Wine Tasting 5/2/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday May 2nd 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 

2015 Jorge Ordonez & Co • Botani Moscatel Old Vines

Málaga, Spain

A steal that I’ve been recommending for a number of years is the 2015 Botani Moscatel Old Vines. Totally dry and made from vines planted in 1946, 1968 and 1975, from the incredibly steep slate and quartz hillsides of Malaga, this is fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel, where it’s aged and bottled after eight months sur lie. An incredibly gorgeous flowery bouquet alone would be reason to spend the $18.00 for this medium-bodied, super-fragrant and seductive, crisp, elegant wine. The old vines, the beautiful floral notes and stunning, delicate tropical fruits that the Muscat of Alexandria varietal (the oldest clone in the Muscat family) produces, are just something to behold. For those interested: this is fermented in total stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and bottled early to preserve its incredible aromatics.

91 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

 

2015 Glenelly Chardonnay Stellenbosch The Glass Collection

Stellenbosch, South Africa

In 2003, at the age of 78, May de Lencquesaing, then owner of the famous Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, purchased the estate. With a nod to the French Huguenot settlers 300 years before, she set about planting vines to replace the existing fruit trees, realising her vision of establishing a thriving winery that best utilises the soils and microclimate of the valley and supports local economic development and the community. And thus Glenelly Estate was reborn. The glass collection Chardonnay has a bright and brillant colour, with a slight bgreen hue. The wine has complex aromas of citrus, papaya, melon and pear. On the palette, it displays a beautiful, round and comforting texture with wonderful length and intense fruit complexity. 89 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

 

 

2014 Henri Bourgeois Cabernet Franc Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Petit Bourgeois

Loire, France

Fresh savory and green olive notes thread the core of light-bodied cherry and pomegranate fruit. The fresh finish has good cut. Serve lightly chilled with charcuterie or simple bistro fare. 89 pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.00   Retail $14.99

 

2014  Bodegas y Vinedos Ilurce Rio Madre Graciano

Rioja, Spain

Brilliant violet color. Intensely perfumed dark berry and floral pastille scents, along with suggestions of anise, violet and pipe tobacco. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering sappy black and blue fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Shows very good energy and power on the long, gently tannic finish, leaving behind notes of blueberry and peppery spices.

90 Pts Vinous

BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

 

2013 Zenato Alanera

Veneto, Italy

55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco.  On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins.  Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish. 90 Pts Wine Advocate

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

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