Wine Tasting 4/30/13

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Tuesday, April 30th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

NV Adami Prosecco 13 Garbel
Veneto, Italy
Endowed with notable varietal character in its white peaches, pears and flowers. This is a beautiful, crisp Prosecco loaded with personality that comes though in the clean, mineral-laced finish. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2012 A To Z Pinot Gris
Intense aromatics of lime blossom, nectarine, tangerine, melon, wet stone and guava that build into aromatics of nutmeg, Bing cherries and kiwi. The palate is concentrated, ripe and succulent with wonderful lush fruit and mineral notes. The wine moves seamlessly into a finish that goes on for some time before finishing crisply. The lasting impression of the wine is great purity and intensity balanced by wonderful juiciness and succulence. 88 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2010 Terra Sigilata Filon Grenache
Calatayud, Aragon, Spain
Sourced from 30- to 40-year-old vineyards. It offers up notes of smoke, mineral, and wild cherry that mingle with layers of ripe cherry fruit on the palate. This savory offering over-delivers in a big way.
BTG $5.50 Retail $10.99

2008 Elyse C’EST SI BON
C’est Si Bon (It’s so good!), is made from grapes indigenous to the Rhone Valley in Southern France, yet very well suited to the terroir of the Sierra Foothills. This wine has intriguing aromas of red stone fruit, black raspberries, cassis, tangerine peel, and pomegranate along with hints of earth, wild game, and herbes de Provence. On the palate, flavors of ripe plums, bright cherries, wild berries and a hint of chocolate lead to a creamy, sensuous mouth feel and genuinely long finish. Full bodied and amazingly well balanced with vibrant fruit, subtle tannins, and bright acidity. It has great depth, balance, and finesse – and is way too easy to drink.
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99

2010 Martin Ray Cabernet
Sonoma County
Soft, sweet clove overtones back aromatics thick with smoky vanilla and a whisper of anise. This pretty and intense wine with a nice, luscious mouth-filling character is full of dark, lightly smoked, sweet fruit, layered with rich texture and a mellow tannic backbone.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 4/23/13

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This Tuesday we travel to the Hall of Fame of Wine Country’s: Italy & France

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

NV Fantinel Rosé Brut Pinot Noir-Chardonnay
Veneto, Italy
Fresh, crispy and showing lots of tangy raspberry, citrus and peach fruit; racy, bright, clean and elegant with real style.
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

Burgundy, France
Comes from East facing, 50+ year old vines, hand picked and oak aged for 11 months. Toasted hazelnut and pear of the nose, with lots of fruit, acidity and minerality on the palate. Lush mouth feel. Very balanced.
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99

2010 Eric Texier Cotes Du Rhone
Southern Rhone Valley, France
A bright, racy, floral style, with delicious red currant and cherry fruit carried by mouthwatering acidity. Shows nice definition through the red licorice-tinged finish. Pure.
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2009 Foradori Teraldego
Trentino Alto Adige, Italy
A big wine with huge fruit that largely masks much of the wildness that is typically present in this indigenous red grape. There is no shortage of intensity and sheer personality here. 90 Pts Wine Advovate
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2009 Monte Bernadi Chianti Classico Reserve Sangiovese (95%), Canaiolo Nero (5%)
Chianti , Tuscany, Italy
Ruby red Clean, intense, ripe black cherry, blueberry, rose, vanilla. Elegant, warm, rich, medium to full-bodied, quite soft, fresh, balanced, harmonious, long persistence.
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99

Wine Tasting 4/16/13

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This Tuesday we’re featuring a very famous and respected California Winery Ferrari-Carano.
Since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world class, nationally acclaimed wines. Vintage after vintage, the wines exhibit a remarkable consistency of style and elegance. Unlike their corporate competitors, Don and Rhonda Carano’s uncompromising commitment to quality and excellence is a reflection of their desire to produce memorable wines that enhance the pleasures of gracious entertaining and not focus on short-term financial goals.

