoke. Firm and well-concentrated yet bright and buoyant on the palate, its sense of salinity, tart berry skin, and bitter-edged leafy greens makes for quite invigorating palate stain.
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2010 Chave Mon Coeur Cotes de Rhone Syrah, Grenache
Southern Rhone, France
This dense ruby/purple-colored, rich 2010 reveals kirsch and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of spice box, pepper and meat. Luscious and round, it is ideal for drinking over the next 5-6 years. 90pts Wine Advocate, 90pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

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