Wine Tasting 12/13/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on December 8, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday December 13th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Graham Beck Brut Rose
Western Cape, South Africa
An effortlessly smooth blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, allowed enough time on the lees to develop subtle yeasty undertones but to burst with berry and cherry flavours. On the nose expect whiffs of raspberries, cherries and a few secondary aromas of minerality. The palate delivers a lively mousse but fine in the mouth, with subtle red berry flavours enlivened by bright acids. Showing hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender. Flirtatious and fun, yet elegant and structured, it’s perfect for all seasons and settings. The ultimate in food friendly wines.
BTG $7.25 Retail $16.99

2014 Tasca Conti d’Almerita Lamùri Tenuta Regaleali Nero d’Avola
Sicily, Italy
The Tasca family hits a home run with this fabulous value wine. The 2014 Sicilia Nero d’Avola Lamùri Tenuta Regaleali is a terrific rendition of this important Sicilian grape. It opens to dark, spicy and savory notes that contrast the wine’s fruity core. This was a very successful vintage for island winemakers and the ripeness of the fruit is spot-on. The mouthfeel offers elegant fruit flavors and a velvety texture.
92 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

Rioja, Spain
Bright, focused and deep, this red marries power with elegance. Offers ripe black fruit flavors, with notes of smoke, licorice, tar and mineral, supported by well-integrated tannins and fueled by racy acidity. The juicy, floral finish lingers. 94 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

2013 L’Ecole No. 41 Merlot
Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, Washington
It offers bright aromas of raspberries and chocolate, with herb and floral accents. The palate is flavorful and full, delivering a lot of enjoyment, with the tannins adding some heft. The rich texture of this wine is elevated by dense flavors of black cherry and plum on a complex mineral finish.
91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2015 G D Vajra Moscato Di Asti
Piedmont, Italy
Fresh and fragrant, this foaming dessert wine opens with aromas of orange blossom, chopped herb and ripe orchard fruit. The bright, generous palate doles out juicy yellow peach, apricot, Bartlett pear and lemon drop alongside fresh acidity and a hint of mineral. A sage note closes the finish.
92 pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

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