Wine Tasting 9/24/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on September 19, 2019 25 Comments
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday September 24th 2019              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings   2017 Weingut Frank Gruner Vetliner Weinviertel, Austria Very appetizing, immediate notes of both fresh green and ripe juicy yellow pear make for an aromatic opening. They follow through on the light dry palate where a sage-tinged savoriness is joined by bright lemon. It is ideal aperitif material with its refreshing mouthwatering lightness.90 Pts Wine Enthusiast BTG $8.00     Retail $18.99   2017 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon Beautiful aromatics of blackberry, cinnamon stick, dried cranberry and cedar jump from the glass. The mouth is supple with strawberry, balsamic reduction, lavender, thyme and cocoa powder; finishing with soft tannins laced with black licorice. 90 Pts Tasting Panel BTG $10.25  Retail $25.99   2018 Ernesto Catena Padrillos Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Young, crisp wine with floral notes of violets and zesty taste of plums, cherries, dry berries and a hint of white pepper on the finish. Fruit-driven with a hint of oak and ideal for immediate enjoyment to maintain its vitality and freshness. 89 Pts Jeb Dunnick BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99   2017 Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee Sonoma County, 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. As with previous vintages, this wine is ready to pair with a myriad of cuisines and occasions, or enjoy on its own, knowing it will leave you clamoring for more. 91 Pts Tasting Panel BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99   2017 Maison Alexandrins Crozes Hermitage Northern Rhone Valley, France 100% Syrah This wine offers immediate pleasure. As soon as you open it the fruit is there. With a bit more stuffing and texture than the charming 2016, the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Maison les Alexandrins should prove to be superior. There’s an herbal, grassy note on the nose but alsopotent black cherry fruit. It’s full-bodied, with a creamy, plushtexture on the mid-palate that turns velvety on the long finish.” 92 Pts Robert Parker  BTG $10.75  Retail $27.99
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