Wine Tasting 11/17/15

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

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

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 $6.00 Retail $12.99

2014 Astrolab Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
With a pretty, relatively restrained lemon peel, grapefruit and fresh grass nose accented by hints of wet pebbles and pea pods, the medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc has a nice grip of astringency to the texture and a lively acid backbone going long in the herbal-laced finish.
90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Clos Los Siete
Mendoza, Argentina
50% Malbec, and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is complex with some restrained notes with plenty of spices and ripe black fruit . The palate is medium-bodied, with sleek tannins, moderate acidity and length.
89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2011 Plaisir De Merle Cabernet
Paarl, South Africa
Dark ruby red Bouquet, Aromatic nose with cassis, spice and cedar. Full-bodied with dark berries and plummy fruit with savoury notes, underlined by ripe velvety tannins and a sweet vanilla oak finish.
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2013 Bodegas Triton Tridente Tempranillo
Castilla y Leon, Spain
(aged for 15 months in French oak): Inky purple. Highly perfumed, incisive aromas of candied red and dark berries, vanilla, potpourri and spicecake. Sweet, seamless and broad, offering juicy black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that put on weight as the wine opens up. Closes sweet and spicy, with fine-grained tannins sneaking in late and adding shape and grip. These vines are reportedly over 80 years old. 91 pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

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