Wine Tasting 4/26/16

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

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

2013 CH Teyssier Pezat Blanc
Bordeaux, France
85% Sauvignon Blanc with the remainder being Semillon and signature Muscadelle
Shows pleasant zip, with shortbread, white peach and lemon zest notes that ripple through the bright, mouthwatering finish. Very solid.
89 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2014 Balletto Unoaked Chardonnay
Russian River, Sonoma , Ca
This wine opens with rocky minerality and a focused bright fruit. The two together are rare, awesome and alluring. The wine is mouthwatering and serious with an electric vein of minerality running deeply through the wine and into the long, lip-smacking finish. Then there is the structure, a slight grip throughout that lends tension, extends the wine and pulls the canvas tight. It’s all together. Lovely, yet serious.
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2011 Ruca Malen Reserve Petit Verdot
Mendoza, Argentina
The bright purple-colored 2011 Petit Verdot from Alto Agrelo has a nose that screams umami, with notes of meat broth, truffles, mushrooms and ripe black fruit. It is tasty, full-bodied and long. I loved this wine because it is completely different, if impossible to identify as either Argentine or Petit Verdot. Very good value. 90 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Baer “Star” Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Columbia Valley, Washington
Builds good tension between the ripe cherry and savory herbal flavors, which are set over a supple, plush-textured frame. This has depth and concentration to burn, finishing with a seductive feel. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2012 Rejon Tempranillo
Toro, Spain
Opaque purple. Vibrant, seductively perfumed aromas of blackberry, violet candy, star anise and cracked pepper. Weighty dark berry flavors are brightened by smoky minerals, picking up a floral pastille quality with air. The smooth, sweet finish repeats the dark berry quality and leaves sexy floral and mineral notes behind. This distinctly elegant wine has the concentration and balance to reward patience. 93 Pts SK
Retail $44.99

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