Wine Tasting 10/25/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on October 20, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 25th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Authentic Brut
Champagne, France
One of Champagne’s hidden treasures, Canard-Duchêne produces a lively style that is fresh and yet satisfying. I have tasted these wines over the last decade and they are very consistent. Medium straw, light yellow in color, steady beads; a triumphant aroma of fresh apples, light yeast and brisk mineral; medium bodied, bright and sassy on the palate; dry, very good acidity, well balanced; bright, tart apple flavors; lively aftertaste.
Retail $38.99

2013 Colene Clemens ” Margo” Pinot Noir
Chehalem Mountains, Oregon
Bright and spicy, this wine makes an immediate impact. The blueberry fruit has a sassy edge, and it penetrates through the middle into a finish with notes of black licorice, baking spices and coffee grounds. Firm, full and tight, the wine should age nicely. 93 pts Wine Spectator
Retail $39.99

2014 Can Blau
Montsant, Spain
40% Cariñena, 40% Syrah and 20% Garnacha
Bright purple. Spice-accented black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by violets and woodsmoke. Round and seamless on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and cassis flavors that are lifted and firmed by zesty acidity. The finish is framed by gentle, harmonious tannins, with very good breadth, thrust and persistence. 90 pts Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2013 Orowines “Bluegray”
Priorat, Spain
45% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Firm and focused, this red makes an impression through energy rather than weight. Cherry, black olive, licorice and garrigue flavors mingle on a lithe frame, with well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Offers a fresh, spicy finish.91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.25 Retail $21.99

2013 Clos Los Siete
Mendoza , Argentina
57% Malbec, 18% Merlot, 14% Cabernet, 9% Syrah, 2% Petite Verdot
Bright medium ruby. Aromas of burnished oak, currant, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate. Plush flavors of dark berries and spices spread out to saturate the palate. Offers lovely breadth and sweetness of fruit for a red wine in this price range. Tannins are sweet and seamless. This is already tasty but will keep.90 pts Vinous
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

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