Wine Tasting 12/11/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on December 6, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday December 11th 2018.
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Authentic Brut
Champagne, France
One of Champagne’s hidden treasures, Canard-Duchêne produces a lively style that is fresh and yet satisfying. I have tasted these wines over the last decade and they are very consistent. Medium straw, light yellow in color, steady beads; a triumphant aroma of fresh apples, light yeast and brisk mineral; medium bodied, bright and sassy on the palate; dry, very good acidity, well balanced; bright, tart apple flavors; lively aftertaste. 91 Pts Wilford Wong
Retail $38.99

2017 Comte Jean Marechal Sancerre
Loire Valley , France
This is a quintessential expression of sauvignon blanc from Sancerre. The nose is highly perfumed and intense, with classic notes of cut grass, limes and the tell-tell hint of flint. The palate is more restrained than the nose would initially indicate – and all the better for that – with a lovely fresh, balanced and clean character. The flavors are citrus fruits wrapped around a very precise and elegant structure. A long finish completes this very good wine.
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2017 Casa Del Bosque Carmenere Reserva
Casablanca, Chile
Carménère, originally from Bordeaux is now being cultivated in significant quantities in Chile. Characterized by the presence of spicy notes, Carménère is the last of all our red grapes to ripen. It is aged for 10 months in French oak barrels before release.
Deep red with a garnet hue. Aromas reminiscent of black cherries, plums and dry leaves are complemented with notes of chocolate and spice from the French oak barrels the wine was aged in. This Carmenère is soft and plump, with supple tannins and good length.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2015 Jamieson Ranch Double Lariat Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
Enticing aromas jump out of the glass with this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of black currant, anise, and cedar intrigue the senses. Flavors of cassis, blackberry, and black cherry delight the palate leading to supple tannins that carry through a lengthy finish. The Double Lariat Cabernet is highly elegant yet accessible for any occasion and any connoisseur. 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 1% other red varietals. 90 Pts James Suckling
BTG $12.75 Retail 34.99

2015 Juan Gil Blue Label
Julmila, Spain
Made mostly with very old Monastrell vineyards grapes from old vines grown at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level with very low yields as with the vines of Cabernet-Sauvingon & Syrah to obtain a very concentrated and complex wine and very elegant at the same time after spending 18 months into a careful selection of best French and American oak. Purple/black in colour, it proffers a nose of pain grille, graphite, earth notes, spice box, black fruits, and a hint of balsamic. It opens in the grlass to reveal excellent density, savory flavors, plenty of spice, and a lengthy, pure finis. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting December 4th

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 29, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday December 4th 2018.
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Syltbar Il Concerto Prosecco
Prosecco, Italy
Pop open a bottle of Syltbar Prosecco for a taste of the trendy beach lifestyle of the island, Sylt. Tantalizing bubbles with a refreshing finish, one sip and you’ll be transported to memories of sandy beaches, light sea spray, and rolling waves. This Prosecco unfolds flavors of pear, golden apple, white peach, and lemon. Delightful bubbles, well-balanced, clean, clear, crisp and refreshing.Vegan and vegetarian friendly, no sugar added, no sulfites added. 91 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

2016 Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
The dramatic climate of the Highlands – located within Monterey County – allows them to create dramatic wines. Morning fog, bright sunshine and gusting winds enable longer “hang time” for the grapes, resulting in wines of intense, complex character.A sunny yellow hue, the 2016 vintage opens with the vibrant scents of lemon blossom and honeysuckle, infused by the warmth of vanilla. The whiff of a sea breeze can be detected on the nose, adding a bright freshness. Rich and lush, the palate features flavors of ripe peach and lemon meringue pie. Lively acidity balances this wine’s creamy roundness. Notes of toasted bread combine with a final kick of acidity to create an evocative, harmonious and refreshing finish.
90 Pts Wilford Wong, 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2017 Siduri Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara, California
The 2017 vintage provided a wonderful opportunity to create a Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir, which is sourced from vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Velley. It showcases the vibrancy and depth of flavor so synonymous with the region while mirroring the charm and romance that are always found in the area. Beautiful, elegant, and crisp. This wine is smooth, elegant, and pure. Its aromas and flavors of wild strawberries and subtle earth. 90 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

