Wine Tasting 5/20/14

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, May 20th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2013 Domaine Gioulis Sofos
Korinthos, Peloponnese, Greece
Unoaked 50-50 blend of Moschofilero and Chardonnay. Viscous in texture now, this perky, fresh, summer white is simply delicious. With enough solidity in the mid-palate to seem somewhat serious, it also has that tasty young fruit and a vibrant feel. This is a nice bargain, for early consumption. It should be wonderful this summer, although it will certainly hold a couple of years. 88Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2013 Chateau la Mascaronne Quat’Saisons Rose
Cotes de Provence, Provence, France
A quintessential Provencal Rose that’s made from 70% Cinsault, 16% Grenache and 14% Syrah, the 2012 Quat’Saisons offers up a light pink color to go with mouthwatering aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, rose petal and salty minerality. Medium to light-bodied, juicy and gorgeously fresh and quaffable, with solid fruit and texture, it doesn’t get much better than this for a hot summer day and this beauty should be purchased by the case. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Chateau Macard
Bordeaux, France
Ripe and dense, but fresh, with silky-textured plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit carried by sweet spice and maduro tobacco notes. The fleshy finish shows nice drive. Should open up more with brief cellaring. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2011 DiamAndes Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Dark, showing rich plum reduction, cassis and fig notes, woven with layers of mesquite, maduro tobacco and tar. Full-bodied, with a powerful, chewy finish. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Nine NorthSeven Sinners Petite Syrah
Lodi, California
Shows velvety textures upfront followed by deep rich flavors of blackberry jam, blueberry and spice, resulting in a long deep concentrated finish.
Opulent and concentrated, while maintaining a food friendly balance.
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

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