|November 15, 2011|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
No charge for tastings
J Brut Rose, NV
64% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay, 2% Pinot Meunier 100% From the Russian River Valley.
This J Brut Rosé sparkles with a luminous cool pink hue and exudes delicate aromas of strawberry, nectarine and juicy red apples. On the palate, the wine opens with flavors of cherry, blood orange, citrus peel and the tropical star fruit that are underlined by a bright acidity that keeps the overall impression delightfully fresh with a lively, lingering finish. The wine engages the entire palate with balance wrapped in a refined body of elegance and effervescence.
90 Points Wine Spectator
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $24.99
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay, 2009
The wine exhibits a golden honey hue with pure Granny Smith apple aromas along with distinctive notes of lime blossom and nutmeg. The mouth feel is rich and round and unfolds to reveal shortbread and pineapple flavors that linger.
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue #193 February, 2011
BTG $ 9.00 Retail $22.99
Cubanisimo Estate Pinot Noir, 2008
“The 2008 Pinot Noir Estate is medium ruby red with a pleasing perfume of spice box, incense, rose petal, cherry, and strawberry. On the palate it displays excellent depth and concentration, savory flavors, ripe tannins, and lively acidity all nicely integrated. The wine is likely to evolve for 1-2 years but can be approached now.”
89 Points Robert Parker’s Wine advocate issue #191 October, 2010
BTG $ 7.50 Retail $18.99
Neyen Espíritu de Apalta, 2006
50% Carmenere, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Petit Verdot
The purple-colored 2006 Espiritu de Apalta is bottled without filtration. It offers a nose of toasty oak, pencil lead, spice box, cinnamon, clove, sage, blueberry, and blackberry. Plush on the palate, it has layered fruit, succulent flavors and a finish which is long and pure.
92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue #192 December, 2010
Alma Negra, 2007
This winery is a project of the iconic Mendoza winemaker Ernesto Catena. “The 2007 Blend is composed of 85% Bonarda, 10% Malbec, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Medium purple in color, it sports a lively nose of Asian spices, a hint of balsamic, cinnamon, sage, lavender, plum, and blackberry. Savory on the palate with plenty of spicy fruit, this ripe, easygoing effort will provide pleasure over the next 4-5 years.”
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocateissue#192 December, 2010
BTG $ 7.75 Retail $19.99