|April 10, 2012|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
This Tuesday we visit Italy, Spain, Washington State, Argentina and Napa Valley
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
No charge for tastings
Adami Prosecco Garbèl 13, NV
Garbèl, which in ancient local dialect means a dry, crisp, pleasantly tart wine, is produced from the hilly vineyards in the Colli Trevigiani area. The ample nose releases crisp-edged, complex fruit notes, and the palate is full-flavored with a crisp acidity.
90 Points Wines & Spirits
BTG 7.25 Retail $17.99
Jorge Ordoñez Botani Moscatel, 2010
100% Moscatel (Muscat) from 70 years old vines
The Botani comes from the Málaga wine growing region of Spain, within the larger Andalucia region.
Green, grassy, floral and minerally on the nose. The wine shows multiple dimensions on the palate; green apple, orange, grapefruit with subtle white flowers and fresh squeezed lime acidity. A hint of anise and spice toward the medium finish.
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate# 195June 2011
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99
Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot, 2008
The Velvet Devil does pack some flavor. Think darker fruits like blackberries and or even chocolate-covered cherries. The bright-violet red is smooth (like velvet, you might say) on the palate and aromatic, giving off a clean, spicy scent with a hint of tobacco at the end. At 13.5 percent alcohol, there’s a little bit of heat to each sip, but it’s not overpowering.
BTG $ 5.75 Retail $13.99
Tikal Patriota, 2010
60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec
Aromas of bright berry/cherry fruit and electric-purple color. Like swallowing a whole bowl of mixed ripe berries at once. Big body yet very balanced, with luscious layers of raspberry, cherry, and cocoa flavors. Just a hint of baking spice at the end brings it all together.
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #198 December 2011
BTG $8.50 Retail $22.99
Cenay Blue Tooth Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
86% Cabernet, 14% Merlot
‘Blue Tooth’ vineyard is located within Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll, bordering Stags Leap District.
The 2009 is a deeply colored, rustic, muscular robust wine with an exotic richly scented bouquet of blackcurrants, cedar wood and chocolate.
BTG $ 10.50 Retail $27.99