Wine Tasting 2/1

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REMINDER: Beer & Cheese Tasting Saturday 6pm February 5th  $15.00 per person please RSVP

 Next Tuesday:Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and taste Anthony Bell’s fabulous body of work!Bell Wine Cellars was co-founded in 1991 by Anthony Bell, utilizing information gained from Anthony’s clone research on Cabernet Sauvignon and his first hand experience with the new outbreak of phylloxera, the winery began to fine tune its vision, focusing on the vineyard aspects of their mission. Bell Wine produces 15000 cases of extraordinary wines; We’ll have the privileged to welcome Anthony Bell and taste his award winning Wines.

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday February 1st, 2011

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

Bell Sauvignon Blanc Lake County, 2008  

This Sauvignon Blanc has a brilliantly clear, beautifully pale color with slight hints of green. Cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks has preserved the fresh citrus and mineral flavors, vivid aromatics and brisk acidity, underlain with subtle hints of fresh cut grass. The bright

acidity on the palate makes the wine lively and provides a refreshing, long lasting, satisfying finish.

BTG $5.50                                        Retail$13.99         

  

Bell Chardonnay Napa Valley, 2007                                  

This wine is an excellent bridge between the crisp, un-wooded Southern Hemisphere

style and the rich, oaky, buttery style of California. Vanilla aromas, sweet oak flavors and a subtle creamy texture from the sur lies aging and malolactic fermentation, give the wine a delicious mouth feel and lengthy finish while the tank ferment portion keeps the wine bright, crisp and lively. Crisp and refreshing on the palate.

BTG $ 9.25                                         Retail $24.99

Bell Merlot Yountville Napa Valley, 2006

Merlot 89% Cabernet sauvignon 11%

deep garnet in color, has rich black cherry fruit aromas, with hints of eucalyptus and oak. a rich, full-bodied wine with a lovely structure. Elegant tannins balance well with good fruit acidity, concentrated fruit flavors and sweet vanilla oak flavors.

BTG $11.00                                        Retail$29.99           

 

Bell Claret Napa Valley, 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon 77% Syrah 7% Petit Verdot 6%, Merlot 5% Cabernet franc 3% Malbec 2%

Deep ruby in color, with rich fruit aromas – including licorice, plum and violets on the nose. In the mouth it is lively and bright, with toasty oak flavors, supported by supple, elegant tannins.

BTG $ 10.00                                        Retail $27.99                               

 

Bell Petite Sirah Massa Ranch Yountville , 2006

93% Petite Sirah, 7% Syrah

The cool Yountville microclimate yields a wine deep in color with black pepper and herb notes on the nose, with ripe flavors of currants and plums, delivering luscious, jammy fruit flavors on the palate.

BTG $ 9.50                                     Retail$25.99                

Beer & Cheese Tasting

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 25, 2011 No Comments yet

Saturday February 5th 2011

Time: 6:00 pm

$15.00

RSVP ONLY

954 922 2910

hvine@comcast.net

at Hollywood Vine

 

Fresh Beer Inc & Hollywood Vine

The marriage of beer and cheese goes way back. Farmers often made cheese when they had an abundance of milk that they wanted to keep and brewed during the winter when they couldn’t farm. And both beer and cheese have a similar origin, grass. Barley is a cereal grass used in making beer and milk is a by-product of a cow eating grass. As a result, beer and cheese complement each other by sharing some common characteristics in both aroma and flavor, while the carbonation in beer also lifts the palate and brings out many nuances in the cheese.

 
Beer & Cheeses

Matches made in Heaven

 

Avery White Rascal

Belgian Style Wheat Ale or White Ale

Laura Chenel’s Chèvre

Goat/California

Victory Helios

Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Truffle Gouda

Cow/Netherlands

 

Shipyard Prelude

English Ale/ Winter Ale

Drunken Goat

 Goat/Spain

 

Southern Tier 2xIPA

Double India Pale Ale

Peral

Cow/Blue/Spain

 

Terrapin Moo Hoo

Stout

D’Affinois

Cow/France

 

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Smart Buy

Posted in Uncategorized, What's New? by hvine on January 24, 2011 No Comments yet

I tried this wine last week. Really good Pinot Noir at a very reasonable price.

I liked it so much that I’m pouring it at a big family event this weekend.

It has not been reviewed. Trust me it’s good!

 

RUSSIAN HILL Russian River Pinot Noir 2007    $21.99 (normal discount apply)

2007 Vintage WINE SPECTATOR 98 POINT FOR SONOMA PINOT NOIR, perhaps greatest vintage ever for California Pinot Noir!!!

ABOUT THE ESTATE:
Russian Hill Estate, a family owned and operated winery, is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Using the utmost care from vineyard to bottle, Russian Hill is dedicated to the production of world-class Pinot noir and Syrah. The key philosophy of the winery is to maintain the highest degree of excellence in viticultural and winemaking practices to allow wines to fully express the various vineyards that are their source.

