|April 26, 2011|
|12:00 am||to||9:00 pm|
We have a few seats left for our Pacific Northwest class on Saturday 30th; 3-5 pm
If your thinking of attending please RSVP now! $30.00 per person
This Tuesday we’ll taste two great wines from Spain, two from the Alexander Valley and one from Australia.
Situated in between the cities of Tarragona and Barcelona Giró Ribot winery is in the heart of Penedes Spain with unique soil and topography that produces some of the most exciting sparkling in the world.
Like the Alexander Valley, Farrier wines are full of character. Mindful of their regional roots, these releases pay respect to traditional blends while simultaneously pursuing something completely different and unique.
From the start, the aim of Telmo Rodriguez wine company has been to use native Spanish varieties. This philosophy originally differed from the on-going interest in the planting of foreign varieties, pretty much in every Spanish vineyard region.
Yangarra is an aboriginal word meaning “from the earth.” The wines are grown on a single-vineyard Estate in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, with 250 acres of vines in 35 individual blocks spread amongst 420 acres of creeks, native vegetation and nature corridors.
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 26th, 2011
No charge for tastings
Giró Ribot Paul Cheanau Cava, NV
Light golden color with med sized bubbles. Creamy citrus nose with yeast and light apple notes. Good acidity and a full mouth feel that is round and well polished. Citrus, yeasty bread, some green apple and more, the finish is surprisingly long.
BTG $6.25 Retail $15.99
Farrier Hay Hook, 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion
Hay Hook pushes the envelope. Elderflower. Quince. Passion fruit. Lemon verbena. Look for purity and a precise, savory quality on the mid-palate and through the finish.
BTG $7.25 Retail $18.99
Telmo Rodriguez AlMouvedre, 2008
The 2008 A1 Muvedre Tinto Joven…sports an alluring bouquet of brier, wild cherry, spice box, incense, and plum. Smooth textured, spicy, and well balanced, it is an outstanding value in savory red wine.
BTG $ 6.25 Retail $15.99
Farrier Presshouse, 2007 Bordeaux blend
A decidedly Alexander Valley personality. The nose immediately captures your attention: pencil shavings, sandalwood, dried orange rind and black currant over lush, ripe blueberry. The palate is deep and firm, with savory characters that invites Bordelaise comparison.
BTG $ 11.00 Retail $29.99
Yangarra Cadenzia, 2006
68% Grenache, 27% Shiraz, 5% Mourvédre
The 2006 pedigree shines through with its dark color, intense perfume and elegance. The nose is a mix of beetroot, cherries and crème caramel. The flavors are rich and lush with black fruits and silky tannins. With airing the wine reveals characteristic flavors of boot polish, dark chocolate, flint, dried roses and lavender.
BTG $7.25 Retail $18.99