Wine Tasting 3/18/14

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday March 18th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

NV Syltbar IL Concerto Prosecco
Friauli region of Italy
Tantalizing bubbles, they offer pleasantness and simplicity. Well balanced with the fragrance of grape aromas and delicate carbon dioxide, in a union that gives it a great freshness. To the nose, fruity with delicate notes of white peach, golden apple and pear, slightly citrus with subtle nuances of lemon. On the palette it is fresh and light but persistent, supported by an acidity that emphasizes the freshness and pleasant aftertaste.
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2013 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Intensely scented of capsicum, green beans and grapefruit with a whiff of dried herbs. The palate gives good concentration and a great backbone of freshness through the finish with good persistence. 88 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2012 Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir
Monterey, Santa Barbara, Sonoma County
Deep, rich garnet color. The wine opens up with aromas of ripe berries, fresh cranberry, candy apple and malted vanilla, some of which carries through to the palate. There’s a hint of Granny Smith apple on first sip that beautifully balances out the rich cream soda and cherry cola notes. It is an extremely layered wine, both in structure and flavor, with a slight earthiness and sweet oak on the finish. The wine almost contradicts
itself, managing to display freshness and maturity all at the same time, which is achieved through careful blending.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2011 Inkberry Shiraz, Cabernet
Central Ranges, Austailia
Red currant, black currant and a hint of stewed plums. Medium bodied with hints of cool climate leafiness, subtle spices and fine white pepper. Juicy notes abound, backed by subtle integration of oak. 88 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2010 Renacer Enamore
Mendoza, Argentina
This joint venture with Allegrini is a blend of 60% malbec, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 5% each bonarda and cabernet franc, made from grapes partially dried by wind on the vines): Medium ruby. Sexy, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, mocha, cedar, violet and bitter chocolate lifted by a peppery note; hints at dried fruits without showing any raisiny character. Sweet, silky and seamless if a bit youthfully reduced, offering lush yet utterly fresh flavors of currant, plum and chocolate nicely framed by harmonious acidity. This very rich wine finishes with plush, ripe tannins and terrific length. In a distinctly European style. Always a delicious bottling and a big success in 2010. 92 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99

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