Wine Tasting 11/1/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on October 26, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 1st 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Raats Family Chenin Blanc Original Unwooded
Stellenbosch, South Africa
The wine has a distinctive yellow apple and pineapple core, alongside notes of green melon and limes, thus bursting with fresh fruit flavours. It ends with zesty citrus flavours, and has a long mineral finish. The Raats Original Chenin Blanc is a classic example of a Chenin Blanc made from older vines, grown in very specific soil types. Now in its 16th year of production, the consistency in quality is unquestionable. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.50 Retail $13.99

2015 Vina Cobos Felino Chardonnay
Mendoza , Argentina
A white gold chardonnay with delicate green hues. Tropical aromas unfold: white flowers, nectarine, passion fruit, and a touch of grilled pineapple. The palate reveals citrus tones of grapefruit, lemon grass and delicate lemon peel confit on the finish, complementing the vibrant aromatic profile. Texturally silky, with a well-integrated, lively acidity. 90 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2013 Chateau De Paraza Minervois Cuvée Spéciale
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
40% Grenache,40% Syrah , 20% Mourvedre
Cherry and raspberry compote notes are backed by red licorice undertones and juicy acidity in this medium-bodied red, with floral and mineral details weaving together on the crisp finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

2013 Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco
Piedmont, Italy
Without a doubt, this is one of the top easiest-to-drink wines I tasted this year. The 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco is an approachable and versatile wine that brings on a hearty appetite for genuine home cooking. The wine is ripe with dark fruit nuances and it offers a complete bouquet that is comprised of dark fruit, pressed rose and spice. Despite its apparent simplicity, this Nebbiolo is not without its complexity or depth. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2013 Vina Casa Silva Carménère Cuvée
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
Inky ruby. An emphatically fruity bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, violet and cracked pepper, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering juicy blueberry and boysenberry flavors that are given spine and focus by tangy acidity. Approachable already but the wine’s density and freshness suggest that it has material to burn. Closes smooth and gently sweet, with very good energy and supple tannins.
90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.25 Retail $16.99

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