Wine Tasting 7/2/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday July 2nd 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 2018 Domaine Montrose Rose

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Grenache Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah

Light pink colour. Red berries and peach flavours with spicy overtones. Elegant wine combining roundness and freshness. To be drunk young.

BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2018 Ovum Wines “Big Salt”

Oregon

BIG SALT is a white wine that tries to capture a day at the beach in a bottle.  Fresh, dry, breezy – the bright aromas of the wine are met with a dry, almost salty textured palate that’s well-suited for sitting in the sun and hanging with friends.  Sustainable and Organic vineyards throughout Oregon are the building blocks for Big Salt.  Roughly half and half Riesling and Gewürztraminer, with small amounts of Muscat and other grapes. What’s unique is the smorgasbord of AVAs, including grapes from Columbia Gorge, Elkton, Rogue Valley, Illinois Valley and Willamette Valley. Fleshy and nicely textured, floral orange aromas lead into a saline wine with a mix of cucumber, apple and green melon flavors.  91 pts Best Buy Wine Enthusiast

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2016 Arianna Occhipinti Frappato

Sicily, Italy

100% Frappato. From 2 different estate parcels with vines averaging about 40 years old.

The 2016 Il Frappato is another surprise hit from a vintage that was not easy generally speaking. This wine is chiseled and focused, showing a pretty mineral note that is carried forth from start to finish. The wine is delicate and finessed with small berry nuances, dried blackberry, cherry and pencil shaving. This is an elegant and graceful red wine from Sicily. 92+ Pts Wine Advocate

BTG $14.00 Retail $37.99

2015 Artadi Pasos de San Martin

Navarra, Spain

A plush but sophisticated Garnacha (Grenache) red from the legendary Artadi. This is a red with altitude (6000 feet) so Artadi’s expert touch with powerful, lush fruit is brought to the freshness and defined complexity that comes with elevation. Remarkably floral and crisp for this grape, offering so much vitality and delicacy for a red with over 14 per cent alcohol. That makes it an incredibly food-friendly wine that you can also drink solo. Serious aging potential, too. 94pts James Suckling

BTG $10.25 Retail 25.99

2016 Silver Ghost Cabernet

Napa Valley, California

ilver Ghost is a rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from some of the finest vineyards in the Napa Valley. The wine is deep in color with aromas of black cherry, blueberry and cassis leaping from the glass. On the palate Silver Ghost reveals layers of red and black fruit intermingled with mocha, toast and savory spice. A sumptuous texture rounds out the long finish. 93 Pts Tasting Panel, 91 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $10.75     Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 6/25/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on June 21, 2019 No Comments yet
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday June 25th 2019 6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings    2017 Goldschmidt Singing Tree Chardonnay Russian River , Sonoma, California Wonderfully bright and refreshing style with crisp, green apple characteristics, medium-to-high acidity and good length. Old field selection clones yield fruit with high natural acidity and citrus flavors like grapefruit and lemon. The nose shows lime, Meyer lemon, and ripe apple. Flavors of juicy green apple, dried fig, white peach, and apricot mingle with hints of vanilla. The dash of French oak pushes the finish a little longer with hints of vanilla and caramel. 89 Pts James Suckling BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99 2015 Drumheller Merlot Columbia Valley, Washington 80% Merlot, 20% Syrah This Merlot opens with aromas of blueberry, subtle spice and rose petals with hints of cocoa. Balanced in style, this wine is structured, yet lively. 90 Pts SK BTG $6.50 Retail $11.99   2017 Intrinsic Red Blend Columbia, Valley, Washington 51% Malbec, 49% Cabernet Franc This wine opens with refined notes of raspberry, white tea leaves, a hint of fresh mint and lavender. The flavors are layered with milk chocolate fig reduction, dark plum and licorice root, and the texture is angular, yet sophisticated, with chocolate ganache details in the finish. Previous Vintage 94 Pts James Suckling BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99     2017 Fidelity Crazy Creek Red Blend by Nick Goldschmidt Alexander Valley, California 76 % Merlot 10 % Petit Verdot 14 % Cabernet Sauvignon Color is a purple hue with a red middle. Aromas of fresh blueberries and red cherries. The touch of French vanilla oak rounds out a very enticing and complex nose. The palate is again fruit driven. Bright and well-structured with red fruit flavors and a supple finish. Tremendous value for a red blend from a winemaker of more than 30 years in the Alexander Valley.92 Pts SK BTG $7.00 Retail 17.99     2016 Black Stallion Cabernet Napa Valley, California This rich and refined wine doesn’t require years of further aging to achieve ideal balance and enjoy upon release. The full-bodied structure is a hallmark. The wine opens with stunning aromas of blackberry, black cherry and toasty scents; the palate is concentrated with bold, velvety flavors of cassis, plum and blackberry. Intense, concentrated mature fruit, bold, but integrated tannins and beautifully balanced acidity extend to an elegant finish. 92 Pts SK, 4.2 Vivino BTG $10.50  Retail $26.99