Edward Gomez and Ellen Mack established Russian Hill in 1997 after a two-year intensive search for the appropriate site. It was imperative that the land be capable of producing outstanding estate vineyards but also allow for construction of a winery. Only by having full control of both the vineyard and wine production, did the team at Russian Hill feel they could produce wines of the quality they envisioned.

ABOUT THE WINE:
True to its place of origin, this Pinot is bold in its bright expression of Bing Cherry and cola flavors. The texture is luscious and a touch of acidity adds grace and elegance. This Pinot has beautiful ruby red tones and great clarity; overall it is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot noir. AN EXTRAORDINARY VALUE FOR A BOUTIQUE PINOT NOIR FROM CALIFORNIA’S GREATEST PINOT NOIR APPELLATION IN A CLASSIC VINTAGE

Wine Tasting 1/25

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 20, 2011 No Comments yet

This Tuesday we welcome back an old friend Antoino from Terraspania Wines. We will explore 5 different

regions of Spain. All highly rated with a emphasis on value! We hope to see you!

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday January 25th, 2011

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

Las Colinas del Ebro Garnacha Blanca, 2009  

87 Points  Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2009 Colinas del Ebro Garnacha Blanca (100%) was made from 100-year-old vines and fermented and raised in stainless steel. Medium straw-colored, it displays a perfume of mineral, candle wax, baking spices, nutmeg, and pit fruits. On the palate it has plenty of spicy fruit, good depth and concentration, and medium length.

BTG $5.50                                        Retail $12.99         

  

Bodegas y Viñedos Luna Beberide Mencia, 2008                                  

90 Points  Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Youthful purple. Fresh red- and blackcurrant aromas are brightened by racy minerality and a hint of white pepper. Lively red berry flavors are braced by firm acidity and complicated by smoky herbs. Finishes with very good length.”

BTG $ 6.25                                         Retail $15.99

Bodegas San Pedro Apostol Campellares, 2008

88 Points  Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Bright red. Intensely perfumed bouquet offers red and dark berries, potpourri and bak­ing spices. Sweet red berry flavors display good juicy intensity, with no obvious tannins. A smooth, sweet wine with solid appeal and good finishing clarity.”

BTG $5.50                                          Retail $12.99            

 

Bodegas Arrocal , 2008

90 Points  Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Bodegas Arrocal’s purple-colored 2008 Arrocal is 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) aged for 8 months in French and American oak before bottling without filtration. Aro­mas of cedar, spice box, mineral, leather, and black fruits gives way to a surprisingly dense, intense, and savory wine that over-delivers.

BTG $7.25                                        Retail $18.99                               

 

Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos Prima, 2008

91Points  Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

95% Tinta de Toro and 5% Garnacha

Purple-colored, it displays a nose of cedar, spice box, violets, mineral, and blackberry. On the palate it is juicy, succulent, and concentrated, leading to a seamless finish .

BTG $ 9.00                                     Retail $22.99                

Wine Tasting 1/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 13, 2011 No Comments yet

Next Tuesday we’ll start with a Sauvignon Blanc from the North of Italy; then a Pinot Blanc from one of the world’s most prestigious Estates in Alsace, France a rich and powerful Pinot Blanc. Then to the Dundee Hills in Oregon where we’ll be tasting a true gem of a Pinot Noir; followed by a juicy Cabernet Sauvignon from  Valle Escondido, Chile and we end with a yummy Zinfandel from California.  All beautiful places with personality and charm just as the wines they produce.

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday January 18th, 2011

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

Cantina La Vis Dipinti Sauvignon Blanc, 2009  

This Sauvignon Blanc has a straw yellow color, with golden tints, showing notes of blackcurrant and grapefruit. The palate is fresh and well balanced with pleasing array of fruity tones.

BTG $5.00                                        Retail $11.99         

  

Zind Humbrecht Pinot Blanc, 2008                                   

88 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

“Full medium gold. Exotic aromas and flavors of musky apricot, orange and medicinal herbs; one senses the wine’s firm acidity on the nose. Then spicy, intense and surprisingly dry in the mouth, with a creamy texture leavened by some unabsorbed CO2 This is a chewy, substantial pinot blanc.”
BTG $ 8.50                                         Retail $21.99

Dominio IV Pinot Noir, 2009

2009 Pinot Noir “Love Lies Bleeding” from the Dundee Hills in Willamette Valley.

“Sometimes the greatest tragedies are those of the exposed heart, where life pulses at its quickest, and the juice of the fruit is the most vibrant.”

