Wine Tasting 8/22/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on August 17, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday August 22nd 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris
Pfalz, Germany
The Pfalz (aka ‘Palatinate’) region is in the Rhine river valley in southwest Germany, directly north of France’s Alsace region.
The wine is made in a full-bodied, dry style with fresh, unoaked fruit and a crisp texture.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2016 Salvard Cheverny
Loire, France
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay
Offers a good chiseled feel, with chive and flint notes leading the way, backed by a long zip of sel gris through the bracing finish.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2015 Paraiso Pinot Noir
Monterey , California
This smartly priced screwtop shows juicy red cherries and bramble fruit with wet gravel and red rose petals on the nose. The rich red cherries on the palate are cut by tart cranberries, pencil lead, peppercorns and rosemary.
89 pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo
Piedmont, Italy
A hidden gem. Frankly, it is better than many Barolos or Barbarescos. Sweet floral aromatics, bright red cherry fruit, mint, licorice and tobacco are some of the signatures, but it is the wine’s overall balance that is most remarkable. Simply put, this is an outrageously beautiful wine for the money. In most vintages, the Langhe Nebbiolo is a combination of fruit from Vajra’s estate in Sinio plus declassified lots of the Barolos. It sees a short fermentation in steel meant to emphasize freshness, but I have no doubt that if the Vajras wanted to, they could make a Barolo-level wine from this fruit. Instead, the Langhe Nebbiolo is a mini-Barolo that punches well above its weight.
90 Pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2013 Trim Cabernet
From Ray Signorello. This is a side-project apart from his Signorello Estate. The motive was to produce an inexpensive or moderately-priced red wine that performed above their price point. The wine is a blend of 82 percent cabernet, 15 percent merlot and 3 percent malbec. The color is dark ruby with a hint of magenta at the rim. Aromas of black cherries and red and black currants are highlighted by notes of blueberries, cloves and lavender with undertones of dusty graphite. It’s sleek and supple in the mouth, propelled by vibrant acidity and oak-tinged tannins that do not detract from juicy and spicy black fruit flavors with a touch of dried fruit and flowers about them.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

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