Wine Tasting 2/20/18

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday February 20th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Casa Marin Suavignon Gris
San Antonio Valley, Chile
Sauvignon Gris, or in French known as Fié, is a rare variety which was largely abandoned after the phylloxera epidemic due to its remarkably low yields. This pink variety has a thick skin which produces more full-bodied and aromatic wines than Sauvignon Blanc. It is one of those wines with a WOW EFFECT: once you taste it, it will mark you forever. About 50 percent is fermented with natural yeast in used French oak barrels of 500 liters, where it stays for another 7 months. The other half of the wine is fermented in stainless steel. Powerful floral and spicy aromas with a touch of pink grapefruit. The palate is ripe and mouth filling, with a touch of smoky French oak, floral characters and fresh grape flavours. Flavours linger on the palate and the fresh acidity ensures a crisp clean impeccable finish. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
Btg $9.00 Retail $22.99

2015 Casa Marin Riesling
Aconcagua, Chile
This dry style of riesling is juicy and fresh with a touch of sweet caramelized apricot to balance the mouthwatering minerality and natural acidity. Beautifully elegant, Cool riesling that emulates Rhienfalz but deliver Chilean cool climate wine. Medium body, bright acidity and a melon and granite undertone. Lightly off dry.91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Marques Teran Seleccion Especial
Rioja, Spain
The result of a manual selection of clusters and petioles followed by pre-fermentation cryomaceration in stainless steel tanks, with gentle blending and submerging cycles. This process is complemented with prolonged post-fermentation maceration to achieve a wine with full aromas of ripe red fruit and stone fruits. Its aromas of ripe fruit take us back to the typical aromas of harvest. Long and unctuous in the mouth, dense and well-structured albeit not aggressive. Sweet, ripe tannins remain for a long time on the finish, providing sensations of fullness and complexity. 93 Pts Penin Guide
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2015 CM by Carlos Moro
Rioja, Spain
Aged in French (65%) and American (35%) oak barrels for 12 months The result is a well-structured and balanced wine that is high in intensity and rich in color, boasting bright cherry tones and a long aftertaste. This plump red delivers black cherry and red plum flavors, with herbal and coffee accents. Light, firm tannins and gentle balsamic acidity. 92+ SK
BTG 11.25 Retail $29.99

2015 El Principal Calicanto
VALLE DE MAIPO, Chile
a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Carménère, 9% Syrah, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc from Maipo that is easy to drink and understand. It matured in 225- and 500-liter French oak barrels for ten months. It’s balanced and approachable, showing good ripeness without excess for the heat of the vintage. The palate is fresh and round, with velvety tannins and clean flavors, with nicely integrated oak. Light chocolate and tile undertone. Everything in balance. 91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

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