Wine Tasting 5/10/16

NV Gancia Prosecco
Friuli and Veneto, Italy
Straw yellow with greenish reflex. Fine yet rich and persistent perlage.
Rich and persistent; fruity; very fine. It reminds a ripe golden apple and maple flowers.
Fresh, pleasant, smooth and well balance; persistent with a fruity finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

Gassier Sables d’Azur Côtes de Provence Rosé
Provence, France
Cinsault,Grenache,Syrah, Pale rosé peach colored .
Elegant nose with delicate hints of small red fruits (red currant) and sweet citrus fruits (clementine,sweet grapefruit).
Crispy and fresh mouth with a good balance between alcohol and acidity. A finish with sweet hints.
88 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2011 Bodega Otazu
Navarra, Spain
50% Cabernet, 35% Tempranillo, 15% Merlot
Plum, spice and dark chocolate flavors mingle with herbal and smoky notes in this plump red. Firm tannins and clean acidity give this structure and balance. Generous, but remains fresh.90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2011 Monte La Reina Crianza
Toro, Spain
Intense and complex nose with toasted and dark-roasted hints of black fruit compote. Its balsamic aromas are also highlighted because of the freshness they add.Dry and well balanced to the mouth with a silky entrance with hints of well-treated woods, reminiscence of black fruits and crystallized plums. Long and persistent wide aftertaste that lends itself to years of improvement inside the bottle. 94 Pts SK
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

2013 Matchbook Arsonist red blend
Dunnigan Hills, Ca
52% Petit Verdot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot
Dense, dark and ripe, the Arsonist 2013 Red Blend is a towering affirmation that we must all sometimes play with fire. Aromas of mocha, blueberry and cardamom intermingle with cigar box and hints of black pepper. A sweet oak character on the entry brings blackberry and cherry on the mid-palate, finishing with a pleasing peppery nip. Firm tannins on the entry complement a mouth-filling structure.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

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