Wine Tasting 8/11/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 6, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings
2014 Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay
Languedoc Roussillon, France
About one third is aged three months in Burgundian barrels and the rest in stainless-steel tanks, but an interesting twist is that the 70% that was aged in tank was aged on Viognier lees–obviously trying to give it more of a floral character. The wine is just lovely, with plenty of tropical fruit, such as peach, honeysuckle, apricot and pineapple that jump from the glass, which offers clean, fresh acids, a medium-bodied mouthfeel and delicious mineral underpining. This is quite impressive and is an exceptional value. 89 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2014 Le Charmel Rose, Cotes du Provence
Provence, France
From vineyards in the Provencal hillsides near the village of Bandol on the Mediterranean coast. The wine is blended from the prime Provence grape varieties: 30% Syrah, 30% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, and 10% of the lesser known varietal Rolle, known in Italy as Vermentino. aromas and flavors of raspberries and strawberries that come bursting forth with hints of wild flowers. On the palate, the wine is refreshingly bright and clean, with the berry flavors mingling with pears and a healthy acidity to give it that lovely freshness.
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99
2013 Lafond Pinot Noir
Santa Rita Hills, CA
Santa Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Combines delicacy with finesse, featuring a subtle mix of candied apple, strawberry, blueberry and wilted rose notes, with fine-grained, earth-laced tannins that linger. 91 pts wine Spectator(previous vintage)
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2013 TRENTADUE La Storia Reserve Zinfandel
Alexander Valley, California
Concentrated and lush, with a generous medley of ripe currant, floral, raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry flavors. Velvety texture sails through the finish alongside ripe tannins and cedary vanilla notes.
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99
2011 Michael Pozzan Annabella Special Selection Cabernet
Napa Valley, Ca
Ripe and concentrated, with tart blueberry and blackberry flavors highlighted by mocha- and cookie dough-scented toasty oak and firm, cedary tannins folding into the finish. A great value!
BTG $7.75 Retail 18.99

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