|February 14, 2012|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
No charge for tastings
New Age White, 2011
90% Torrontes, 10% Sauvignon Blanc
New Age comes from Bodega Valentin Bianchi, one of Argentina’s oldest wineries and is an effervescent blend of citrus-y Sauvignon Blanc and fruity Torrentes; A light yellow/green colored wine, with fruity and floral aromas of great intensity. Balanced acidity leads to soft, semi-sweet and slightly effervescent flavors and mouth feel.
BTG $ 4.75 Retail $9.99
Lake Sonoma Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2010
Vibrant citrus and tropical fruit aromas layered with rich vanilla and a brioche foundation. Fruit flavors on the palate include green apple and nectarine, with a texture reminiscent of lemon custard. The brilliant acidity carries these flavors through a long focused finish.
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $15.99
Artadi Viñas de Gain, 2007
100 % Tempranillo
A saturated purple color, it delivers an expressive bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, mineral, blueberry, and blackberry. Layered and full-flavored on the palate, it is nicely balanced with the structure to evolve.
92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue #183 June,2009
BTG $ 10.50 Retail $29..99
Frogs Leap Merlot, 2009
The 2009 Merlot shows off the beautifully aromatic and richly flavored character of this varietal at its very best. More expressive than most red wines, it opens with aromas of plum, dark cherries, cocoa and spice. Yet, it is in the flavors where Merlot really shows its versatility; rich and plush but with the definite bite of bright acidity.
BTG $ 10.00 Retail $27.99
Terra Valentine Spring Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008
Spring Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship wine of Terra Valentine spanning all parts of the two estate vineyards. A blend of Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet as well as Cabernet, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the Yverdon Vineyard and the Terra Valentine estate, the wine shows the character of all elevations and the four soil types which accents the trademark flavors of cocoa powder and black currant.
BTG $ 9.00 Retail $24.99