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Antinori Tasting with Holly Beach of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates! WED 5/3 5-7PM
May 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Us for a special tasting led by Holly Beach of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates! She will be pouring a beautiful selection of wine from the esteemed Antinori Estates in Tuscany, Italy.
Holly Beach of Ste Michelle Wine Estates was born in Tennessee and raised in San Diego, California. She has been selling and teaching about fine wine for over a decade. She is a featured speaker at wine and food festivals throughout the country, and has worked over the past decade in a variety of capacities in the wine trade, including Le Cordon Bleu and Emory University. She achieved the Certified Sommelier certification in 1999 and graduating The Society of Wine Educators in 2008.
She worked as the youngest female local wine director at Viansa Winery at 23 years old which allowed her to frequently travel to improve her knowledge of the latest vintages, and to provide various information regarding winemaking and tasting.
Holly also is on the advisory board of the Atlanta Food Bank, and a longtime member of Les Dames d’Escoffier groups that support women, children, and families in need of food or education. Wine has brought an unexpected richness to Holly’s life and she enjoys sharing this richness with others.
Wednesday May 3rd 5-7 PM
Sherlock’s Wine Merchant – Buckhead
3401 Northside Pkwy. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
~Antinori Wines to be Tasted~
2014 Antinori Tignanello $99.99*
(94 Points/James Suckling)
Really pretty aromas of currants and roses follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish.
2012 Antinori Brunello di Montalcino “Pian delle Vigne” $79.99*
(94 Points/Wine Spectator)
The wine is ruby red in color. The nose shows fruity and floral notes together with spicy and balsamic sensation which add freshness and complexity. The palate and its supple and silky tannins are creamy in texture, the wine round and enveloping in character with an excellent and pleasurable length and persistence.
2011 Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva $39.99*
(92 Points/Antonio Galloni)
Rose petals, mint, spices and sweet red berries meld together from the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori. This is the first vintage in which the Marchese Antinori comes exclusively from the Antinori family’s Tignanello estate. All of the signatures of these high altitude vineyards are in place, but softened a bit by the warm, precocious vintage. Hints of tobacco and cedar linger on the floral, silky finish. What a pretty wine this is. The Riserva Marchese Antinori is often marketed as a mini-Tignanello.
2014 Antinori ‘Il Bruciato’ Toscana $29.99*
(90 Points/Wilfred Wong)
A rich and pleasurable wine on the nose with notes of sweet spices, toasted coffee, and ripe red berry fruit. The wine is elegant and balanced on the palate with good length and a fruity finish.