HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
No charge for tastings
Whitherhills Sauvignon Blanc, 2011
100 % Sauvignon Blanc from Wairau Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand.
Grassy and herbal with quivering lime vibrancy. Pure, fresh, no oak with flavors of lemon, lime and apricot a touch of green tea, a refreshing acidity and lemongrass notes on the finish.
BTG$5.25 Retail $12.99
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay, 2009
Completely accessed from Sonoma fruit , the 2009 Overlook Chardonnay exhibits a light green/gold color as well as notes of nectarines, white peaches and hints of honey as well as tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied, pure and fresh with the wood pushed to the background of this dry classy white.
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 193 February, 2011
BTG $8.50 Retail $22.99
Brassfield Pinot Noir, 2010
Bright aromatics of black cherry cola lead to ripe pomegranate and a rich, creamy sensation on the palate. True to what a quintessential Pinot Noir should taste like, the wine’s ripe, bright character contributes to a long, rewarding finish. The wine was bottled unfiltered to preserve its freshness and naturally delicious character. Winemaker David Ramey summarizes, “the 2010 is riper and brighter than its predecessor and a dead-ringer for an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir at twice the price!”
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99
Sbragia Family Vineyards Home Ranch Merlot, 2009
96% Merlot, 4 % Cabernet Franc
“The Home Ranch Merlot is made the way my Dad taught me – keep the barrels clean and topped, and the wine will take care of itself. The 2009 Home Ranch Merlot is brimming with red and black fruit flavors of rhubarb, black plum and dusty cocoa. A hint of pink pepper provides spice to accompany a juicy fruit core. ” ._ Adam Sbragia & Ed Sbragia
91 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellars May, 2012
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99
Daou Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010
The 2010 Daou Cabernet is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 3% Petite Sirah. Aged for ten months in 50% new French oak, it exhibits ripe currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas and flavors, with floral and baking spice highlights. It is full and round on the palate, with a dense core of fruit, balanced acidity, well-integrated oak, and polished, neatly-defined tannins. A hint of minerals and dusting of cocoa powder lingers on the finish.
BTG $11.50 Retail $31.99