Wine Tasting 5/7/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday  May 7th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Lagar Condesa Albarino

Galicia, Spain

Pale, green-hued yellow. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe pink grapefruit, Anjou pear and quinine, with a zesty mineral note that gains strength as the wine opens up. Offers concentrated yet lithe orchard and citrus fruit flavors that show sharp delineation and strong, spicy back-end thrust. Picks up a suave floral nuance on the finish, which hangs on with impressive, spicy tenacity. 91 Pts Vinous

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2017 Atalaya Laya

Castilla La Mancha, Spain

This is a fruit-driven Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet) blend with some Monastrell  from dry-farmed vines; it fermented in stainless steel followed by malolactic in barrel, where the wine matured for four months. This has a very expressive and gentle nose, with nice fruit and even some notes of flowers. It has tannins, but it’s not as aggressive as some might think. This is a characterful and powerful Mediterranean red and represents very good value for money.

90 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $6.25 Retail $10.99

2015 Condado De Haza

Ribera del Duero, Spain

100% Tempranillo. Cherry, red plum and currant flavors are ripe and juicy in this bright red, supported by firm tannins and citrusy acidity that give way to a vanilla- and floral-accented finish. Offers a fresh fruit core, with solid structure. 90 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Tridente

Castilla y León

100% Tempranillo

Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for six months in new and used French oak barrels) Saturated ruby. Powerful, deep-pitched black and blue fruit scents develop mocha and licorice nuances in the glass. Densely packed and supple in texture, offering smoke-tinged cherry and boysenberry flavors and a touch of spicecake. Closes smooth and long, with lingering smokiness, gentle tannins and a late, energizing jolt of cracked pepper. 90 Pts Vinous

BTG $8.25 Retail 19.99

2014 Pesquera Crianza

Ribera del Duero, Spain

100% Tempranillo. Very bright, ripe and nicely captured ripeness, this has dark cherry and plum as well as a stony edge and some raw earthiness. The palate has energetic appeal, harmonious fruit and oak, and a dark berry and chocolate finish. 92 Pts James Suckling

BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

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