Red Schooner Voyage #6
Mendoza, Argentina & Napa Valley California
This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as our Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it traveled (Voyage 6 is the 2015 vintage).A dark reddish purple, Voyage 6 opens with lush earthiness on the nose, as scents of ripe plums mix with Medjool dates, wildflowers, sueded leather and a fresh leafiness. Flavors of this wine follow its aromas, featuring ripe red plums, chocolate graham crackers, brown spice and soft leather. Tannins are smooth and cool, providing an unusual softness. A wisp of smokiness on the finish creates an alluring entreaty to return for another sip.
BTG $15.00 Retail 39.99

2013 Blackbird Arise
Napa Valley, California
55% Merlot; 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc.
Similar to the Right Bank region of Bordeaux, the Oak Knoll District is akin in its soil composition, microclimate, and rural qualities. The affinity for Merlot (and other Bordeaux varietals) is reflected in each wonderfully aromatic, rich, and polished vintage. This wine exudes aromas of black currant, iris, and nutmeg. With flavors of licorice, cherry and fig, this wine has a richly layered mid palate with soft texture, good density and a long, lingering finish. 91 Pts James Suckling, 91 Pts wine Enthusiast
Retail $45.99

Wine Tasting 11/27/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 21, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 27th 2018.
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Matanza Creek Sauvignon Blanc
Sonoma, California
Captivating aromas of pink grapefruit, honeydew melon, kiwi, Asian pear, white nectarines and fresh pineapple. Juicy, with great density, this wine offers a good balance between acidity, density and residual sugar with a crisp, lasting finish. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2016 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay
Sonoma, California
Pale lemon yellow, with aromas of ripe lemon, yellow apple, pineapple, and toasted oak. Balanced and layered on the entry with ripe lemon, green apple and grilled ripe pineapple with attractive smoky oak and vanilla barrel notes. The crisp mid-palate shows savory chamomile flower and a pleasant mineral texture with sustained fruit that continues through the clean, textured finish.
91 Pts Wine Spectator #78 2018 Top 100 Wines
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2017 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir
Central Coast, California
The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. It is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, velvety tannins and a hint of toffee carrying through its long finish.
BTG $15.00 Retail $39.99

2016 Dry Creek Heritage Vines Zinfandel
Sonoma County, California
Delicious and beautifully balanced. This vintage presents enticing aromatics of raspberries, cherry and a hint of toast and black pepper. On the palate, brambly flavors of ripe boysenberry and spicy dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by notes of berry syrup and mocha. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidy paired with excellent structure. 90 Pts Wine Spectator, 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.00 Retail 18.99

2016 Quilt Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
Deep, dark ruby in color with a hint of brick red around the edges.Striking aromas of dark chocolate, blackberry jam, toasted oak and hazelnut with hints of red berry fruit, baking spices and vanilla.Broad and mouth-filling with a satisfying mix of flavors ranging from rich molasses, stewed rhubarb, tobacco and nutmeg that integrate into a long satisfying finish complemented by balanced acidity, and smooth, velvety tannins.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG 12.00 Retail $32.99

Wine Tasting 11/20/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 15, 2018 No Comments yet

With Thanksgiving in mind

Tuesday November 20th 2018.
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Dibon Brut Cava
Penedes, Spain
Light gold with plenty of bubbles, this wine has aromas of apples and pears with pleasant floral notes. Crisp and light-bodied on the palate, stone fruit flavors are accompanied by a mild minerality and balanced acidity. A delicious sparkler for a great price.
88 Pts Wine Enthusiast Best Buy
BTG $6.50 Retail $11.99

