Wine Tasting 10/2/12

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It’s the perfect time to take advantage of our gorgeous wine shop to plan your next party, a private wine tasting with a group of friends or just get together to celebrate good times with friends and family.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Ernesto Catena Padrillos Torrontes
Mendoza, Argentina
Greenish in color. Aromas of floral, citrus and melon. Hint of grapefruit with a medium finish
BTG $5.25 Retail $11.99

2011 Tom Eddy Tenz Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Hints of classic Marlborough Sauvignon herbal qualities complement other complex characteristics of fig, litchi, and hay. Floral aromas commingle with subtle grapefruit and crisp lemon to round out the flavor profile and add the right amount of integrated complexity. The middle mouth is very round and full, yet perfectly balanced with the food-friendly acid that permeates the wine’s backbone. The mouth-watering finish lingers on the pallet allowing for lengthy enjoyment until the next sip is taken.
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99

2010 Laetitia Pinot Noir
Arroya Grand Valley, California
Light and fruity. A hint of oak. Lingering taste of dried tobacco. Medium body and acidity, with ripe red fruit that has some nice spice and earth on the finish and maintains good balance throughout.
BTG $8.00 Retail $20.99

2010 Frescobaldi Tenuti di Castiglioni
Tuscany, Italy
Flaunts the densest, opaque purple-red, a depth that is impressively mirrored in its rich nose. Crisp minty essences emerge first, followed by a spicy mélange of clove, cinnamon, and vanilla, which concludes with a prominent vein of slaty mineral. Solid structure shows through in the mouth, with juicy tannins and a judicious acidity developing through the palate; it tapers off nicely in a perfect balance of elements.
BTG $8.00 Retail $20.99

2011 Achavel Ferrer Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Very pure, with a beam of raspberry coulis, blackberry and cherry pulp notes that pump out layers of spice, flint and wildflowers. Juicy yet structured, with a mineral edge to the long, savory finish. 92 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

Single Malt Special09/24-09/29

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Single Malt Scotch Week
September 24th-29th
Enjoy any of these for $7.50 a Glass

Cardhu Single Malt Speyside Aged 12 years

Golden honey.
At full strength, heady, nose prickle, pear drops and tightly integrated heather, resin and sweet honey-nut notes. Enticing. Intriguing. With a little water, still harmonious but less pronounced, allowing some malt-cereal, soft, spicy wood, moorland and faint traces of wood-smoke to appear.
Palate Well balanced, smooth mouth feel; short punch, sweet and fresh, then a pronounced drying effect. Some lingering sweet smoke in the attractive, drying aftertaste.
Bowmore Islay Single Malt
Light Gold. A complex and compelling range of aromas apricots, honeydew melon, claret, sea spray and peat fires. Bold zesty lemon and smoke with a touch of honey. Full and warm with distinctive Islay peat smoke.
Aberlour Highland Single Malt Aged 12 Years Double Cast Matures
Aberlour 12 is pleasantly sweet, spicy, and fruit-forward. Rich notes of tangerine, apple, caramel, and nutty toffee are pronounced on both the nose and palate. These sweet flavors are beautifully complemented by underlying notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and dark chocolate. The spicy finish displays lingering notes of pepper and oak resin.

Wine Tasting 9/25/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 20, 2012 No Comments yet

This Tuesday we have a fantastic tasting featuring wines from South Africa, California, France and one of
our favorite Chianti’s from Italy. Highly rated top quality , Don’t miss it!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc
Walker Bay, South Africa
A great example of cool climate sauvignon, with a component of oak matured Semillon. Green pepper and green fig aromas on the nose, also gooseberry and granadilla aromas. Good mid-palate richness and packed with flavor. Lovely clean, long mineral finish. Robert Parker 89pts
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99

2009 Baileyana “Grand Firepeak” Chardonnay
Edna Valley, California
The brighter, fresher side of California Chardonnay comes through in the 2009 Chardonnay Grand Firepeak Cuvee. Clean mineral notes frame hints of lemon, crushed rocks and white flowers in this vibrant, beautifully focused Chardonnay. Robert Parker 90pts
BTG $7.75 Retail $19.99

2009 Felsina Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
Shows excellent weight and depth to match its expressive dark red fruit. This is an especially open vintage for the Chianti Classico. The 2009 is probably not destined for a super long life, but will drink beautifully for at least a handful of years. Hints of earthiness and tar add to an impression of gravitas in this vintage. Robert Parker 90pts, Wine Spectator 91pts
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99

2010 Chappellet “Cervantes” Mountain Cuvée
Napa Valley, California
This is the wine to choose when you’re looking for vivid, mouth-filling fruit flavors. The wineries Mountain Cuvee is a winemaker’s blend that beautifully expresses the distinctive qualities of the traditional Bordeaux varietals, and is crafted for early consumption. Each component making up the cuvee contributes nuances that mingle with and complement each other. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver pure pleasure in a glass.
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2009 Domaine La Garrigue Vacqueyras “La Cantarelle”
Rhone, France
A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah from 80+ year old vines, boasts an inky/purple color as well as a nose of scorched earth, burning charcoal embers, blackberries, cassis, licorice and hints of truffles and charcuterie. Full-bodied, intense, thick and viscous. 93pts Robert Parker

BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 9/18/12

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Don’t forget to call us to reserve your seat for the Beer Class 9/20/12 7pm
We have a few seats left!

