|November 22, 2011|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
No charge for tastings
Champalou Vouvray Brut, NV
The nose here is quite perfumed, lightly stony, with a very gentle character quite typical of the domaine. A nice palate, quite full in the mouth, with lots of foaming mousse. A good clean style, with a powerful acid backbone.
89 Points Wine Spectator issue November 30, 2011
BTG $ 9.00 Retail $25.99
Petros Honas Phellonoe Dry Muscat, 2010
100% Dry Muscat from the island of Limnos in the Aegean Sea.
Light and citrusy with very intense floral aromatics and a zippy finish.
BTG $ 5.75 Retail $13.99
Finca Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero, 2009
Opaque purple in color, it offers up a brooding bouquet of earthy minerality, Asian spices, incense, and assorted black fruits. Velvety textured, sweetly-fruited, layered, relatively forward, and lengthy.
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue#195 June,2011
BTG $ 8.50 Retail $21.99
Renzo Massi Chianti Riserva, 2008
95% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino
Intense ruby red color. The wine is extremely perfumed and aromatic with berry, raspberry and floral aromas. On the palate it is smooth and balanced, with medium body and a silky texture.
90 Points Wine Spectator issue October 31, 2011 Smart Buy
BTG $ 6.25 Retail $15.99
Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition, 2009
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition reveals deep kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with raspberries, smoked herbs, roasted meats and hoisin sauce. Complex, with great fruit, a voluptuous mouth feel, low acidity and sweet tannin.
94 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue#197 October, 2011