Wine Tasting 7/30/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday July 30th 2019                                                                                                                                                   

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2018 Digression Rose

Provence, France

Pale rose in color, this cool climate rosé from Provence is a delight from start to finish. Digression opens with hints of white flowers, light minerality, peach and melon on the nose. On the palate, initial notes of delicate minerality lead you to notes of sun-kissed strawberry and a hint of watermelon.

90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2018 Marechal Sancerre

Loire Valley, France

This is a quintessential expression of sauvignon blanc from Sancerre. The nose is highly perfumed and intense, with classic notes of cut grass, limes and the tell-tell hint of flint. The palate is more restrained than the nose would initially indicate – and all the better for that – with a lovely fresh, balanced and clean character. The flavors are citrus fruits wrapped around a very precise and elegant structure. A long finish completes this very good wine.

BTG $10.00   Retail $24.99

2016 Reata Three County Pinot Noir

Sonoma, Monterey & San Benito , California

This Pinot Noir is notable for its rich ruby color and notes of cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate. Aromas of vanilla fill the glass that leads to a well-structured weight on the palate. French oak notes lead to a strong finish that lingers on the palate nicely. A great Pinot Noir for any occasion. 90 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $8.25  Retail $19.99

2017 Angels & Cowboys

Sonoma, California

Zinfandel – based with a supporting cast of Syrah, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Carignane, and Merlot

The dark cherry/mahogany red color is indicative of the luscious palate structure which leads with briar/bramble berry fruit backed by notes of violets, sweet hibiscus juice, black currant conserves, and red-flesh plum. Meaty and mouthwatering with succulent edges, the full body is built on a tannin structure that starts out silky and fine then builds to a firm yet smooth finish that lingers indulgently on the palate.

BTG $8.00   Retail 18.99

2015 Peju Provence Merlot

Napa Valley, California

Fragrant aromas of bright raspberry, blueberry and cigar box introduce the lush plum, blackberry and currant flavors of this firmly structured Merlot. With mouth-filling tannins, this wine is complex and decadent featuring layers of mocha, anise and crème brûlée. Culminating with elegance and hints of cocoa nibs, this Merlot will continue tomature for the next 6- 8 years. 4.2 Vivino

BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 7/9/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on July 5, 2019 No Comments yet
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday July 9th 2019 6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings    2018 Patient Cottat Grand Caillou Loire Valley, France 100% Sauvignon Blanc Light lemon yellow, Soft, subtle aromas of lime and cantaloupe with a whiff of minerality. On the Palate Greengage plum, kiwi, and citrus flavors with vibrant acidity and interesting minerality BTG $7.00 Retail $13.99   2018 Pichot Vouvray Loire Valley, France This classic off-dry white is estate bottled from Chenin Blanc grapes in Vouvray. Low yields, hand harvesting and barrel fermentation give the wine its complexity and authenticity. In France they say this is ‘slightly dry’, although we would say ‘off-dry’. The aromas are honeydew, peach and a hint of spice. The palate is juicy, fresh and long, and the acidity balances the fruitiness. BTG $7.75 Retail $16.99   2017 Wolf Trap Red Blend Franschhoek Valley, South Africa The nose entices with its abundance of ripe plums, blueberries, slight spiciness and notes of violets. Dark berry fruit follows through onto a juicy, vibrant mid-palate with svelte tannins and a silky texture. The wine shows exceptional balance with fresh, integrated acidity. Plummy fruit and spice lingers on the finish. BTG $6.25 Retail $9.99     2016 La Posta “Paulucci” Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Vibrant red in color, this wine offers aromas of red cherries, raspberries, ripe plums and violets wafting from the glass along with notes of toasty oak. On the palate, the fresh berry flavors mingle with spice notes and there is a hint of soft caramel on the finish. This is a creamy, medium-bodied and well- structured wine that is incredibly full of life. 90 Pts Wine Advocate BTG $7.75 Retail 16.99     2016 Beringer Knights Valley, Cabernet Sonoma, California 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petite Verdot Beringer Vineyards has owned and farmed its Knights Valley vineyards since the mid-1960s, when the Beringer family recognized that the cobbled alluvial soils were a great place to grow high-quality wine grapes. This Cabernet is built each vintage on the notion of a Bordeaux blend, with soft and silky tannins crafted for immediate enjoyment. Aromas of lavender and clove join flavors of dark red fruit led by boysenberry, huckleberry, raspberry, black cherry and evident oak spice are joined with more traditional Knights Valley tones of black and blue fruits. Fine acidity and elegant structure lead to a touch of licorice and mocha, rounding out a lingering, pleasant finish. 94 Pts James Suckling BTG $10.50    Retail $25.99