Don’t say no to Merlot Wine Tasting

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2/5/19

Don’t say no to Merlot

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday February 5th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Round Pond Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley California

The aromatics of this warm-weather sipper are bright, playful and tropical, teasing the taste buds with a bouquet of papaya, mango, and honeydew melon. The wine dances across the palate delivering everything promised by the bouquet including layers of white peach, ripe pear, granny smith apples and candied grapefruit. As you enjoy this wine, it continues to evolve beautifully, finishing with silky tones and refreshing minerality; notes of lime zest, mandarin orange, and limestone linger delightfully for minutes. 90 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $8.25    Retail $19.99 

 2014 Liberty School Merlot

Central Coast, California

This  has a deep opaque ruby-black color. Bright blackberry and blueberry aromas fill the glass with an intriguing note of Rainier cherry alongside lavender, clove and a kiss of vanilla. On the palate, the dark fruit play out in concert with the cherry flavor, while accentuated by sweet vanilla and toasted oak. It’s firm yet velvety tannins are balanced by mouthwatering acidity and a long, silky finish.

BTG $7.00 Retail $13.99

2014 Starmont Merlot

Carneros, California

Surprisingly dark with bright cherry, blueberry and currant aromatics on top of coffee/mocha, toast and cranberry. The palate is lush and velvety with good weight and soft tannins. The wine displays great richness, without being heavy or excessive. In short, it is quintessential Carneros Merlot. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiasts

BTG $9.50   Retail $23.99

2015 Jax Y 3 Taureau Red Blend

Napa Valley, California

50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 5% Zinfandel

Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary blackcurrant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. A beautifully rich, concentrated, irresistible style of wine to drink casually or with serious cuisine. Approachable upon release and will cellar till 2022 and beyond. 90 pts Robert Parker, 90 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $9.25         Retail 22.99

2016 Vina Robles Cabernet

Paso Robles, California

Red Garnet color, the 2016 vintage presents aromas of cassis, blueberry, cedar, and anise, with hints of black olives and juniper berry. Full-bodied with flavors of cassis and blueberry, licorice notes, chewy and chalky tannins.

 91 Pts Tasting Panel

BTG $8.25     Retail $19.99

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