Tuesday, Septemeber 18th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Mercat Brut Nature
Penedes, Spain
It has a wonderful peachy bouquet that blossoms in the glass with hints of dried apricot and honeysuckle. The palate is very well-balanced with crisp acidity and a fine thread of bitter lemon that lends tension and poise, leading to a very champagnois finish. Robert Parker 91
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99

2010 Bodegas Eidosela Albarino
Rias Baixas, Spain
Light, bright yellow. Quince, orange and salty minerals on the nose. Light-bodied and juicy, with zesty citrus and orchard fruit flavors braced by tangy acidity. Very fresh and precise.
BTG $6.25 Retail $15.99

2010 La Pergola Monferrato Rosso
Piemonte, Italy
Floral character, its earthy rusticity, and its elegant balance. The blend happens to be a mix of Barbera, Dolcetto, Bonarda, and Freisa.
Grapes ferment in stainless steel. Wine ages for 10 months in stainless steel before bottling
BTG $6.00 Retail $14.99

2010 Chateau Fontanes Coteaux du Languedoc
Languedoc, France
Matured in cement tank and demi-muid. Displaying infectiously, almost explosively fresh, juicy ripe black fruits complimented by rich red-meat stock and liberally laced with saliva-inducing salt, along with resin, brown spices. It finishes with real verve, promising a wine worth following for at least half a dozen years after it is bottled late this year. 91 Robert Parker
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99

2007 The Verdict Cabernet Sauvignon
Mildura, Australia
30 months French oak. Unfined. Unfiltered. Dark plum color. Ripe berry, vanilla, and leather. Soft and rich on the palate with flavors of velvety cherry, and black fruit. Hints of licorice and mint.
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

Craft Beer Class 09/20/12

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Thursday September 20th , 2012 from 7-8:30 pm. $20.00 per person.

The Revival of Real Beer

We are so excited for our first ever sit down class room style beer class. The Beer Ninja (Josh) is going to take us through the history of beer beginning 10,000 yrs ago. We will be tasting several different beers and learn about the ingredients, the 28 different degrees of roasting, how color transpires, the importance of Hops (traditional English, Traditional European and now modern day IPA’s). Josh will also be explaining the different styles and descriptions of cold and warmer areas and its affects. As a bonus we will also be given some great ideas for food pairings.
Please join us for a dynamic Craft Beer Class with Josh Brent (or Beer Ninja) a South Florida native whose love of high quality beer stems from travels to New England, Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, Belgium and Germany. He currently works in the craft beer industry as a Sales Representative for Brown Specialty, who is the largest distributor in Florida for American craft beers as well as specialty imports. It is a point of pride for him to be a part of the revival of real beer and to be able to foster its growth in his native stomping grounds.
Because of the great response we anticipate you must call us with a credit card # to reserve your seat.
If you have to cancel please call us no later than Thursday the 11th . Your card will be charged if you are a no show.
Please RSVP ASAP 954 922 2910

Wine Tasting 9/11/12

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Tuesday, September 11th 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Badenhorst ” Secateurs” Chenin Blanc
Swartland, South Africa
A plump, forward style, but with enough fresh acidity to add length and definition to the yellow apple, melon and heather flavors. 4,000 cases imported. 89pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.00 Retail $14.99

2010 Anderson Conn Valley Prologue Chardonnay
Central Coast, California
Light golden straw, Lemon, butterscotch, melon, pear and a hint of spice. Medium mouth feel with nice fruit and acid. Crisp pear, mineral, pineapple. Steelystyle with very good fruit. Lots of clean Chardonnay fruit.
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99

2010 Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Tinto Fino
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
Saturated ruby. Primary dark berry and cherry skin aromas are complicated by notes of rose and anise. Juicy and precise on the palate, with very good energy to its red currant and bitter cherry flavors. Finishes tight and energetic, with the red currant and anise notes repeating.
90 pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99

2010 Tikal Natural Malbec
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
The 2010 Natural is 100% Malbec made from organically grown grapes and aged for 12 months in French and American oak. It offers up an expressive nose of wood smoke, spice box, violets, tobacco, and black cherry. This is followed by an elegant, sweetly-fruited, forward wine that over-delivers in a big way. 91 pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2008 Eberle Zinfandel
Paso Robles, California
Ripe and jammy, with briary cherry and dried sage aromas leading to supple flavors of baked cherry, bittersweet chocolate and spice.
89pts Wine Spectator, 92 pts Hollywood Vine
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99