Wine Tasting 6/7/16

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday June 7th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay
Edna Valley, Ca
Tropical notes of juicy Mandarin, ripe kiwi and papaya are highlighted by aromas of lemon drop, apple blossom and refreshing minerality. The palate supports the nose, revealing the Stainless winemaking with its round, weighty mouthfeel. Crisp acidity and flavors of white nectarine, mango and key lime pie filling round out the clean, lingering finish.
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2014 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc
Loire Valley, France
Notes of wet stones, melons and lemon grass as well as a steely backbone ,made from young vines in Sancerre. The wine possesses surprising minerality, good intensity and represents a Sancerre look-alike for less than half the price of a Sancerre. 88 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.25 Retail $11.99

2014 Laetitia Estate Pinot Noir
Arroyo Grande Valley, Ca
With an initial spiced marionberry quality, the wine unwinds slowly into notes of cedar plank and delicate rose petal, framed by fine, dusty tannins. The palate is expressive with tangy notes of sarsaparilla, red currant and warm baking spice.
BTG $9.00 Retail $21.99

2013 Emblem Cabernet
Napa, Ca
A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It sells at a very modest $35.00. The wine has a deep ruby/purple color, loads of juicy fruit, a medium to full body (about 14.7% natural alcohol), a lush, heady, accessible mouthfeel. This is a steal, and a sleeper of the vintage, and capable of lasting up to a decade or more. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $12.50 Retail $32.99

2013 Earthquake Zinfandel
Lodi, Ca
Michael David Winery scores impressively with their moderately priced Zinfandels. The 2013 Zinfandel Earthquake is 100% Zinfandel, a 30,000-case cuvée aged in American oak. It is no wimpy Zinfandel at 15.5% alcohol, but is full-bodied, offering briary, peppery, meaty and herbal black fruits and some red fruits. The wine is pure, deep, fleshy, and ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.50 Retail $22.99

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