House Band Wines Feature Story in December 2011 Tasting Panel Magazine
House Band Wines is excited to share our feature story covering our launch event this past October in Tasting Panel magazine’s December 2011 issue. This feature comes right on the heels of our recent blog House Band Wines Media Coverage: Inspired Inspiration showcasing our list of media and blog features since our official launch this fall. We include the first paragraph of the article below to whet your appetite in hope that you’ll be hungry for more and download the complete story. We also include here Tasting Panel’s wine reviews, which are clearly music to our ears!
“Your typical wine release party might take place in a fancy hotel event space, elegant mansion or atmospheric barrel room. That’s not House Band’s style though. For their coming out party held October 14, they rented Hollywood’s famous SIR Sound Stages (where U2’s Bono was rehearsing just hours before), brought in some indie rockers, cranked up the volume and let the juice flow.”
~ E. C. Gladstone, Tasting Panel
House Band 2010 Chardonnay ($11.99) Pale green-gold color and a bold creamy/tart nose of custard apples and peaches. The palate is crisp and clean with tart citrus and apricot and a little wood on the soft finish. Good with medium-soft cheeses.
House Band NV White +3 ($8.99) With a pale straw color, this blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscat Canelli has a modest citrus nose. The softly juicy palate, with notes of Golden Delicious apple, pear and lemon paired well with Chef Frank Miller’s fried shrimp and spring rolls.
House Band 2009 Merlot ($11.99) A soft nose of berries and a little orange zest yields to a ripe cherry-berry palate with a dash of black pepper in the finish. 81% Merlot jazzed up with Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and other red varieties.
House Band NV Red +5 ($8.99) A true blend, with 60% Merlot, 30% Syrah, and small parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah and Petit Verdot, the “+5” has a rich purple color with a pleasant nose of plum and spice. The slightly chewy, softly tannic palate offers cherries, blackberries, plum with touches of leather and oak on the long finish. This paired with Chef Frank’s grilled skewers and spicy pizza.
House Band 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon ($11.99) With a deep red-ruby color and relatively low alcohol (13.5%), this is on the softer end of the spectrum of California Cabs, offering juicy cherry, plum and a little dark chocolate. 86% Cabernet/14% Merlot blend.
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