Wine Tasting 10/16/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 11, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 16th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Drappier Carte D’Or Brut
Champagne, France
75% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 10% Meunier The Carte d’Or cuvée is the very expression of the Drappier style. With its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noirs. Champagne with a fine aromatic richness, it opens with aromas of stoned fruits such as white vineyard peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
Retail $44.99

2014 Vins Auvique Saint Veran Moulin du Pont
Burgundy, France
Stylistically and geographically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, this full-bodied Chardonnay exhibits a golden hue, greenish reflection and refreshing mouthfeel. Granny smith apples, honey and citrus fruit aromas combine with subtle notes of musk and herbs. A pleasant minerality supports the powerfully-structured, bright palate, showcasing precise fruit with nuances of toast. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2015 Lafage “Tessellae” Old Vines GSM
Côtes du Roussillon, France
An incredible value which is 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from 70-year-old vines and brought up all in concrete tank. A ripe, expansive, full-bodied and undeniably sexy red that has beautiful notes of kirsch liqueur, blueberries, pepper and violets, it has ripe and present tannin, straight up fabulous purity and a great finish. This is another one of those wines where you just have to tell yourself you spent more than you actually did. The wine really is this good. 93 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2015 Zuccardi Q Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Deep purple color, with bluish hues. Intense red and black fruits aromas, such as blackberries and blueberry jelly. French oak aging provides tobacco and chocolate hints. Soft and silky entry. Great structure. Long finish.
94pts James Suckling, 91 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail 17.99

2016 Ancient Peaks ” Renegade”
Paso Robles, California
32% Syrah, 25% Zinfandel, 20% Malbec, 19% Petit Verdot, 4% Petite Sirah
Presents heady aromas of plum, cherry, violets, vanilla bean and savory leather with a suggestion of baking spice. Juicy flavors of red and black fruits co-mingle seamlessly across a rich, expansive palate, revealing hints of wildberry jam, sage and cedar. Lively yet integrated acidity lends elegance to this otherwise powerful wine, carrying notes of black pepper into a long, balanced finish..
91 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

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