Wine Tasting 12/18/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on December 12, 2012 No Comments yet

This is our last Tuesday night tasting of the year. Don’t miss it!

Reasons to come to Hollywood Vine for your Holiday shopping:
Great prices, Nice atmosphere, Fantastic selection, No lines , Professional service
and supporting your local small business.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

NV CHARLES HEIDSIECK Brut Champagne Réserve
Champagne, France
Rich and smoky, offering fine texture and racy acidity with tightly knit flavors of toasted brioche, lemon meringue pie, roasted hazelnut, fresh ginger and ripe black cherry. This shows lovely length and focus. Disgorged in 2011. Drink now through 2020 93 pts Wine Spectator
Retail $49.99

2010 Cakebread Chardonnay
Boasts an attractive light golden-straw color and fresh, lightly buttery, ripe golden apple, pear and citrus aromas, complemented by seductive vanilla and cinnamon/nutmeg scents from oak aging and subtle yeast tones from lees contact. Lush, concentrated and creamy on the palate, its ripe apple, melon, bright citrus and baking spice flavors culminate in a long, beautifully structured finish boasting crisp acidity and zesty mineral and spice tones. Sumptuous, yet refreshing.
Retail $44.99

2011 Hahn GSM
Central Coast, California
Few would be disappointed by the complexity and range of subtle flavors in this youngster. Pure, with vivid ripe berry, plum and raspberry, ending with crushed rock. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. 88 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $5.75 Retail $13.99

2009 Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Intense on the nose, with roiling blackberry, raspberry leaf, Provencal herbs joined by a tang of marmalade that all blossom with aeration. The palate is full-bodied with succulent red cherries, strawberry and blood orange. The definition is outstanding from start to finish, culminating in a refined but intense, opulent finish. Magnificent! Previous vintage 94pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2009 Summers Cabernet
Calistoga, California
The opaque purple-colored 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon offers sweet blueberry and black currant fruit intermixed with cedarwood, damp earth and forest floor notes. Surprisingly thick, unctuous and rich with amazing intensity as well as silky tannins. One of our favorite value wineries whose winemaker, Ignacio Blancas, does a terrific job of getting maximum varietal character from these realistically priced wines. 91 pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.00 Retail $26.99

Wine Tasting 12/11/12

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on December 6, 2012 No Comments yet

We’re starting to load up on great Holiday Wines and Spirits, Beautiful Gift Baskets and Party atmosphere.
We hope you’ll join us for early shopping and great Holiday Cheer.

Tuesday, December 11th 2012
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

NV Roederer Estate Brut
Anderson Valley
Sleek and impeccably focused and balanced, with floral apple, cinnamon and anise aromas and crisp yet supple lemon tart, cherry and spicy hazelnut flavors. Drink now through 2015 91pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $20.99

2011 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Wairau Valley , New Zealand
Lemon, lime and apricot flavors have a touch of green tea, a refreshing acidity and lemongrass notes on the finish.
BTG $5.75 Retail $12.99

2011 Butternut Chardonnay
The 2011 Butternut Chardonnay grapes were sourced from a number of different California vineyards to broaden the flavor profile and enhance your drinking experience. The growing regions include Napa, Sonoma, Sierra Foothills and Monterey. Aromas of peach, hazelnut and spiced candied apple leap from the glass. On the palette, Butternut exhibits round, creamy notes of fig, butterscotch and sweet oak.
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99

2011 Belle Glos Meomi Pinot Noir
Monterey/ Santa Barbara
Aims high stylistically, offering candied black cherry and wild berry notes that turn firm and loamy, gaining depth, yet ending with a drying tannic edge. Drink now through 2020. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $29.99

2008 Bortoluzzi Cabernet
Venezia, Italy
Brilliant ruby in color, the nose is intense and spicy, with a pleasing herbaceous note and touches of vanilla from the wood and excellent fruit, reminiscent of berries and underbrush. On the palate, shows delicacy, finesse and velvet texture.
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99