Wine Tasting 10/11/16

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday October 11th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Taittinger Brut
Champagne, France
A blend of Chardonnay (40%) and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (60%)
The brilliant body is golden yellow in colour. The bubbles are fine, while the foam is discreet yet lingering. The nose, very open and expressive, delivers aromas of fruit and brioche. It also gives off the fragrance of peach, white flowers (hawthorn, acacia) and vanilla pod. The entry onto the palate is lively, fresh and in total harmony. This is a delicate wine with flavours of fresh fruit and honey.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
Retail $42.99

2014 Cakebread Chardonnay
Napa Valley, Ca
One of the richer, weightier chardonnays we’ve made in recent years, our 2014 vintage is redolent of creamy golden apple, Asian pear and honeydew melon with complementary coconut and sweet oak scents. Fresh and lively on the palate, with rich citrus, apple, melon and tropical fruit flavors, it culminates in a long finish featuring pleasing mineral and spice tones.
Retail $43.99

2012 Swanson Cygnet Merlot
Napa Valley, Ca
A wine designed to retain the fresh lushness of ripe Merlot grapes, yet exhibit the complexity and texture that only come with aging in small barrels. 2012 was a warm vintage, which is reflected in the depth of flavor and generous mouth feel of this wine. Deep purple-hued red color, and an array of black fruits more commonly associated with Cabernet lead to a mouthful of velvety, ripe tannins. Lingering notes of cocoa, clove and black cherry echo long after the wine is swallowed.
BTG $9.25 Retail $21.99

2013 Klinkerbrick Syrah
Lodi, Ca
Rich and meaty enough to sink your teeth into, this dark and deep Syrah has toasty, smoky aromas. Generous blackberry and boysenberry flavors that are full but not sweet accompany a velvety texture. This is tasty now, but has the layered tannins and acidity for aging. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $9.25 Retail $21.99

2013 ZD Cabernet
Napa Valley, Ca
This wine exhibits intense aromas of blackberry, plum and cassis with hints of cocoa, cedar and sweet vanilla. The palate is marked by incredibly concentrated black fruits enveloped with ripe, lush tannins, and well balanced acidity. It is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to develop complexity over many years to come.
BTG $16.00 Retail $39.99

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