Wine Tasting 3/29/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on March 24, 2016 No Comments yet

2013 Henri Bourgeois “Barrones” Sancerre
Loire Valley, France
The lime-green 2013 Sancerre Les Baronnes is a modern classic of the region and a good example to demonstrate the polished aromatic yet authentic, pure and elegant style of Henri Bourgeois’ wines. Sourced from chalky clay soils of the hills separating Sancerre from Chavignol this medium-bodied, juicy yet minerally structured and zesty Sauvignon from 20-to 40-year-old vines offers attractive white fruit flavors intertwined with piquant citrus aromas and dusty chalk flavors. This is a very pleasant, well-balanced, already accessible and stimulating Sancerre of good intensity and quality with lovely citrus flavors also in the finish and aftertaste. 90 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Entresuelos Tempranillo
The hand-picked grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks ageing for at least 6 months in French oak barrels. Very deep red cherry colour. Rich and muscular, with exotic roasted spice and blueberry confiture notes followed by racy graphite and espresso. The ripe finish of chocolate and spice is well-proportioned.
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2013 Light Horse Cabernet
American Canyon, California
Intense ruby in color, this Cabernet features a redolent bouquet of cassis, blueberry, plum, fig, vanilla, mocha and a touch of tobacco. Delectable berry flavors are supported by refreshing acidity which runs through the mid-palate and melts into a long finish. Soft tannins provide a smooth texture, with a touch of oak contributing appealing spice notes to the wine.
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2012 Atteca Old Vines Grenache
10 months in French oak barrels. Rich morello cherry and plum flavors are accented by mint, orange peel and sassafras notes in this expressive red, which has soft tannins, juicy acidity and smoky finish 89pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2011 Le Mistral
Monterey, California
51% Syrah, 39% Grenache, 7% Alicante Bouschet, 3% Petite Sirah
Dark and delicious with black cherry, dried herbs and pepper flavors. With a deep red color and intense character, it is spicy with complex layers of dark currant, licorice, red berry and a long, lingering and balanced finish. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
.BTG $11.50 Retail $31.99

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