2015 La Follette North Coast Chardonnay
North Coast, California
Unbridled aromatics of ripe nectarine, vanilla and grilled bread provide an enticing greeting. Mouthwatering acidity on entry softens to pear compote and a touch of creaminess on the palate. The finish extends with citrus notes. Elegant and energetic, the La Follette North Coast Chardonnay is a harmonious blend of exceptional vineyards and judicious winemaking, and decidedly ‘coastal’ in character and personality. 89 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2016 Lola Pinot Noir
North Coast, California
A blend of unique vineyards from Mendocino, Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast.
2016 was a great vintage in the North Coast and the wine reflects that balance seen in nature itself throughout the year.
The wine is made in the same style as always, preserving the dark berry fruit, cola and redwood forest aromas of Northern California grown Pinot Noir while maintaining bright acidity, lower alcohol and a soft, supple, delicate tannin structure.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 St Cosme Deux Albion
Rhone Valley, France
Les Deux Albions is one of the outstanding wines of Louis Barruol’s collection and highlights the exceptional value that can still be found in the Côtes-du-Rhône category. The wine combines depth, structure, and finesse with aromas and flavors of roasted game, mesquite, and olive, crushed plum, and black currants.
92 Pts James Suckling, 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.25 Retail 25.99

2016 Acre Zinfandel
Napa Valley, California
Three words come to mind immediately on tasting the 2016 ACRE Zinfandel: bold, dark, rich. The color is deep garnet, especially dark for a 100% Zinfandel. The aroma is plush, full of black fruits, black cherry, blackberry and higher-toned raspberry along with spicy notes of cedar, sage and licorice. These flavors continue in the mouth with a generous and supple expression. Noteworthy is the exceptional structure and fine tannins which give the wine a long journey across the palate leading to a satisfying finish. This is a serious Zinfandel that would make an ideal and versatile dinner companion.
BTG 11.25 Retail $29.99

Wine Tasting 11/13/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 8, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 13th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Heidsieck Monoplole Brut
Reims Champagne, France
Light yellow color, with green highlights. The nose is strong and generous, slightly woody and spicy, characterized by an aromatic richness blending toasty and buttery aromas. It has an unreserved palate, full, fruity and well-structured taste.
Retail $31.99

2017 Bertani Velante Pinot Grigio
Verona, Italy
A golden yellow colour. An aroma of Golden Delicious apples, ripe pear and peach. It is a Pinot Grigio with good density and good balance between acidity and plushness.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 La Braccesca Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano
Tuscany, Italy
An intense ruby red in color, the wine offers fruity aromas with violet and vanilla notes. On the palate, the wine is ripe, supple and balanced with tannins supported by a vein of acidity that brings out flavors of blackberry and cherry. The wine is persistent and mineral on the finish and aftertaste. 92 Pts Wine Spectator, 91 Pts James Suckling, 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2016 Guado Tasso “Bruciato”
Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
Offers an intense ruby red color. On the nose, the aromas of ripe red berry fruit, sweet spices, and a light and fresh minty note are the most prominent sensations. The palate is well structured, persistent, and very pleasurable in its fruity finish and aftertaste.
94 Pts James Suckling, 93 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.00 Retail 24.99

2014 Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo
Pulia, Italy
Exhibits an intense ruby red color. The nose is rich and ripe with notes of plum, raspberry, licorice and vanilla. Elegant in style, the wine is full-bodied and supple with generous fruit and spice and vibrant acidity.
91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 11/6/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 1, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 6th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV J Vineyard Brut Cuvee
Sonoma, California
Opens with a pop of tart pineapple and orange blossom on the wonderfully aromatic nose. The palate is lively and rich with layered notes of Asian pear and honeysuckle, overlaying hints of fresh mandarin peel and marzipan before a zesty, focused finish..
91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $10.75 Retail $25.99

2017 Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Monterey, Central Coast, California
This rich Chardonnay exhibits a classic profile of tropical fruit and Bosc pear alongside warm oak aromatics. The luscious palate suggests crème brulée and buttered toast, and finishes with fresh acidity. 90 Pts The Tasting Panel
BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99

2015 Hedges CMS Red Blend
Columbia Valley, Washington
65% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah
Dark, deep ruby color. Aromas of fresh plum, raspberry, cocoa powder, cinnamon and cloves and a touch of dried herbs and smoke. Bursting with bright berry flavors, vanilla cream, cocoa and cinnamon. The mid-palate and finish are lush and full but with just the right balance of tartness and astringency. A great food wine, but also very pleasing to sip on while pondering life.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet
Sonoma County, California
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petite Verdot
This Cabernet is built each vintage on the notion of a Bordeaux blend, with soft and silky tannins crafted for immediate enjoyment. Aromas and flavors of dark red fruit led by raspberry, black cherry and evident oak spice are joined with more traditional Knights Valley tones of black and blue fruits. A touch of licorice and mocha round out a lingering, pleasant finish.
93 Pts James Suckling, 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.00 Retail 24.99

