Wine Tasting 9/24/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 18, 2013 No Comments yet

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Bodegas Nisia Verdejo
Rueda, Castilla Leon, Spain
Made from 100% old vine Verdejo (the youngest vines were planted in 1942, and others are nearly 100 years of age). The wine is aged sur-lie, and fermented in both stainless steel and large format French oak. It is undeniably one of the finest Verdejos I have ever tasted. Yields were less than three tons of fruit per hectare, which is noticeable in the wine’s old vine intensity. Notions of caramelized white citrus and tropical fruit blossoms along with a naked, natural texture as well as finish make for a terrific dry white with loads of personality and complexity. This beauty sells for an absurdly low price. 91pts Robert Parker
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2008 Tolaini Toscana Al Passo
Tuscany, Italy
Black currant, plum, cedar, rosemary and tobacco aromas and flavors highlight this dense red. This is compact, with solid tannins, finishing with lingering echoes of herb and spice. Sangiovese and Merlot. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

2011 Bodegas Avante Tineta Tempranillo
Ribera Del Duero, Castilla Leon, Spain
The grapes from this vineyard are used in the 2011 Tineta (100% Tinto Fino). It reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of creme de cassis intermixed with hints of wood smoke and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent and sensual. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2011 Vistalba Red Blend Corte C 80% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Mendoza, Argentina
Dark, deep burgundy color, aroma:Fruity (prunes and plums), spicy (pink pepper), with notes of mushrooms Taste: Rich, juicy, powerful, voluptuous and complex. Good tannins. A vibrant wine with a caramel finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2011 Marietta Cellars Zinfandel
Sonoma, California
Hints of cherry, cedar and raspberry are prominent from opening with a stone minerality afterward to add to the complexity. The mouth feel is full and juicy, but not heavy. This is a layered wine, with a succulent center, tannins for structure and balanced acidity.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

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