Wine Tasting 12/2/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on November 26, 2014 No Comments yet


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2013 Vinum Chenin Blanc
Clarksburg California
The first thought is refreshing after nosing this wine and discovering tropical fruits such as kiwi and casaba melon notes and a touch of linalool and blood orange notes. The palate is completely balanced in its acidity and mid palate allowing a variation of flavors to be revealed: citron lemon, key lime, Pipen apple, fig and Meyer lemon zest. It finishes with honeysuckle, mango, passion fruit and kumquat.
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2013 Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre les Boucauds
Loire Valley, France
Sourced from 30- to 40-year-old vines from limestone soils on hillsides, and fermented completely in stainless steel to maintain the fruit and freshness, the 2013 reveals – on a chalky palate – fully ripe and precise aromas of rather yellow-fleshed than green fruits with just a dash of citrus. i.e. plums, quince, physalis, passion fruit and further tropical fruits as well as elderflower. This straight, pure and elegant, almost Riesling-like wine discloses its calcareous soul very soon and the persistent aftertaste is marked by both, a lingering salinity and an animating fruit and fine chiseled acidity. 93 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $11.00 Retail $29.99

2010 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
Cherry, licorice, spice and mineral flavors give this dimension, while the lively acidity lends focus. Balanced and long, with berry fruit and spice details gracing the finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.00 Retail $26.99

2012 La Storia Merlot
Alexander Valley, California
The main aromas and flavors are of dark cherry, plum, black licorice and herbs. The new oak contributes a touch of vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa dust and toast. On the mouth, the wine is almost heavy, with balanced tannins and acidity.
BTG $8.50 Retail 21.99

2012 Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Napa, California
A winner, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits beautiful ripeness, glorious fruit, plenty of exuberance, and pure, full-bodied opulence. It is a friendly, unmanipulated, luscious Cabernet Sauvignon that is faithful to its varietal character, and delivers plenty of depth, complexity and richness.
92 pts Robert Parker
Retail $44.99

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