Wine Tasting 12/29/15

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday December 29th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Authentic Brut
Champagne,France
One of Champagne’s hidden treasures, Canard-Duchêne produces a lively style that is fresh and yet satisfying. Medium straw, light yellow in color, steady beads; a triumphant aroma of fresh apples, light yeast and brisk mineral; medium bodied, bright and sassy on the palate; dry, very good acidity, well balanced; bright, tart apple flavors; lively aftertaste.
Retail $36.99

NV Canard Duchene authentic Brut Rose
Champagne,France
With its delicate, pinkish hue, Canard-Duchene Brut Rose stands apart for its intense, fresh fruit aromas of strawberries, with a subtle hint of grenadine, against a backdrop of mineral notes for enhanced freshness. Very elegant, with graphite, cherry and citrus aromas and flavors. Builds nicely on the palate, with lovely fruit and a refined texture. The finish lingers.” 91 Pts Wine Spectator
Retail $47.99

2012 Ruca Malen Reserve Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
On the nose, Ruca Malen Malbec Reserve shows red and black fruit reminiscent of cherries and plums and violet aromas. It is a complex, elegant wine, layered with concentrated, juicy flavors and sweet, velvety tannins. An edge of acidity keeps it fresh through the long finish. One year of aging takes place in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels of first and second-use.
90 Pts Wine Advocate, 90 Pts James Suckling
BTG 7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Whitehall Lane Tre Leoni
Napa Valley, California
Three generations of the Leonardini Family (Tre Leoni) are responsible for this expertly made proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. This 2012 marks the third release of the Tre Leoni. It remains a fun yet serious blend of some of the Leonardini Family’s favorite barrel lots. Aromas of dark cherry, cocoa and a touch of oak excite the senses. Flavors of violet, plum and blackberry tantalize the palate. This 2012 is a full-bodied wine with plenty of structure on the mid-palate and soft tannins on the finish.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 The Chook Shiraz
Bordeaux, France
Taut and focused, wrapping fine tannins around a lean core of licorice, mineral and blackberry flavors. Comes together into a long and expressive finish, braced by ample acidity.91 Pts Wine Spectator,
Bright purple. Powerful blackberry and cherry-cola aromas are complicated by notes of pipe tobacco, licorice and olive. Rich, broad and deep but lively too, with potent blackberry preserve and floral pastille flavors braced by tangy acidity. Finishes broad ad lively, with no noticeable tannins and lingering sweetness.” 90 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

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