Wine Tasting 4/10/18

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 3rd 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Ferraton Côtes du Rhône White Samorëns
Southern Rhone Valley, France
Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Marsanne
Colour : bright, pale gold colour with silver tints. Nose : aromas of white flowers and white fruit.
Palate : nicely balanced wine. Clairette brings the freshness and white Grenache body and softness.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
Btg $6.25 Retail $11.99

2017 2016 Chateau Puech-Haut Saint Drezery Prestige Rose
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
The 2017 Prestige Rosé is another beautiful rosé from this estate. Spice, underbrush, cherries, citrus blossom and beautiful minerality all emerge from the glass and it’s rich, yet also fresh and crisp. It’s a food rosé to drink over the coming year. It’s a blend of 60/40 Grenache and Cinsault aged in tank.” 91 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Château de Fontenille
Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon
A very pleasant ruby color, Château de Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge is elegant and round on the palate with a fine, lingering finish. Well structured and full bodied, this wine represents the character and the authentic personality of the great red Bordeaux.
88 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
This wine is almost too good to be true. A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache that was brought up in concrete tanks (Grenache) and demi-muids (Syrah), It reminded me of a mini Syrah from California’s Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a $18 Syrah to Sine Qua Non). It’s a ripe, sexy, heady beauty that exhibits a deep, purple color as well as killer notes of smoked meats, chocolate, blackberry and black raspberries. Deep, unctuous, open knit and layered, it continues to change in the glass, has a seamless and silky profile, and not a hard edge to be found. It’s a sensational value that needs to be tasted to be believed. 94 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG 7.75 Retail $17.99

2011 Glenelly Reserve Estate Red
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Features alluring fresh espresso and smoldering juniper notes out front, followed by a rich, polished core of cassis and blackberry fruit, with a serious spine of licorice root and a long tarry edge to the finish. This still has ample grip, but there’s enough development here to begin drinking now..92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

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