Wine Tasting 8/13/19

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  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday August 13th 2019              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2017 Masseria Altemura Fiano   Puglia, Italy Floral nose with a hint of gooseberry. Nice fruit and gentle minerality on the palate. Easy to drink with a soft, lingering finish. 90Pts James Suckling BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99 2017 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/ Viognier Clarksburg, California 83% Chenin Blanc, 17% Viognier Crisp, bright, and vivacious, CB+V is an aromatic white blend boasting a bouquet of honeysuckle, citrus, tropical fruit, and fresh cut herbs. The bright entry reveals citrus and other fruit flavors, and a balanced acidity carries through the clean finish.  90 Pts Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines 2018 #80 BTG $7.00  Retail $13.99 2017 Masseria Altemura  Sasseo Primitivo Puglia, Italy Ruby red with purple hues. Prominent tobacco and leather on the nose; ripe blackberry and blueberry with hints of cocoa, baking spice, and delicate pine. Juicy and medium bodied; reveals rich fruits, sweet herbs, and milk chocolate; leads to plush tannins and an elegant finish. BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99 2017 Kaiken Ultra Malbec Mendoza, Argentina This deep brilliant red-colored wine with purplish tones displays rich aromas. The nose has interesting spicy and floral notes—a clear expression of the Uco Valley—intertwined with black fruit aromas reminiscent of blueberries and blackberries that show this variety’s great typicity. Good structure and soft tannins call for a second glass. The finish is fresh, complex, and persistent with fruit notes and subtle spicy undertones of rosemary, thyme, and dry flowers. 93 Pts James Suckling BTG $8.75  Retail 21.99 2016 Juggernaut Cabernet Rutherford, Livermore & Lake County, California              100% HILLSIDE VINEYARDS Purity, intensity and seamless structure. French oak beautifully transforms intense mountain fruit into a wine with uncommon richness, yet smooth and luxurious texture. This wine is fierce, brave, and delicious. BTG $8.25  Retail $19.99
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