Wine Tasting 4/2/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on March 28, 2013 No Comments yet

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 DeMartino Lagado Chardonnay Reserve
Coquimbo, Chile
This white delivers a taut mix of smoke, butterscotch, apple brûlée and pineapple notes on a full, round frame. Rich, with enough acidity to prop up the finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2009 Moshin Pinot Noir
Russian River, Sonoma
Alluring aromas of black cherries, earth, rhubarb and spices greet the nose followed by full and round flavors of rich red fruit, baking spices and a tinge of vanilla. Beautiful mid-palate and lingering finish. Impeccably balanced – classic Russian River.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2009 Whitehall Lane Merlot
Napa Valley
Rich and plush, but nicely structured, with black cherry and toasty vanilla aromas and soft red currant, cedar and spice notes. A touch of herb comes in with the ripe tannins on the finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2010 Tait Ballbuster Blended of 77% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
The Ballbuster gives a very deep garnet purple color and pronounced notes of spiced blackberries, blueberry pie filling and stewed plums with hints of freshly cracked black pepper and fenugreek. Very full bodied and richly fruited, it has a good line of crisp acidity lending lift and a medium to firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long and peppery. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2009 Mettler Old Vines Zinfandel
Lodi, California
Full of personality and shows it off with its refined core of luscious, lively flavors. Pleasing aromas of dark cherry, candied apple and toasty oak offer a hint of minerality. Bold and intense, yet complex wild berry, ripe cherry and plum flavors are balanced by a smoky note of espresso and exotic spice. The soft-edged tannins are kept bright and juicy by a pleasing seam of acidity while the flavors build richness and concentration on the finish, leaving you with a pleasant hint of vanilla-scented oak along the way. This wine packs a lot of flavor, yet manages to hold a measure of finesse and grace.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

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