Wine Tasting 9/20/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 15, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday September 20th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Saint Cosme “Little James” White Blend
Rhone, France
An unconventional blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier take center stage in the St. Cosme Little James Basket Press White; a wine reminiscent of a warm summer night. This aromatic white combines the freshness and acidity of Sauvignon Blanc with the flesh and depth of Viognier, creating a rare wine worthy of the masses. Light yellow in appearance with green hues, the St. Cosme Little James Basket Press White boasts alluring aromas of grapefruit, apricot, boxwood, and mango, with tropical flavors on the palate. Refreshing acidity and structure grace the palate and follow through to a remarkable finish.
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

2013 Pikes Los Companeros Shiraz Tempranillo
Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Los Companeros Shiraz Tempranillo races out of the gate with exuberant black cherry, black raspberry and eucalypt notes plus suggestions of cloves and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, minted cherry and black berry notes fill the palate, supported by rounded tannins and great freshness, finishing with a lively lift. 90 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2009 La Chapelle de Potensac Haut Medoc
Bordeaux, France
Considerable freshness here, a wine that has ripe blackcurrant fruit, but very soft tannins. All the mineral and dark fruit notes on the nose one would hope for from stalwart of the Medoc, Potensac and this their second wine. Smooth and concentrated palate, with fresh, crystalline fruits and a medium length, fresh and grippy finish. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $10.75 Retail $26.99

2014 Ancient Peaks Cabernet
Paso Robles, California
Black pepper, black plum and blueberry show on the nose of this bottling from the nearly 900-acre vineyard atop Cuesta Grade, where it enjoys essentially its own dedicated appellation. A very full mouthfeel delivers blueberry and blackberry-paste flavors along with pencil lead, black coffee and bitter espresso. Still a tad firm in structure, this should age well and open even further in the years to come. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Tarima Moscatel Espumoso
Alicante, Spain
Textbook Moscatel aromas of lychee, honeydew and gardenia lead to a foamy, fresh palate, with coarse, heavy bubbles. Typical tropical flavors of lychee, banana and mango are sugary sweet, then quiet on the finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

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