Wine Tasting 3/5/13

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We still have some seats left for our Craft Beer class.
If your thinking of joining us for the Beer class this Wednesday call now to RSVP.
You don’t want to miss it!

Tuesday, March 5th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Tabali Viognier
Limari Valley, Coquimbo, Chile
Exhibits scents of peach, apricot, and stony minerals. Vibrant, dry, and intense on the palate. Vina Tabali’s impressive lineup of wines is produced entirely from cool-climate Limari fruit. 88pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2010 Jules Taylor Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand
The wild fermentation along with extended lees maturation in a barrel has added complexity and texture to the palate on this Pinot Noir. This has created a supple wine with good weight and fruit intensity, which is already showing chocolate and cherry aromas mingled with hints of oak. The wine has a wonderfully vivid, violet hue.
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99

2011 Chapoutier Bila-Haut Syrah, Grenache and Carignan.
Cotes du Roussillon, Roussillon, France
Deep garnet red. Aromas of black cherry. This wine is fleshy, Well-structured with the warm and savage of soils of the Roussillon area.
90pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.50 Retail $15.99

2011 Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Comes from a 15-year-old espalier vineyard located 1,350 meters and is fermented with natural yeasts and aged in concrete tanks rather than wood. It has a wonderful bouquet with blackberry, tomato vine and granitic notes. It has what you might call a “naked” nose disrobed of oak, but it is very pure and vibrant. The palate is fresh and vibrant embroidered with brisk, fine tannins. It is suffused with lively pure black cherry and bilberry fruit and a taut, citric, dry finish. You would never guess this is from Argentina, and it is just downright, unapologetically delicious. Drink now-2017. 93 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2008 Centerline Highflyer Syrah (81%), Petit Sirah (12%), Tempranillo (4%) and Zinfandel (3%).
Napa Valley, Napa, North Coast, California, USA
Bold, juicy wine packed with super-ripe, dark red fruit. Made in a forward, plump style.
produced 82 barrels of this wine in 2008. Ripe cherry, baker’s chocolate, and spicy notes leap out of the glass to
form the aromatic profile. This is underlined by a palate of lush tannin, fresh berries, and rounded out by creamy,
integrated, oak nuance. 89pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99

Beer Class 3/6/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on February 22, 2013 No Comments yet

Wednesday March 6th , 2013 from 6:30-8:00 pm. $25.00 per person.
The Revival of Real Beer

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.
Josh will talk and taste us thru a wide variety of fantastic and some very different brews:

Cigar City- Hotter Than Helles Lager
Shipyard- Applehead Ale
Shiner- Wild Hare Pale Ale
Ommegang- Belgian Pale Ale
Bluepoint- White IPA
Dogfish Head- Indian Brown Ale
Ballast Point- Black Marlin Porter
Avery- Hog Heaven Barleywine

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 Monday the 4th . Your card will be charged if you are a no show.
Please RSVP ASAP 954 922 2910

Wine Tasting 2/26/13

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Our Last Beer class was a huge success. With Beer Ninja Josh Brent leading us in a class room style format covering all of the
main Styles of beer. This next class we step it up a couple of notches. We’ll be trying and learning about more unusual and
unique craft beers. You won’t want to miss it. 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 Monday March 4th . Your card will be charged if you are a no show.
Please RSVP ASAP 954 922 2910
Details to follow this weekend. March 6th starting at 6:30. $25.00 per person

Tuesday, February 26th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Roth Sauvignon Blanc
Alexander Valley
Great concentration and purity. Aromas of fresh cut flowers, lemon zest and tropical fruits are accented by bright, focused acidity and lingering minerality. Beautiful notes of grapefruit, pear and apple lead to a pure, crisp and juicy finish.
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2011 Lincourt Steel Chardonnay
Central Coast, Santa Rita Hills
This 2011 is both lively and concentrated, a rare vinous feat. The aromatics combine kiwi, mandarin zest and honeycomb. The palate is crisp and minerally with notes of lemons and green apples.
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2010 Picket Fence Pinot Noir
Russian River
This wine has an elegant, pure fruit forward style with the brilliant intensity of rich mouthwatering Bing cherry, blackberry and spice. The luxurious density, beautiful structure and velvety texture on the palate are hallmarks of this vintage and make this wine a superlative example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2011 Trivento Amado Sur
78% Malbec 12% Bonarda 10% Syrah
A deep red wine with dark blue tones and aromas of dark fruit combining with notes of black pepper, anise, cinnamon and chocolate. Lush flavors of plums and berries give way to velvety tannins and a persistent and pleasant finish.
BTG $6.00 Retail $13.99

