|April 24, 2012|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Our next Tasting will take us to the Southern Hemisphere, Australia, South Africa and Argentina with one stop in Paso Robles. Cheers!
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
No charge for tastings
St. Hallett Poacher’s Blend, 2008
Hailing from the famed Barossa Valley, St Hallett’s Poacher’s Blend is a combination of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes with a varying degree of Riesling added to each vintage; Light, refreshing, fruity and dry; There is definitely citrus in there, but I also detected pineapple, passion fruit and melon. With this much fruit, it’s a wonder that it can maintain its crisp, dry finish.
BTG 5.00 Retail $10.99
Muldersbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, 2011
Widely recognized as one of South Africa’s finest producers, Mulderbosch has attained great critical and commercial success, crafting an award-winning range of wines that consistently earn top ratings and Wine Spectator “Smart Buy” and “Outstanding Value” accolades The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé has a sexy pink color with a pretty orange tint. The nose is intensely aromatic with tangerine peel, raspberry and wild strawberries. The palate has a crystal purity with lovely weight and notes of grapefruit on the long finish.
BTG $5.50 Retail $12.99
Daou Vineyards The Pessimist Cabernet Sauvignon , 2009
100 % Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles
A juicy, lip-smacking red. The refined aromas of cherry spice, plum and black pepper compliment the bold structure and supple tannins. With a hint of vanilla in the balanced finish.
BTG $ 5.50 Retail $12.99
Alma Negra Bonarda, 2009
Alma Negra (translating to ‘dark soul’) is a blend of Bonarda (60 % and Malbec 40%) , Grapes for Alma Negra are sourced from vineyards owned by Ernesto Catena. On the palate Alma Negra highlights rich dark fruit. The wine is tightly wound around a core of ripe and dense tannin. It is a full bodied blend that exhibits great length and gives way to a showy finish.
90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue December, 2011
BTG $7.75 Retail $19.99
Michel Torino Don David Finca La Urquiza#8 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
With over 1500 acres of vineyards standing at the extreme elevations of 5500-6600 feet above sea level, Michel Torino is the most important winery in Argentina’s Cafayate Valley set in the rugged high-dessert terrain of the country’s northwest. Don David Finca La Urquiza #8 is part of a three wine series dedicated to highlighting the best parcels within the Michel Torino estate. This is an extremely concentrated, yet focused Cabernet Sauvignon dominated by ripe dark fruit, black pepper, cassis and vanilla.
88 Points Wine Spectator issue October 31, 2011
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $24.99