Wine Tasting 12/30/14

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Brut Rose
Champagne, France
Very elegant, with graphite, cherry and citrus aromas and flavors. Builds nicely on the palate, with lovely fruit and a refined texture. The finish lingers. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
Retail $47.99

NV Laluca Prosecco
Veneto, Italy
The nose is instantly defined and distinctive, offering up bold orchard fruits, crisp pears, and lemon curd, all of which come together in a rich, creamy off-dry style that is extremely appealing. There is a deft touch of minerality, playing nicely against the subtle sweetness of the wine. Vinified entirely in stainless steel employing the Charmat method, native, indigenous yeasts are utilized when possible. The finish shows excellent length and fine overall balance.
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

2013 Honoro Vera Merlot
Jumilla, Spain
Deep ruby. Sweet, musky aromas of cherry, mint, dark chocolate and vanilla. Supple, spicy and lively, with fresh cherry and mocha flavors that become sweeter with air. Finishes with broad, supple tannins and refreshing spiciness. This wine delivers astonishing value for the variety. 89 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $5.25 Retail $9.99

2012 Tridente Tempranillo
Castilla y Leon, Spain
(sourced from old bush vines and aged in French oak for 15 months): Bright purple. Sexy, oak-spiced dark berries, cola and vanilla on the perfumed nose. Smoky, pliant and appealingly sweet, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors that become livelier with air. Finishes sweet and seamless, with echoing cola and blue fruit notes. 91 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $7.75 Retail 18.99

2011 Mettler Zinfandel
Lodi, California
Draws you in with its deep, opaque garnet color. Enticing aromas of dried red currant, brambly blackberry and vanilla delight the senses. An impressive concentration of flavors offer waves of sweet raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry pie, enriched by notes of sweet tobacco, pepper and hints of cola. Silky, plush tannins float through the lingering finish, balanced by light touch of acidity. This wine has the elegance and balance of a fine Cabernet, yet retains the juicy, exuberant personality that is uniquely Zinfandel
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

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