The first Tasting in April will feature wines with intense varietal character; Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, A rich, buttery Chardonnay and a Cabernets from California, Pinot Noir from the famous Sonoma Russian River Valley and a highly rated Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero in Spain!
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
No charge for tastings
Sileni Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc, 2011
100 % Sauvignon Blanc
The Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc has ripe tropical and gooseberry fruit flavors with a zingy finish and impeccable balance.
BTG $ 6.50 Retail $15.99
Butternut Chardonnay, 2010
The 2010 Butternut is a wine that lives up to its name. It has round, creamy notes, hints of hazelnut and a finish that doesn’t want to quit. Grapes from the regions of Carneros and Coombsville in Napa and Santa Lucia and Arroyo Seco in Monterey broaden the flavor profile of Butternut. The 2010 Butternut spent 14 months on 110 percent new French Oak.
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99
Moshin Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, 2008
Located in the heart of Pinot country, Moshin consistently produces top notch old world style wines. This 08 RRV has a beautiful nose of really rich red cherry, raspberry and strawberries with undertones of smoke and tobacco. It’s luscious and smooth with a finish that just lingers for minutes.
BTG $ 9.00 Retail $22.99
Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010
Dark garnet in color, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon blend presents aromas of fresh roasted hazelnuts, espresso, cherry liquor, and black currants. In the mouth, this Cabernet blend exudes deep blackberry notes with toffee, dark cherry, Dutch cocoa, tea leaf, and fig compote. On the finish, there are rich tannins, caramel oak notes, toasted coconut, and black raspberry with mouthwatering acidity.
BTG $5.00 Retail $11.99
Condado de Haza Selección Crianza, 2008
“Youthful purple. Primary, pungent aromas of black and blue fruits, vanilla, fresh flowers and licorice, with slow-mounting spiciness. Broad, palate-coating cassis and boysenberry flavors are framed and lifted by tangy acidity. Showing very well right now but has the depth to age.”
91 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellars September, 2011
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $24.99