Wine Tasting5/14/13

Don’t forget this Monday is chess and backgammon night. Bring your board, skill and thirst.
7 Pm
The Basketball game will be on as well!

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, May 14th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 The Furst Pinot Blanc
Alsace, France
On the palate, it is well constructed with a light aftertaste that harmonizes beautifully with an honest acidity, making this a wonderful, easy drinking wine. Exhibits the classic pale golden color with a delicious nose of white flowers, pears and carnations. Pleasant finish filled with white fruit.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2011 Recuerdo Torrontes
La Rioja, Argentina
It has a very attractive bouquet that is well-defined, akin to a well-defined Viognier. There are notes of nectarine, orange-blossom and pear pith. The palate is crisp on the entry with a tang of fresh ginger that dovetails into notes of dried apricot, honeysuckle, passion fruit and dried herbs. This is a superb Torrontes, surfeit with vigor and personality. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2011 Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Light and appealing, with pretty currant and spice flavors, persisting nicely on the delicate finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2010 Bonfanti Familia Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Dark ruby. This is an impressive fruit forward and complex Malbec from a 100+-year old vineyard in Perdriel. It offers aromas of black cherry and plum with notes of earthiness and minerals. Aged in used French oak for 12 months and a year in the bottle, it is rich and full in the mouth with excellent depth of flavor. It is also beautifully balanced with good acidity and firm tannins on the finish. Great value. 91+ Pts
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2010 Jax Y3 Taureau Red Blend
North Coast, California
79% Merlot, Sonoma; 12% Cabernet Franc, Napa; 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
This dark ruby, Bordeaux blend unveils aromas of dark cherry, cocoa, and a hint of anise. The Merlot (sourced from the Dry Creek Valley) provides a canvas for a balanced wine with soft fruit nuances and structured tannins. Balancing the Merlot beautifully, the earthy Cabernet Franc lends a savory characteristic with hints of anise while the Cabernet Sauvignon provides dark fruit and rich color.
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

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