Wine Tasting 4/9/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday April 9th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Maison De Grand Esprit Cremant De Bourgogne

Burgundy, France

A fresh and bright sparkling wine with apple and cream aromas and flavors. Hints of yogurt. Full body, pretty bubbles and a flavorful finish. Blend of 60% chardonnay, 20% pinot noir and 20% gamay. A fun and lively sparkling wine. Bottled fermented and 12 months on lees. 90 Pts James Suckling

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2016 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay

Napa Valley, California

COMMENTARY: My notebooks are filled with plenty of impressions of the Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay over the years, and there is a reason why this wine is so successful. While the 2016 vintage shows the evolution of the wine, the Private Reserve Chardonnay has always been at the top of its game, no matter what vintage is in play. TASTING NOTES: This wine is luxurious. Its aromas and flavors of ripe apples and peaches, couple with an enticing creaminess stay long and generous on the palate. 93 Pts Wilford Wong, 92Pts Robert Parker, 91 Pts Wine Spectator

Retail $39.99

2016 Etude Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

Carneros, California

The Carneros Estate Pinot Noir intrigues with its rich array of red cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate raspberry and spice. The core of red fruit is made complex with layers of sassafras, sandalwood and baking spice that build in intensity through the finish. With an opulent mouthfeel and ideal natural acidity, the wine has significant substance and depth, yet stays lively and lifting throughout. 90 Pts Robert Parker, 92 Pts SK

BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

2017 Gundlach Bundschu Mt Cuvee

Sonoma,  California

74% Merlot ,7% Cabernet Sauvignon,7% Cabernet Franc,7% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec

 Refreshing aromas of black cherries and blackberries lifted by vanilla and warm baking spices lead into a light-to-medium bodied palate of more dark fruit, savory cocoa and earth, while dusty tannins and mouth-watering acidity leave a lingering freshness. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $8.25   Retail 19.99

2016 Robert Hall Artisan Collection Cabernet

Paso Robles, California

The intense dark ruby red color of the Cabernet Sauvignon is reflective of this full-bodied, flavorful wine. The core of black currant and hints of cedar and spice along with cocoa aromas echoed by rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit, dark chocolate and anise are all supported by balanced rich velvety tannins.

90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

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