|December 20, 2011|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
No charge for tastings
Bortolotti Prosecco Brut, NV
Prosecco, 85 -90%, Chardonnay – 10-15%
It’s a clear, light straw-color wine with a greenish hue and a persistent stream of bubbles. Its aromas are light and fresh, fresh apples and citrus. On the palate it’s crisp and dry, gently tart lime and green-apple flavors with a refreshing note of prickly carbonation, trailing off to a clean, dry citric snap in the finish.
BTG $ 7.50 Retail $18.99
Gramona Gessami, 2010
50% Muscat d’Alexandria, 20% Muscat Frontignan, 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Gewurztraminer
Gramona Gessami is a beautifully aromatic white wine gem from the Penedes region of northeast Spain; is bright straw-yellow in color with a wonderfully aromatic nose of apricots, pears, citrus, jasmine and mineral notes. Light-medium in body with bright acidity, the wine offers clean flavors of pears, peaches, and spice, with no oak. It is well balanced to enjoy in its youth. The wine is long and smooth on the finish, with lingering floral notes.
BTG $ 7.75 Retail $19.99
Mas Oller Pur, 2010
The deep purple-colored 2010 Mas Oller Pur is made up of 50% Syrah, 30% Garnacha, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 3 months in French oak. Notes of game, Asian spices, lavender, and black fruits compose the nose of this savory, full-flavored, bargain-priced offering.
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue #195 May, 2011
BTG $ 8.50 Retail $21.99
Bacio Divino Pazzo Call me Crazy, 2007
80% Sangiovese, 7% Syrah, 2% Petite Sirah, 8% Merlot, 3% Viognier
The bistro-styled red is the 2007 Pazzo is a blend of Sangiovese and a few other grapes, the 2007 exhibits lots of roasted herb, pepper, spice, red and black fruit notes, a soft underbelly, and luscious density as well as purity.
BTG $ 12.00 Retail $29.99
Trentadue La Storia Petite Sirah, 2009
This, the 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Petite Sirah from Trentadue Winery is a big, bold, delicious wine that is long on character, flavor and aromatics. This inky Petite couples plenty of dark fruit, with earthy components to deliver are well-rounded wine that shows great balance. Drinking nicely now, this wine will continue to develop for the next several years.
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $25.99