Wine Tasting 10/9/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 4, 2018 No Comments yet

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

2017 Francois Lurton Les Fumees Blanch
This is a very clean, fresh and zesty wine – full of classic Sauvignon character.
Although Francois Lurton is a famous producer based in Bordeaux, this lovely white wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in various locations all over France. It has a very aromatic and intense nose, with lots of citrus fruits including grapefruit, floral notes and a touch of smoke. This is a very clean, fresh and zesty wine, with a herbaceous character accompanying the citrus fruit notes on the palate.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2016 Lafond Chardonnay
Santa Rita Hills, California
Lemon peels, sea salt, hazelnut and honeysuckle aromas play up the more voluptuous side of Chardonnay, and hint at marshmallow without going so far. The palate is surprisingly zippy with acid and Meyer lemon zest, but also shows richer hints of browned butter and toasted almond toward the finish. It’s a crowd-pleaser for many tastes. 92 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2017 Gran Passione Rosso
Veneto, Italy
60% Merlot, 40% Corvina
Gran Passione has an intense purple color. It is full-bodied and rich with dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry balanced by a solid structure due to the elevated alcohol, acidity, and soft tannins.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2017 Vina Cobos “Felino” Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Violet red with black tones. An attractive nose with aromas of fresh black fruits and prunes. The palate displays good concentration, balance and sweet yet supple tannins. 93pts James Suckling
BTG $8.00 Retail 18.99

2014 Martin Ray Reserve Napa Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
The diverse sources of this Cabernet Sauvignon exemplify the Napa Valley terroir. The strong, traditional bouquet layers notes of ripe black cherry, dark cassis, aromatic violets, and savory curry spices rooted by earthy undertones. With clean fruit throughout the palate, this medium-bodied wine has well-structured tannins balanced by a nuance of toffee and caramel oak influence.
92 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $10.25 Retail $25.99

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