Wine Tasting 2/24/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on February 17, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 Chateau de Berne Rose
Provence, France
A perfumy style, with sandalwood and bergamot notes out front, followed by a fresh core of white peach, bitter cherry and orange zest. Offers a long, stony finish.90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

2012 Mercy “Riverbed” Chardonnay
Monterey, California
A beautifully balanced chardonnay with a delicate nose of red apple, citrus and hints of wet stone… On the palate, flavors of red apple, pear, Meyer lemon, vanilla and pie spice. A super-long finish offering notes of nutty caramel and brioche.” 91 points – Bacchus & Beery
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2013 Purple Hands Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Taut, vibrant and expressive, this brims with blackberry and currant fruit, with layers of wet stone and floral aromatics, persisting with grace on the finish. 91 Pts Wine SpectatorBl Black cherry, currents, mulberry, red licorice, cassis, forest floor, salted chocolate, tobacco, leath BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2012 Gilbert Cellars ” Left Bank”
Columbia Valley, Washington
49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, spent 19 months in 48% new oak barrels (80% French & 20% American). Shows a deep, dense plum color. Immediately, the nose jumps forth with aromas of ripe black fruit – currant, blackberry, cocoa bean – cigar tobacco, paper smoke, wet rock, freshly-milled cedar, and peppermint liqueur. Broodingly complex and dignified. Upon tasting the palate surprises initially with dry-restraint yet fulfills the earth-driven promise of the nose with micro-fine tannins, a dense mid-palate, medium-long finish, and subtly balanced alcohol and acidity. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.50 Retail 24.99

2011 Eight Arms ” The Tentacle” 48% Syrah, 42% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
North Coast, California
The varietals were aged separately in a combination of French and American oak barrels (20% new) for 25 months and then blended together prior to bottling. This one really wraps it’s arms around you! It’s big and juicy with bright fruit flavors, a very Zinfandel influenced The Tentacle has a good backbone of acidity, gentle, yet firm tannins and a dollop of vanilla on the finish. Beware! Once you are caught in the tentacles of this wonderfully delicious wine, you may have trouble pulling yourself away!
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

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