Wine Tasting 12/22/15

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

Tuesday December 22nd, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Charles Bove, Vouvray Brut
Loire Valley, France
Is composed of a selection of juice from the vineyards of the Loire Valley and is based heavily on Chenin Blanc with a dollop of Chardonnay to add richness. The wine is made according to traditional methods; during the bottle fermentation and maturation, it is kept lying on lathes for more than 18 months. “Very Tasty” Tal Cohen
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2010 Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc
Constantia, South Africa
Comes from a single 1.27-hectare vineyard located at a higher altitude on the Constantiaberg slopes represents the “most powerful expression of Sauvignon Blanc.” It spent 12 months aging on the lees. Well, winemaker Matt Day has created one humdinger of a Sauvignon Blanc. It is bestowed with an audacious bouquet of tropical fruit, mango, guava and passion fruit with underlying minerality that becomes more evident an hour after the bottle is opened. In other hands this might have been overblown, but the team harnesses that powerful fruit to create a gorgeous, rich, flavor-packed Sauvignon in a similar style to a great Marlborough Sauvignon. The acidity is extremely well-judged and it nearly offsets those layers of passion fruit and pineapple. Superb! 92 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 Michele Satta Bolgheri Rosso
30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 10%Syrah, 10% Teroldego
Tuscany, Italy
Michele Satta’s 2013 Bolgheri Rosso hits all the right buttons. This is a complete and generous wine with loads of bright fruit intensity followed by balanced notes of spice, leather and tobacco. These aromas are well measured to contrast one another. The mouthfeel is generous and round without going overboard. There is a great sense of balance and harmony here. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG 9.25 Retail $23.99

2012 Puramun Malbec Reserva
Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
You can feel the hand of a great winemaker in the 2012 Malbec Reserva. Produced with grapes from 15-17 years of age in the Uco Valley. Everything seems to be in place, enough fruit and enough spices offering good reflection of the grape, place and vintage. The nose exudes the cherries and violets of Malbec, the warmth of the 2012 and the freshness of the Uco Valley .Very good for the price.
92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

2011 Fourcas-Borie Lirac
Bordeaux, France
70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot
producing one of the best Listracs I have tasted in many a year. A sleeper of the vintage, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine is opulent, round and consumer-friendly, with plenty of incense, red and black fruits, medium to full body, and a lusciousness that is very endearing. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $11.00 Retail $29.99

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