L’Ermitage Wine Club presents Vibrant RIOJA! – L’Ermitage Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills

November 22, 2011 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

Often considered the best food wines on earth,
Riojas are based on the king of Spanish varietals, Tempranillo.
Medium-bodied with balanced acid and tannins,
these wines offer exceptional quality and value,
whether young "cosechas" fresh and fruity or elegant Gran Reservas.

Please join us for a TASTING of RIOJAS
with wine specialist Nina Sventitsky
6:30 – 8:30PM
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills CA 90210

$35 per person
…for a collection of glorious Riojas
plus cheeses, charcuterie and appetizers from Chef Joseph Elevado.

Cosme Palacio "1894" Blanco 2008
Rioja Alavesa
A blend of Viura and Malvasia, this wine is a gorgeous example of what aged Rioja Blanco
can be with white flowers, pear notes, vanilla and a bit of sweet spice.

Bodegas Corral Don Jacobo Rosado Rioja 2010
Rioja Alta
This 50/50 blend of Grenache andTempranillo is brilliant strawberry red in color with aromas of red raspberries, strawberries and soft floral notes leading to subtle flavors of raspberry…
fresh, silky, round and persistent.

Señorío de P.Peciña Joven Rioja 2009
Rioja Alta
A cooler climate, unoaked, Estate grown Tempranillo from the stellar 2009 vintage shows a spicy blue and purple fruited quality distinctive for a joven wine from Rioja.

Bodegas Lan Crianza 2006
Rioja Alta
90 points and one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100, generous yet delicate, this Tempranillo is really good with a fruity, straight ahead nose of dark cherries with minimal oak influence leading to a bright palate of berry flavors and a velvety, mouth filling texture.

Vina Santurnia Reserva 2005
Rioja Alta & Alavesa
90 points Stephen Tanzer’s international Wine Cellar and 90 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, this Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano, Garnacha blend has sexy, oak-spiced red berry and cherry aromas complemented by sassafras and smoked meat.

Bodegas Corral Don Jacobo Gran Reserva Rioja 1995
Rioja Alta
A fantastic gran reserva from a great vintage! this blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha opens with toasty, sweet dark cherry, blackberry and hints of red fruits on the nose leading to a plump, spicy palate, full of delicious fruit and bolstered by a mineral core, with a dash of coconut and hint of cool sassafrass flavor to round it out.

L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
9291 Burton Way,

Cuisine Type: Eclectic, Winery

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