Wine Tasting 2/17/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on February 12, 2015 No Comments yet

Valentines day at the Vine
Join us!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 Familia Zuccardi Torrontes Serie A
Salta, Argentina
The 2013 Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes was harvested early to keep the acidity, and the maceration was limited in order to not extract too much. This is unoaked, and the malolactic is blocked to keep the flowers (jasmine, orange blossom) and citric notes with some lychee aromas. The palate is fresh with clean, pungent flavors and good length. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2012 Verdejo Nisia Old Vines
Rueda, Spain
(partially aged in large French oak casks): Pale, green-tinged yellow. Pungent citrus and melon aromas are
complicated by talc, mineral and fresh herb nuances. Light-bodied and gently sweet, offering intense orchard
fruit and honeydew flavors and a touch of salty minerality. Finishes on a sappy nectarine note, with very good
focus and cling. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2012 Bodegas Teso la Monja Romanico
Toro, Castilla Leon, Spain
The 2012 Romanico (1,500 cases produced) is made from 100% Tinta de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo), and is aged for six months in a combination of new and used French oak. Malolactic is done in oak, and the result is full-bodied, opaque purple-colored wine with superb richness as well as lots of blackberry, charcoal and cassis intermixed with licorice, new saddle leather, pepper and bouquet garni. This nearly viscous red should drink beautifully for 7-10 years. 92 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Finca Villacreces Pruno
Ribera Del Duero, Castilla Leon, Spain
This blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from a vineyard situated adjacent to one of the famous vineyards utilized to produce Spain’s greatest red wine, Vega Sicilia. Made from relatively old vines, the 2012 Pruno is a sexy, opulent, voluptuously textured effort that spent 12 months in two-year-old French oak barrels. Reminiscent of a baby Vega Sicilia, it possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as notes of high-class, unsmoked cigar tobacco, creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and spice box. Full-bodied, deep, velvety textured, lush and heady, Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years. 93 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $8.50 Retail 21.99

2012 Mas Doix Les Crestes
Priorat, Spain
A stunningly profound Priorat, the 2012 Les Crestes is made from 80% Grenache, 10% Carinena and 10% Syrah aged eight months in French oak. This single vineyard wine emerges from a parcel planted 350-400 meters above sea level in the pure slate soil that the locals call “licorella.” The blend includes significant amounts of old vine material. The wine’s deep purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of black raspberries, spring flowers and crushed rocks, elegant, medium to full-bodied flavors and a long, zesty, rich finish. The oak is pushed to the background, and the wine’s freshness and exuberance are well-displayed. Poboleda is one of the two coldest micro-climates of Priorat, so this is clearly a more feminine-styled wine. Drink it over the next 4-6 years. 94 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.75 Retail $29.99

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