Tuesday, April 16th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Bella Luce Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat Canelli
Fragrant and light wine with refreshing acidity that is made from varieties that complement one another in aromas, flavors and texture. Bella Luce has delicious layers of Muscat, honeydew, orange, lychee, pineapple, peach and apple, along with lingering cream, vanilla, lemon and a floral finish.
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2012 Fume Blanc ( Sauvignon Blanc)
Has aromas of orange blossom, quince, white peach, Meyer lemon and mango complemented by flavors of pineapple, pear and guava. This wine has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from barrel aging adds, body, complexity and depth.
BTG $5.75 Retail $12.99

2010 Siena 74% Sangiovese, 14% Malbec, 8% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Delicious aromas and flavors of fresh-picked blackberries, raspberry jam, cola, cinnamon and clove. Sweet oak notes of vanilla and butterscotch complement lingering tart cherry, cranberry and strawberry. A wine with nice acidity and refined, elegant texture, SIENA has tannins that are showy and evenly coat the palate.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2010 Merlot
This is a velvety wine with a complex nose of fresh-picked blackberries, black tea, cedar, red cherry and licorice. A fleshy and generous mouthfeel is followed by notes of bittersweet cinnamon, mocha and tobacco. This wine has full, generous tannins that coat the palate, impressive length and lasting acidity.
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99

2010 Cabernet
Delicious, ripe blackberries, blueberry pie, cassis and cedar aromas delight with a smooth and harmonious mouthfeel that boasts flavors of Bing cherry, boysenberry syrup, graham cracker and milk chocolate. Velvety tannins generously coat the palate while the finish is supple and long with vanilla and caramel notes from French oak aging.
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 4/9/13

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If your considering our wine class, you need to call ASAP. We only have a few seats remaining!

This Tuesday we’ll taste wines from 5 different Countries. We hope to see you.

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

NV Bodegas Pinord Cava Dibon Brut Reserve
Penedes, Spain
Based on the classic Cava grape varieties with a secondary fermentation after 16 months in bottle. It has a simple bouquet that has pleasant, light floral aromas. The palate has a crisp citric entry with touches of Clementine and grapefruit with fine delineation towards the fresh, apple-y finish. 88 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $5.50 Retail $11.99

2011 Luigi Tacchino Gavi di Gavi
Piedmont, Italy
Crisp, fresh 2011 with no time in oak. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon blossom and green apples emerge from this light-bodied white wine that is
refreshing and delightful
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2010 Château de Brondeau
Bordeaux, France
This is lively with notes of plum skin, cherry preserves and fig wound at the core, while roasted wood spice and anise hints flitter around. Features solid grip and stays racy through the finish, displaying an echo of mocha. 90Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2011 Bodegas y Vinedos O Fournier Urban Uco Tempranillo Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
A blend of 50% Tempranillo and 50% Malbec that spent 3 months in oak. Deep purple in color, with an inviting bouquet of smoke, blackberry, and blueberry, on the palate it is loaded with flavor, depth, and length. This stunning overachiever may be the finest value in my Argentina tastings. Buy it by the case. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.00 Retail $13.99

2008 Mercer Cabernet
Columbia Valley, Washington
Cassis and toasted oak mingle with ripe cherry and cocoa in the nose and continue on the palate with additional complexities of forest floor, sweet earth and spice revealed with air. Textured, full-bodied and long; supple tannins support the fruit which is framed by fresh acidity. Approachable and elegant upon release, this wine will age nicely and increasingly show its depth and additional complexities over time.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

Wine Class

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Hollywood Vine Class room style Wine Class
April 13th 3:30-5:30 pm

We’d like to invite you to another in a continuing series of classes conducted by our resident wine Guru and friend, Tal Cohen. He’s been racking his brain for months trying to think of a subject that would be informative, fun and stimulating. This month’s subject: California! We will go from the tippity top of the California coast all the way down to the golden shores of Santa Barbara and everywhere in between to discuss exactly what, where, how and why California is so great for making wine. We will taste a total of 10 wines aimed at demonstrating to you why certain enclaves excel at growing certain grapes. Napa Cab? Monterey Pinot? Alexander Valley Zin? We’ll have them all to taste and by the end of it you’ll leave a lot more knowledgeable or at least you’ll feel that way… We hope to see you all there, seats are limited so RSVP early.

As usual this is a RSVP only class. Please call or e-mail ASAP with a
credit card # to reserve space. We will sell out and have a waiting list. Therefore if you have to cancel you must call us no later than
Thursday the 11th so we have some time to fill the spot(s). Your card will be charged if you no show.
Please RSVP ASAP 954 922 2910
$30.00 per person
APRIL 13th 3:30pm-5:30PM