BTG $9.00                                          Retail $23.99           

 

Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009

Bright and deep ruby color; with intense aromas and a sweet first touch. Reminds blackcurrant and plums mingled harmoniously with graphite and toasted coffee flavors.
Very well structured in the palate and concentrated. It has a soft texture with firm and rounded tannins which give a very long aftertaste.

BTG $ 4.75                                        Retail $9.99                               

 

Grayson Zinfandel, 2009

The Grayson Zinfandel shows a dark color with rich mixed raspberries, strawberries and brambles surrounded by hints of spice including black pepper and cinnamon. Intense richness carries through on the palate of this full bodied wine with explosive blackberry and raspberry pie flavors. The wine’s finish is long and elegant.

BTG $ 5.00                                     Retail $11.99                

Wine Class 1/22

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 10, 2011 No Comments yet

Hollywood Vine is kicking off 2011 with an invitation to our loyal customers who are seeking a better understanding of fine wine in a comfortable, welcoming environment. On Saturday, January 22nd from 3-5pm we will be welcoming an old friend and self proclaimed Franco-phile, Tal Cohen to conduct a training session and “deconstruction” of French wine without boundaries. Among the subjects covered will be everything from properly reading a French wine label and deductive tasting to food pairing and historical influences around the world. Certainly any fan of wine will benefit from Tal’s very unique perspective regardless of your experience.  

 

We will be limiting attendance  in order to be able to have sufficient time and space to taste and discuss these extraordinarily unique wines so please sign up promptly to reserve your spot. The tasting will be $30 per person and a credit card number will be necessary to secure your spot so many of you will want to call the store directly for security purposes.

 

This is the first in a planned series of events so please feel free to make suggestions if there is another region you would like to learn about and we can start compiling our list of attendees. 

Wine Tasting 1/11/11

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 6, 2011 No Comments yet

Our next tasting features a super Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, a very afforable Sonoma Chardonnay, One of our favorite Syrah’s from the Rhone Valley

in France, a unique red blend from Napa made for some of America’s finest restaurants and finishing off with a cool blend from Washington State.

 

Please join us for what should be a crowd pleasing tasting

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday January 11th, 2011

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

 

Mount Nelson Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2009               

90 Points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

After producing a singular Sauvignon Blanc at Ornellaia for many years, Marchese Lodovico Antinori wanted to make a wine that captured the same crisp, natural exuberance of the grape, while displaying restraint, elegance and structure. He turned to New Zealand and the Wairau Valley of Marlborough and in 2003 purchased, with his brother Piero Antinori, a portion of the Meadowbank vineyard. In 2004 they produced the first vintage of Mount Nelson from this property.

The 2009 is clear and bright with pale green and straw highlights. Fragrant and intense with passion fruit, grapefruit and lime on the nose. An excellent balance between crisp acidity and concentration with a long, clean finish.

BTG $6.00                                        Retail $15.99

  

Sean Minor Central Coast Chardonnay, 2008                                  

The Central Coast Chardonnay displays aromas of peach, green apples and tropical nuances. On the entry, the wine is soft with green apple, white peach and pineapple notes. The mid-palate displays subtle oak nuances which evolve into a hint of minerality and continue into a lingering clean finish.
BTG $ 5.50                                         Retail $12.99

JL Chave Sélection Côte du Rhône Mon Coeur, 2008

90 Points Wine Spectator

Dark and driven, with lots of licorice snap, charred mesquite, black currant paste and espresso notes carried by a long, tarry finish. A bit brooding, but the length and acidity is there.

BTG $7.50                                          Retail $19.99

 

Once Wines Block 12 Red Blend, 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.

“Once a year our winemaker collaborates with America’s best sommelier to blend the exclusive wines that will be served in their luxury restaurant destinations. Drawing on our premium Napa Valley Vineyards, Once produces these wines to be served exclusively in the dining rooms of, among others, Restaurant Daniel, Gotham Bar & Grill, Restaurant Jean Georges, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Eleven Madison Park, Veritas, Michael Mina and The Modern.”
BTG $ 7.50                                        Retail $19.99                               

 

Corvidae The Rook, 2008

45% Syrah, 40% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

From the same people that delight us with Owen Row from Oregon The Rook is an exuberant yummy wine; with a robust nose of rich black cherry, mocha, and a whiff of Syrah smoke, this is definitely not a shy wine. Lots of ripe fruit flavors are here, with cassis and plums dominating. It’s all kept in balance by ample acidity and chewy tannins.

BTG $ 6.50                                     Retail $16.99