Wine Tasting 1/29/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday January 29nd 20196-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2017 Minuty M Rose Provence, FranceA splendid, pleasurable wine : The Grenache and Cinsault blend form an aromatic harmony offering notes of peach and candied orange. The flavor is crisp and round on the palate.  Eager and intense with orange peel and red current aromas. Smooth with a nice acidulous freshness.90 Pts W&SBTG $8.00    Retail $18.99   

2016 Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches ChardonnayRussian River, Sonoma, California Fresh, intense aromas with floral highlights of acacia blossoms move quickly to more traditional Chardonnay aromas of pear, peach, and apple. Tropical notes of guava and toasted coconut are joined by hints of lemongrass and vanilla. The wine is beautifully balanced, delicate yet rich and creamy with well integrated oak. The many pleasures offered by blending our Russian River vineyards brings classic lemon-lime flavors with a slight hint of honey and butter mid-palate. A touch of creme fresh enhances our fruit-forward style, with mineral notes in a distinctive lingering finish. 90 Pts Wine SpectatorBTG $9.00 Retail $22.99 

2015 Lyric By Etude Pinot NoirSanta Barbara, CaliforniaVibrant ruby in color, this Pinot Noir jumps out of the glass with red fruit confiture aromas alongside fresh Bing cherry, raspberry, and hints of kola-nut. From the beautiful oak integration, sweet spiced notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice. On the palate, the red fruits continue with fresh raspberry andstrawberry backed up by soft tannins and cedar spice notes.Silky and elegant, this wine is balancedwith bright acidity and finesse, making this a wonderful accompaniment for an assortment of dishes. 90 Pts Wine EnthusiastsBTG $8.00   Retail $18.99  

2014 Susana Balbo CabernetMendoza, Argentina

Deep bright ruby color with perfumed aromas of cassis, blackcurrants, redcurrants along with hints of roasted coffee beans and tobacco and a touch of fresh mint and fresh herbs. The complex aromas are echoed on the palate with layers of fruit and spices coming on and on. Sweet on the entry with round tannins, this full bodied wine shows a lively and harmonious acidity that leads to a fresh and pure finish.

 93 pts James Suckling, 91 RobertParker

BTG

$9.50         Retail 23.99 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday January 29nd 20196-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 2017 Minuty M Rose Provence, FranceA splendid, pleasurable wine : The Grenache and Cinsault blend form an aromatic harmony offering notes of peach and candied orange. The flavor is crisp and round on the palate.  Eager and intense with orange peel and red current aromas. Smooth with a nice acidulous freshness.90 Pts W&SBTG $8.00    Retail $18.99   

2016 Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches ChardonnayRussian River, Sonoma, California Fresh, intense aromas with floral highlights of acacia blossoms move quickly to more traditional Chardonnay aromas of pear, peach, and apple. Tropical notes of guava and toasted coconut are joined by hints of lemongrass and vanilla. The wine is beautifully balanced, delicate yet rich and creamy with well integrated oak. The many pleasures offered by blending our Russian River vineyards brings classic lemon-lime flavors with a slight hint of honey and butter mid-palate. A touch of creme fresh enhances our fruit-forward style, with mineral notes in a distinctive lingering finish. 90 Pts Wine SpectatorBTG $9.00 Retail $22.99 

2015 Lyric By Etude Pinot NoirSanta Barbara, CaliforniaVibrant ruby in color, this Pinot Noir jumps out of the glass with red fruit confiture aromas alongside fresh Bing cherry, raspberry, and hints of kola-nut. From the beautiful oak integration, sweet spiced notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice. On the palate, the red fruits continue with fresh raspberry andstrawberry backed up by soft tannins and cedar spice notes.Silky and elegant, this wine is balancedwith bright acidity and finesse, making this a wonderful accompaniment for an assortment of dishes. 90 Pts Wine EnthusiastsBTG $8.00   Retail $18.99 

 2014 Susana Balbo CabernetMendoza, ArgentinaDeep bright ruby color with perfumed aromas of cassis, blackcurrants, redcurrants along with hints of roasted coffee beans and tobacco and a touch of fresh mint and fresh herbs. The complex aromas are echoed on the palate with layers of fruit and spices coming on and on. Sweet on the entry with round tannins, this full bodied wine shows a lively and harmonious acidity that leads to a fresh and pure finish. 93 pts James Suckling, 91 pts Robert Parker

BTG $9.50         Retail 23.99  

2016 Tenshen Red BlendSanta Barbara, CaliforniaSyrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Mourvèdre. Dark yet joyous on the nose, this blend shows blackberry, black plum, purple flower and uncracked peppercorn on the nose. There’s a soft entry to the palate, where dark fruit and roasted meat flavors are framed by fresh acidity and polished tannins. 91 Pts Wine EnthusiastsBTG $8.25     Retail $19.99

 2016 Tenshen Red BlendSanta Barbara, California Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Mourvèdre. Dark yet joyous on the nose, this blend shows blackberry, black plum, purple flower and uncracked peppercorn on the nose. There’s a soft entry to the palate, where dark fruit and roasted meat flavors are framed by fresh acidity and polished tannins. 91 Pts Wine EnthusiastsBTG $8.25     Retail $19.99

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