2016 Exitus Bourbon Barrel Red
Fresno County, California,
This bourbon barrel aged red wine is fermented in American stainless steel and then aged for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This bold blend of Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon provide a deep ruby color with aromas of blackberry compote, leather and dusty dark chocolate. Bourbon barrel aging offers aromas of fire-toasted oak, baking spices, caramel and loose-leaf tobacco. On the shelf, you may notice that Exitus doesn’t look like your typical bottle of red wine. That’s because it doesn’t hide behind tinted glass. Why should you have to wait until your first pour to experience the rich crimson hue of our bourbon barrel aged blend? Instead of traditional shaded bottles that mask the color of the wine inside. Exitus bucks tradition with a clear glass bottle that showcases what matters most.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 10/23/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 18, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 23rd 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Lucien Albrecht Cremant Brut
Alsace, France
Lifted notes of ripe, juicy apple are foremost on the nose. They also shine on the palate, where they are countered by a fine, gentle and creamy mousse and lovely freshness. This is beautifully composed, understated, fresh and elegant. The dry finish shines with lemon and echoes long. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast 90 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

2017 Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough. New Zealand
Tangy peach, mango and green apple flavors are intense and focused, with accents of lemongrass and fresh ginger. Harmonious on the long finish.. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99

2015 Roth Pinot Noir
Sonoma, California
Displays bright fruit-forward aromas of black cherry and currant on the nose. Rich and full on the palate, its expressions of raspberry, Bing cherry and clove spices are balanced by sweet oak and lush tannins. Bold and complex in character, this Pinot Noir is indeed a direct expression of its Sonoma Coast origins.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2016 Odfjell Armador Cabernet
Maipo Valley, Chile
A ruby color with hints of violets. Red fruit such as stawberries and plums, as well as its well known aromas of liquorice, anis and a touch of vanilla, chocolat and champignon aromas. Perfectly balanced with ripe, fresh tannins and a long refreshing finish.
92 Pts James Suckling
BTG $6.75 Retail 12.99

2014 Kuleto Native Son
Napa Valley, California
35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, 15% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese
The 2014 Native Son smells like the heat of summer with its sun-baked berry, toasted nut, and blackened wood aromas. It is so evocative of these warm eastern hills of the Napa Valley in summer.The mouth is super-smooth, thick and incredibly deep. A perfect summer grilling wine. A perfect winter roasting wine. A delicious wine all the way around.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 10/16/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 11, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 16th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Drappier Carte D’Or Brut
Champagne, France
75% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 10% Meunier The Carte d’Or cuvée is the very expression of the Drappier style. With its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noirs. Champagne with a fine aromatic richness, it opens with aromas of stoned fruits such as white vineyard peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
Retail $44.99

2014 Vins Auvique Saint Veran Moulin du Pont
Burgundy, France
Stylistically and geographically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, this full-bodied Chardonnay exhibits a golden hue, greenish reflection and refreshing mouthfeel. Granny smith apples, honey and citrus fruit aromas combine with subtle notes of musk and herbs. A pleasant minerality supports the powerfully-structured, bright palate, showcasing precise fruit with nuances of toast. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2015 Lafage “Tessellae” Old Vines GSM
Côtes du Roussillon, France
An incredible value which is 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from 70-year-old vines and brought up all in concrete tank. A ripe, expansive, full-bodied and undeniably sexy red that has beautiful notes of kirsch liqueur, blueberries, pepper and violets, it has ripe and present tannin, straight up fabulous purity and a great finish. This is another one of those wines where you just have to tell yourself you spent more than you actually did. The wine really is this good. 93 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2015 Zuccardi Q Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Deep purple color, with bluish hues. Intense red and black fruits aromas, such as blackberries and blueberry jelly. French oak aging provides tobacco and chocolate hints. Soft and silky entry. Great structure. Long finish.
94pts James Suckling, 91 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail 17.99

