Wine Tasting 8/26/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 21, 2014 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Brut Authentic
Champagne, France
50% chardonnay, 40% pinot meunier and 10% pinot noir, all certified organic .Light gold. Fresh apple and lemon aromas and flavors are complemented by subtle floral and honey nuances. Light-bodied and clean, with good lift and finishing cut. In an understated, relatively straightforward style that’s quite easy to drink. 89 pts Stephen Tanzer
Retail $37.99

2013 Astrolab Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Province, New Zealand
Smooth and succulent, with white peach, green tea, melon and lime zest notes, all in harmony with the juicy, defined finish. Offers a good balance of elegance and power. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Belasco “llama”Old Vines Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Bright cherry-colored, with a nose of ripe red fruit with hints of toasty sesame seeds. Round, sweet tannins, polished with low acidity. 88 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2011 Aviary Red Blend 36% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Zinfandel 22% Merlot 7% Petit Syrah
Napa Valley, Ca
Presents aromas of cherry, blackberry, tobacco, and black currant, reinforced by notes of truffle, nutmeg and subtle cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is lush and juicy, with a fleshy midpalate and soft, lingering tannins. Refined oak-inspired elements of cedar and walnut highlight the rich dark fruit flavors, giving them an enticing black cherry pie quality.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2011 Matthew Joseph Cabernet
Napa Valley, Ca
The glass comes alive with aromas of Bing cherry and a touch of cocoa. With its incredible concentration and bright acidity, the palate begins with ripe cherry, toasted vanilla, and cassis. The perfectly balanced firm tannins come from the use of French oak and an earthiness from the Napa Valley terrior.
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

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