Wine Tasting 12/18/18

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday December 18th 2018.

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Beinger Luminus Chardonnay

Napa Valley, California

Attractive freshness and gently flinty citrus fruits. Aromas of melon and hazelnut nougat follow and lead to a palate with lemon, grapefruit, grilled peaches and nectarines. Layered and textural. Some pithy grip to close. This has attractive freshness and composure. 92 Pts James Suckling,92 Pts Vinous, 91 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $10.00     Retail $24.99 

 2017 Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand

The fruit for this Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from somewhere you couldn’t find in a taxi vineyards near the Awatere River in Marlborough. Light straw with a subtle grassy green hue. The nose is salivatingly crisp like a summer salad bursting with punchy and intense lemongrass, kaffir lime and herbs. The palate is practically exploding out of the glass it has so much energy weighty, structured and refreshing with layers of green apple. Zesty lime and nectarine notes lead to a photo focused finish and delicious minerality. 93 Pts Natalie Maclean

BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 B Side Cabernet

North Coast, California

80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Syrah, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Petite Sirah

The B Side Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeply concentrated, inky color in the glass. Vibrant aromas of blackberry compote, mocha, vanilla, sweet leather, and lavender are pronounced on the nose. The fresh, fruit-forward palate is packed with flavor including juicy fruit, cassis, melted chocolate and hints of Blackstrap molasses. 90 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $8.25   Retail $19.99

2014 Stags Leap Investor Red

Napa Valley, California

Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, 

Reflective of the winery’s ability to combine power with elegance, the 2014 vintage of The Investor is rich in dark purple fruit but also captivating for its notes of tea leaf, roasting spices of sage and rosemary with touches of chaparral herbs, cinnamon and clove on the nose. It’s an instant palate pleaser with generous, concentrated flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry, strawberry and fine-grained, soft tannins and a juicy, mouthwatering acidity. 93 Pts James Suckling

Retail 42.99

2017 Orin Swift 8yrs In The Desert

Julmila, Spain

Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah

Heady aromas of brambly raspberry, black fig, and peppercorn dominate; time in the glass exposes more – dark chocolate, fennel, and High Sierra forest floor. The palate is lush and opulent with blackberries, dark plums, and currants. More flavors add to the quality of the blend – a visceral minerality and fresh Herbs de Provence. Fully integrated with puckering tannins, the wine bows out with finesse.

93 Pts Wilford Wong, 94 + Robert Parker

Retail $42.99

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