Best Wineries of Amy's Birth Year
Thu June 22 & Fri June 23
4:30 pm - 7:00pm
South Glendale Wine Bar
708 S. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205
“Hi, it’s me Amy! My birthday is this week, and it got me curious about the wines of my birth year. Sadly, it wasn’t the greatest year for wine. However, there were still some wineries that made exceptional wines that year. Those wineries are still around, and have made quite a name for themselves throughout the years. We’ll be pouring some great wines from a few of those places. Come on down to South Glendale to try some great California wines, and join in on my birthday festivities.”
2014 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay
Ripe peach, pear and cloves dominate the nose amidst a flurry of floral and honeysuckle notes. There’s a wonderful fullness and weight on the palate punctuated by ripe melon, green apple, and fresh citrus. The oak contribution remains subtle with a hint of vanilla and baking spice. The density of the wine is readily apparent as grilled pineapple, lychee, and a rich creaminess linger.
2014 Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys Red
Full garnet color. Fresh raspberry and blueberry fruits, clay mineral, exotic soak spice. Rich entry with bramble fruit, chewy tannins, creamy/sweat oak, and a moderately long finish.
2011 Burgess Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Complex aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, cherry, vanilla, spice. This rich, mountain wine shows true Cabernet flavor, densely packed, and with a full body.
2014 B.R. Cohn Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
A bold, rich Cabernet with aromas of cassis, black cherry, mint, and violet combine with a bouquet of pungent oak, anise and warm vanilla. On the palate, lush cherry, caramel, and clove are wrapped in smooth tannins and a long juicy finish.
2012 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon
90 PTS – WINE ENTHUSIAST – “Woody, herbal and integrated in oak and tannin, this wine comes from grapes grown in both Sonoma Valley estate vineyards and sites in Alexander and Knights valleys. Red currant, graphite and clove flavors highlight its medium-bodied density.
2009 Eighty Four Petite Sirah
94 PTS – WINE SPECTATOR – “Firm, dense and extremely aromatic, with a huge mouthful of blueberry and huckleberry flavors wrapped around firm tannins and spice, cream soda, tobacco, white pepper, crushed rock and date notes. Delivers plenty of intensity and ample tannins. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases made.”