|March 20, 2012|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
For our next tasting we’ll be trying a white and red from Italy and France and beautiful red from Spain; all wines are great values and have earned fantastic scores from the critics. Cheers!
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
No charge for tastings
San Giorgio Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, 2010
Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears and apricots. Very inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste.
BTG $ 4.50 Retail $9.99
Domaine de Terres Dorres Beaujolais Blanc Chardonnay, 2010
A complex bouquet of lime, oregano & peach with hints of chalk dust, flowers & sea breeze set up luscious flavors of peach & lime. The finish is a fresh interchange of fruit and mineral, with a crispness uncommon to Chardonnay.
BTG $6.50 Retail $15.99
Domaine de Terres Dorres Beaujolais l’Ancien Vielles Vignes , 2010
Bright ruby. Raspberry and cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of celery seed and anise. Spicy and firm on entry, then sweeter and rounder in the middle palate, offering tangy red fruit flavors and a touch of bitter herbs. Refreshingly brisk on the finish, with the cherry and herbal notes repeating. 88+ pts Robert Parker
BTG $ 6.50 Retail $15.99
Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos del Bierzo, 2009
Produced from biodynamically farmed small hillside parcels of old vine Mencía grown in rocky slate soil around the village of Corrullón This polished red shows density and harmony with complex, well integrated flavors of mineral, wild berry, fresh herbs, and smoke.
91 pts Stepen Tanzer
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99
Montepelos A Quo IGT, 2010
30% Cabernet Sauvignon / 30% Montepulciano / 20% Sangiovese / 10% Marselan / 10% Alicante Bouschet
The 2010 A Quo is fresh, vibrant and beautifully perfumed in this vintage. Sweet red berries, rose petals and spices are some of the notes that flow from this juicy entry-level red.
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue#196 August 2011
BTG $ 9.25 Retail $23.99