2016 Ancient Peaks ” Renegade”
Paso Robles, California
32% Syrah, 25% Zinfandel, 20% Malbec, 19% Petit Verdot, 4% Petite Sirah
Presents heady aromas of plum, cherry, violets, vanilla bean and savory leather with a suggestion of baking spice. Juicy flavors of red and black fruits co-mingle seamlessly across a rich, expansive palate, revealing hints of wildberry jam, sage and cedar. Lively yet integrated acidity lends elegance to this otherwise powerful wine, carrying notes of black pepper into a long, balanced finish..
91 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 10/9/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 4, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 9th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Francois Lurton Les Fumees Blanch
This is a very clean, fresh and zesty wine – full of classic Sauvignon character.
Although Francois Lurton is a famous producer based in Bordeaux, this lovely white wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in various locations all over France. It has a very aromatic and intense nose, with lots of citrus fruits including grapefruit, floral notes and a touch of smoke. This is a very clean, fresh and zesty wine, with a herbaceous character accompanying the citrus fruit notes on the palate.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2016 Lafond Chardonnay
Santa Rita Hills, California
Lemon peels, sea salt, hazelnut and honeysuckle aromas play up the more voluptuous side of Chardonnay, and hint at marshmallow without going so far. The palate is surprisingly zippy with acid and Meyer lemon zest, but also shows richer hints of browned butter and toasted almond toward the finish. It’s a crowd-pleaser for many tastes. 92 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2017 Gran Passione Rosso
Veneto, Italy
60% Merlot, 40% Corvina
Gran Passione has an intense purple color. It is full-bodied and rich with dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry balanced by a solid structure due to the elevated alcohol, acidity, and soft tannins.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2017 Vina Cobos “Felino” Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Violet red with black tones. An attractive nose with aromas of fresh black fruits and prunes. The palate displays good concentration, balance and sweet yet supple tannins. 93pts James Suckling
BTG $8.00 Retail 18.99

2014 Martin Ray Reserve Napa Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
The diverse sources of this Cabernet Sauvignon exemplify the Napa Valley terroir. The strong, traditional bouquet layers notes of ripe black cherry, dark cassis, aromatic violets, and savory curry spices rooted by earthy undertones. With clean fruit throughout the palate, this medium-bodied wine has well-structured tannins balanced by a nuance of toffee and caramel oak influence.
92 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $10.25 Retail $25.99

Wine Tasting 10/2/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on September 27, 2018 No Comments yet


DJ Night with Salsa Friday
No Charge for this event.

Tuesday October 2nd 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Babich Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Aromas of gooseberry with lifted lantana and a hint of grapefruit. Mineral and herbal notes, white musk. The palate is an explosion of sweet black currant followed up with lemon and spice. Medium weight and textural – good flesh with a zesty finish.
89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Laboure- Roi Pouilly Fuisse
Burgundy , France
Nice pale golden color with emerald highlights The nose, quite distinctive, reveals a delicate fruit aroma white fruits (peach) and green apples, with a hint of mint The mouth is harmonious, well balanced, the flavors are both mineral and fruity. A wine with very nice typicity, refined, elegant, and full of charm.
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2015 Albert Bichot “Secret de Famille” Bourgogne Rouge
Burgundy, France
A relatively fresh and bright nose is composed by notes of red berries and earth with a back ground hint of wood. There is fine detail and vibrancy to the attractively textured middle weight flavors that possess fine concentration for the appellation, all wrapped in a lingering finale. This could be drunk young or aged for a few years first.
Recommended. *Outstanding Top Value* Allen Meadows – Burghound
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2017 Atalaya “Laya”
Almanza, Spain
70% Garnacha Tintorera and 30% Monastrell
Atalaya winery is a project of Gil Family Estates
A spicy red with blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry character. Some pepper notes, too. Full body and soft and juicy tannins that follow through to a long, fresh and fruity finish. 90pts James Suckling
BTG $6.00 Retail 10.99

2013 CarpinetoChianti Classico Reserva
Tuscany, Italy
Intense ruby red in color, this wine offers and elegant and full bouquet, with harmonious and persistent notes of vanilla and raspberry. On the palate, it is velvety, generous and warm. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.25 Retail $25.99

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