Wine Tasting 1/26/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 21, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday January 26th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Jean- Marc Brocard Chablis Ste.-Claire
Burgundy, France
A textbook flinty aroma gives way to green apple, lemon and mineral flavors in this white, which shows fine depth and richness, offset by vibrant acidity. Excellent length. 91 Pts Wine Spectator 2015 top 100 rank 47
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2013 Formation Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Monterey, Ca
Ripe strawberry fruit meets nose-tickling dark spices of clove, allspice and sagebrush on the slightly smoky nose. The palate offers tangy cranberry and an inviting forest-floor element, with juniper sap, black pepper and Indian spices. 89 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2012 Michel Gassier Cercius Vieilles Vignes
Southern Rhone, Rhone, France
A joint venture between Gassier, Philippe Cambie, and importer Eric Solomon, the 2012 Cercius Vieilles Vignes is a year in, year out ridiculous value that also drinks well past its humble price point. Comprised of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that was aged for 6 months in concrete, it has loads of raspberry, licorice, mineral and Provencal herbs as well as a soft, supple and silky textured feel on the palate. Coming from old Grenache vines (70-90 years in age)– and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it is a quintessential Cotes du Rhone
91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2012 Milbrandt Columbia Valley Traditions Merlot
Comprised of grapes harvested from Milbrandt’s Wahluke Slope vineyards in the heart of the Columbia Valley. This Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, hints of mocha and espresso with a touch of savory dried herb. It has a juicy, ripe entry, a soft round fruit-driven palate and a hint of vanilla creme on the finish.
89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 Dourum Douro Red
Douro Valley, Portugal
This has a delicate core of violet, plum and red berry flavors that are broad yet well-defined. Medium-grained tannins gain power midpalate, with mineral and shiso leaf notes on the taut finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator 2015 Top 100 Rank 84
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

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