Wine Tasting 6/14/16
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday June 14th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings
NV Veuve Du Vernay Rose
It has a nice strawberry nose, toasty, creamy, floral flavors with a hint of white pepper and rose petals, and a long, dry finish. Though quite fruity, it’s not sweet at all, and has bracing acidity.
BTG $5.50 Retail $9.99
2013 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay
On the nose, the wine features notes of Meyer lemon tarte, marzipan, toasted almonds, Asian pear, honeysuckle and a hint of Tahitian vanilla. On the palate, notes of apricot, clover honey and toast are in perfect balance with zippy acidity and bright minerality.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.00 Retail $21.99
2014 Lyric by Etude Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara County, Ca
Rich in ripe cherry, red raspberry and fresh strawberry, this youthful Pinot Noir drinks complex with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and cola. Offering an elegant structure, silky tannins and bright acidity, this Pinot Noir is captivating in its youth and makes a wonderful counterpart to a variety of dishes.
BTG $8.50 Retail $19.99
2013 Conundrum Red 25th Aniversary
Both serious and playful, this wine fits the bill. A rich, dark red, it offers aromas of ripe berries and plums, warmed by a hint of cocoa. Dried fruit and the taste of chocolate-covered cherries come through on the palate, while a wisp of smokiness makes this wine – created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Tannins are rounded out by the ripeness of the berries for a texturous but smooth mouth feel. The finish makes us think of lingering at the end of a long evening and still not wanting to go home, with layers of rich flavor that teasingly trail off.
BTG $8.50 Retail $19.99
2012 Justin Isosceles
San Luis Obispo, Central Coast, Ca
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc
Bright, deep ruby/purple core going to medium intensity at the rim.Intense aromas of ripe black cherry and blackcurrant with classic baking spice elements, sweet tobacco, cocoa, coffee, cedar and subtle mint. The palate is full-bodied with concentrated ripe black cherry, cassis and boysenberry jam on the entry, layered with toasted vanilla, cinnamon, and licorice spice. Classic cabernet savory notes emerge on the mid-palate with dark chocolate, coffee and minty accents. The finish is extremely long, balanced and fresh, with continued layering of black fruit, cherry candy and spice elements all framed perfectly with mouth-filling but very fine tannins that surround and support the wines flavorful core. Drinking well on release. 91 Pts Robert Parker