Wine Tasting 4/30/19

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    HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday  April 30th 2019 6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings NV Vilarnau Cava Brut Barcelona, Spain Aged More than 15 months in bottle This is a cava that is complex on the nose, offering the primary aromas of the grapes. When you taste the Vilarnau Brut Reserva we want you to be reminded that it is made from fruit, in this instance from Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada grapes. Apple, peach and yeast aromas are welcoming . Shows roundness on the palate and no coarseness. Briny apple and dried-apricot flavors are calm on the finish. 89 Pts Wine Enthusiast BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99 2016 Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay Central Coast, California Never seeing the inside of an oak barrel, Mer Soleil SILVER is a pure, clean expression of Chardonnay. It is fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and small concrete tanks imported from Burgundy, France. A sun-kissed, light gold color, the 2016 vintage opens with scents of peach, apricot, Meyer lemon, vanilla wafers and honey. The nose brings additional interest with subtle notes of truffle, mesquite smoke and the kind of savory saltiness that drifts off a coastal shore. The palate is fresh and round, with a minerality that evokes wet stone and steel, as well as a lively acidity that balances lush fruit flavors. Crisp and lingering on the finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99 2017 Boen Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, California From the creator of Belle Glos and the Caymus Wagner family. This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is rich in ripe fruit flavors and balanced by bright acidity and judicious hints of toasty oak. Deep scarlet red color with garnet highlights. Red raspberry, tart cherry, blackberry, and vanilla aromas with balanced flavors of plum, cranberry, and chocolate covered cherries followed by hints of cola and clove. BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99 2017 Amancaya Red Blend Mendoza, Argentina 85% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Red deep color. The nose reveals fruit aromas of red and black berries with notes of mocha, spices and pepper. On the palate the texture is balanced with elegant and velvety tannins, giving a soft yet mouth-filling structure. Overall, a complex mixture of fruits and spices. 90 Pts Robert Parker BTG $8.25 Retail 19.99 2015 Primus The Blend Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile  A blend that combines each of the estates’ diversity and their best varieties. The base is Cabernet Sauvignon, which provides structure, while Merlot delivers red fruit and vitality in mouth. Carménère adds weight and softness, as well as spices that combine beautifully with Petit Verdot’s smooth, complex finish. And finally, Cabernet Franc presents elegance and persistence . A generous and rich red with round and chewy tannins. So much lovely ripe fruit with currant and hints of walnut character. Full and beautiful. Gorgeous wine. 94 Pts James Suckling BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99
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