Wine Tasting 3/17/20

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday March 17th 2020             6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2018 JEAN-MAURICE RAFFAULT Chinon RoseLoire Valley, FranceCabernet Franc. Shimmering orange. Fresh red berries, pink grapefruit and succulent herbs and flowers on the fragrant nose. Chewy, tightly wound red currant, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors slowly open up and turn sweeter on the back half. A minerally quality appears on the persistent finish, which leaves juicy red fruit and citrus notes behind. 90 Pts VinousBTG $7.00  Retail $14.99 2018 Yalumba Viognier The Y Series South AustraliaFloral and fragrant, featuring orange blossom, peach and marmalade flavors set on a smooth and juicy frame. Shows precision and balance, with nutmeg details. 90 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $6.75  Retail $12.99  2018 Yalumba Grenache Barossa Bush Vine Samuel’s CollectionBarossa Valley, AustraliaThe fragrance is saturated with brooding plum red fruits, dark cherries, and perfumed berries. This is a defined wine showing the richness and concentration of the vintage. The palate is richly textured, fleshy, round and supple, with a red juiciness that merges into velvety tannins. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG 8.00   Retail $18.99 2017 Lapostolle Grand Selection CarmenereRapel, ChileCarmine red with violet hues. Fresh nose with red fruit notes such as strawberries and plums, along with red paprika and spices. Medium structure with very nice red fruit expression, juicy tannins and good balance. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG $7.50   Retail $16.99 2017 St Cosme Côtes du Rhône Les Deux AlbionRhone Valley, France50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 10% Mourvedre, 5% ClairetteLes Deux Albions is one of the outstanding wines of Louis Barruol’s collection and highlights the exceptional value that can still be found in the Côtes-du-Rhône category. The wine combines depth, structure, and finesse with aromas and flavors of roasted game, mesquite, and olive, crushed plum, and black currants. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG $10.50   Retail $26.9

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