Wine Tasting 6/21/16
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday June 21st 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings
2014 Drouhin Vaudon Chablis
An elegant wine. Brilliant colour, with hints of green. Typical Chablis nose, where aromas of citrus (lemon) fern and even salty sensations predominate. On the palate: vigorous and lively, but in a soft mode. A lot of finesse and balance. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99
2013 Argiolas Cannonau di Sardegna Costera
Healthy full red. Deep aromas of blackberry, black cherry and mocha are complemented by balsamic nuances. Concentrated, sappy and savory, displaying saline nuances to the black cherry and plum flavors. Finishes with serious depth and the broad, polished tannins to support aging.
91 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.25 Retail $16.99
2013 Mastroberardino Irpinia Aglianico RediMore
Represents a special selection of Aglianico biotypes from pre-phylloxera vines that are up to 140 years old. The 2013 vintage presented this year is a very special expression of Aglianico with an extremely floral character. The bouquet shows pressed rose, spice, dried violets and moist chewing tobacco. The wine is engineered for near-term consumption (with softer tannins) although this vintage should continue to evolve over the next five years.
91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99
Michel Gassier Nostre Pair Red
Languedoc Roussillon, France
This is a Châteauneuf du Pape look-alike. Made from 45% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 10% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault, it saw a long maceration and slightly more oak than normal due to the higher acidity that was common in the vintage. Roasted herbs, licorice, black raspberries and toasted spices are some of nuance here, and it’s medium to full-bodied, mouth-filling and textured, with sweet tannin. It’s a sexy, gorgeous wine to drink over the coming 4-5 years. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99
2011 Marques de Grinon Single Vineyard Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
Castilla-La Mancha , Spain
Intense, direct aromas of blackberry, cassis and graphite are bold but not overly complex. This is so large and extracted on the palate that the tannins grind. Ripe blackberry, cassis and a hint of salt fill the flavor profile, while this finishes fat, tannic and with flavors of licorice and blackberry.
92 Pts Wine Enthusiasts