|March 6, 2012|
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We’ll start our next tasting with two excellent whites, a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley and a Chardonnay from Sonoma followed by three reds with impresive reviews all (90+ points) a Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina; a Super Tuscan and a succulent Priorat blend. Don’t miss it!
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
No charge for tastings
Maison de la Colline “La Craie” Sancerre, 2010
The soils and climate of Sancerre are some of the best for producing crisp, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with impressive notes of minerals (especially chalk). This white has superbly polished aromatics with a ton of character. It also sports crisp, clean power that sneaks up on the back end and leaves with fantastic length and structure.
BTG $ 8.50 Retail $21.99
Healdsburg Ranches Chardonnay, 2010
This unoaked Chardonnay has a fragrant floral nose. Aged in stainless steel, the wine is effervescent and fresh-tasting, a lot of grapefruit and stone fruit flavor and slight sweetness with a mineral chaser on the finish.
BTG $5.50 Retail $12.99
Lamadrid Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
“Fragrant aromas of Asian spices, incense, cassis, tobacco, and violets inform the nose of a layered, spicy, nicely balanced wine with a forward personality.”
90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue #191 October, 2010
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $13.99
Tolani Valdisanti, 2007
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc, 16 months in French oak
This 2007 has heady scents of dark fruit, licorice, leather and smoke. Balsamic notes develop in the glass, adding further layers of complexity and depth. This finishes with a joyful exuberance that is impossible not to admire.
93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue #196 August, 2011
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $32.99
Black Slate Priorat, 2009
46% Garnacha, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot and Syrah aged for 12 months in French and American oak.
It displays more minerality along with slightly reticent aromas of cedar, black cherry, and black currant. On the palate it displays some potential but is currently playing it close to the vest. It seems to have the right stuff and will continue developing.
90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate issue #194 May, 2011
BTG $ 9.50 Retail $24.99