Wine Tasting 6/3/14

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, June 3rd , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2012 Domaine de San de Guilhem, Gascogne Blanc
Gascogne, France
A zesty and lively white wine with a nose of white fruits and a clean, crisp finish. The assemblage is mostly Colombard with Gros Manseng and a little Ugni Blanc added for freshness and deli-cacy.
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

2012 Chateau Pesquie Vdf Cuvee des Terrasses Blanc
Southern Rhone, Rhone, France
Comprised of 70% Viognier, 15% Roussanne and 15% Clairette that comes all from limestone soils. Aged all in cement tank and stainless steel, this juicy, medium-bodied and straight up delicious effort has notions of lavender, apricot, honey blossom and poached pear all emerging from the glass. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 FINCA SOPHENIA Tupungato Altosur Cabernet
Mendoza, Argentina
A juicy and lush red, with a bright savory note to the red currant, raspberry and black licorice flavors. Complex and briary accents linger on the supple, creamy finish.90pts Wine Spectator
BTG $5.50 Retail $10.99

2012 Bodegas Filon Garnacha Old Vines
Calatayud Spain
Deep ruby. Assertive cherry and raspberry aromas, with an earthy mineral nuance coming up with air. Velvety in texture and appealingly sweet, offering lively red fruit and floral flavors with a touch of bitter chocolate. Closes with impressive clarity and energy, leaving juicy raspberry and floral pastille notes behind. The bang for the buck here is ridiculous. 90 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $5.50 Retail $10.99

2012 Gran Passione Rosso
Veneto, Italy
This is one of our coolest finds in months. Full in body, dark in color, rich in berry flavors and soft in tannins, the Gran Passione is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Corvina. The Corvina is allowed to dry using the appassimento method, causing the fruit concentration and sugar levels to increase. It is the same technique used to make Amarone, and it is rarely used in wines as well-priced as this one! Look for some Amarone character along with ripe fruit flavors of dried cherry, raisin, prune and chocolate, and a hint of residual sugar. 90 Pts Our Score
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

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