|July 10, 2012|
|6:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Please join us for a fun tasting of wines we’ve tried recently and liked a lot!
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
No charge for tastings
La Valentina D’ Abruzzo 2011 TYPE: ROSE’ | REGION: Abruzzo | VARIETY: Montepulciano
This is an unusual Cerasuolo with a heady alcoholic note on a background of cherries with hints of anise seed and almonds. The delicious fruit is well supported by the slender, stylish tannic structure, and balanced by the acidity in the finish which is typical of this grape variety. A wine to be drunk throughout the meal.
BTG$5.50 Retail $12.99
Ramspeck Pinot Grigio 2010 Lake County California
Golden honey in color, the Ramspeck Sassolini is lush with lemon flavor and high acidity that lingers on the palate, crisp and tart. Sourced from Lake County fruit, a fine place for crisp whites, this wine is balanced in alcohol and richness too.
BTG $5.50 Retail $12.99
Verget Macon Village Chardonnay 2010 Burgundy, France
Aromas of pear, apple, honeysuckle, and vanilla lead to a surprisingly creamy and expansive yet generously juicy palate, and a highly satisfying finish featuring subtly bitter notes of citrus peel and vanilla.
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99
Gordon Brothers Merlot, 2007 Columbia Valley Washington
A saturated purple color. The nose exhibits aromas of spice box, cedar, cassis, and black currant leading to a ripe, savory, full-flavored Merlot that lacks only complexity. 89 pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99
Casey Flat Ranch Open Range Red 2008 Napa, California
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Syrah, 5% Merlot and 3% Cabernet franc
Black cherry and mint jump from the glass, followed by nutmeg and anise. This wine has a chewy core with lively underlying acidity.
BTG $7.75 Retail $19.99