Wine Tasting3/12/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday March 12th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 WillaKenzie Pinot Gris

Willamette Valley, Oregon

This pale colored Gris begins with aromas of Bartlett pear, starfruit and a touch of lemon zest. With bright, lip smacking acidity, the wine unveils lovely Pazzaz apple, shortbread and lemon cream flavors. This is just an awesome value out of the Willamette Valley. 90 Pts International wine report

BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Flowers Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast, California

The 2016 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a gorgeous appellation level wine. Intensely perfumed, with tons of sheer class, the 2016 has so much to offer. The tropical fruit, mint and floral notes are pliant and open in this creamy, polished Chardonnay from Flowers. This is a terrific introduction to the vintage.

91 Pts Robert Parker, 92 Pts Vinous

Retail $39.99

2016 Macrostie Pinot Noir

A meticulous blend from several cool coastal vineyards including the Estate’s Thale’s Vineyard and Manzana Vineyard (Dutton Ranch) in the Russian River Valley, Goldrock Ridge in the far Sonoma coast, and Steve MacRostie’s own Wildcat Mountain straddling Carneros and the

Petaluma Gap all contribute delicious and complex layers to the blend. Lively acidity, soft tannin, floral notes and warm baking spices add beguiling complexity to the interplay of juicy Bing cherry and luxurious blue fruits. Pairs wonderfully with a range of foods from aged cheeses to salmon to sweet/spicy barbecue.

90 Pts James Suckling

BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2016 Trefethen Merlot

Napa Valley, California

A deep ruby red color introduces a wine with layered aromas of black cherry, blackberry and baking spice. The palate opens with juicy red fruit, clove, and toasty oak. This Merlot is beautifully balanced with soft tannins and a luscious finish. 93 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $10.00      Retail 24.99

2016 Leviathan Red Blend

From winemaker Andy Erickson, the 2016 Leviathan is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot aged in 25% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with exuberant black cherries, black raspberries and blackcurrants with hints of pencil shavings, black pepper, tobacco and forest floor plus a waft of tapenade. Full, firm and grainy, with gorgeous mid-palate generosity and packed with layers of black fruit and savory sparks, it has a rock-solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long. Approachable now yet structured to cellar, this seriously affordable, serious California blend should age 15-20 years or more.  Rating: 94+ Robert Parker

BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

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