2009 St Suppery Cabernet
Presents with deep vibrant red and purple shades. Intense aromas of black currant and black plum dominate, combining with subtle elements of espresso, anise and dark toasted French oak. Flavors follow with blackberry and black plum, molasses and a sweet fruit ripeness entwined with a note of dark cocoa. This is a rich, structured wine with excellent depth and flavor.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

Wine Tasting 2/19/13

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This Tuesday we have a special guest! Matt Cline
Perhaps the best kept secret in California winemaking is the Contra Costa appellation. This area east of the San Francisco Bay area boasts some of the world’s oldest vines as well as some the most concentrated and powerful wines in California. It is a special place that makes a special kind of wine. The Three Winery was established by someone who is an expert on the region, Matt Cline. His family has been there over 100 years and his grandparents were part of the huddled masses that began planting grapes. However, they are perhaps best known for their contribution to the world of plumbing when they invented the system for what is today known as the hot tub, the first model bearing the family’s name, Jaccuzzi. His brother remains the owner of the larger commercial winery, Cline Cellars in the same region but Matt opted to stay small and concentrate on hand crafted cuvees sourced from some of the oldest vines on the planet Earth.

Tuesday, February19th, 2013
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2011THREE WINERY Zinfandel Contra Costa
It is a blend of 77% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignane, and 2% Alicante Bouschet. All the grapes in this blend come from vineyard blocks with extremely sandy-loam soils called Delhi loam. At less than 20 years of age, these younger vine Zinfandel grapes show the typical raspberry to blackberry fruit so dominate in the older vines in the area validating this Contra Costa appellation. The “field blend” contingent of this wine adds structure, color, cherry and black fruit flavors. There is a deep concentration of ripe black cherries and spice with a minerality (earthy berry) sneaking through. The mouth-feel is rich and balanced with a lingering peppery finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99

2009 Three Winery Zinfandel Old Vine
This wine is a blend of 77% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignane, 1% Mataro, and 2% Alicante Bouschet.
With an average age of vines over 100 years of which all are still being dry-farmed, there is a concentration of ripe blackberries and spice with a minerality (dusty berry) sneaking through. The Petite Sirah adds to this a firm tannin backbone along with boysenberries and pepper while the Carignane adds a pronounced fleshy mouth feel along with dark cherries and coffee notes. Our Mataro comes from vines that are now over 120 years old and add spice elements, violets, and complex phenolic structures that enhance the overall mouth feel and age ability of this wine.
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99

2011 Three Winery Petite Sirah Contra Costa
Explosive aromas of blueberry preserves and sweet herbs. This Petite Sirah is ultra-concentrated and packed with blueberry flavors and firm tannins.
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99

2010 Three Winery Old Vine Red Blend
A blend of 26% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 25% Mataro, 20% Carignane, 3% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Black Malvoisie
The color is purple/black. The aromatic hold a luscious gumbo of blackberries, raspberries, violets and sweet herbs. The taste is rich, dense and chewy, packed with crushed black and red fruits, with a mouthfeel that is extravagantly lush and opulent.
BTG $7.50 Retail $18.99

Wine Tasting 2/12/13

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South African wine has a history dating back to 1659. Access to international markets has unleashed a burst of new energy and new investment.
From that long history comes a wine tradition of tastes and styles with its roots in the classic “Old World” of France, Germany and Italy, but also an acute awareness of the contemporary consumer, as has been defined by wine-making in the “New World” of California and Australia.
Join us for a taste of South Africa

Tuesday, February12th, 2013
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2012 Neil Ellis Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc
Predominant flavours are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, whilst the overall impression is of elegance and delicacy with a long flavoursome finish.
BTG $6.00 Retail $13.99

2011 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
Walker Bay
Sees 8 months in oak, roughly an equal combination of new, second and third fill. It is well defined and understated on the nose, unfurling to reveal fresh lime, red apple and a touch of crisp pear that is very well defined. The palate is effervescent on the entry with a fine thread of acidity that counterbalanced the ripe mango, Clementine and apricot notes that decorate the finish. It has such brightness and clarity on the finish that makes this irresistible. 92 pts Robert Parker
Retail $29.99

2011 Boekenhoutskloof The Wolf Trap, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier.
Western Cape
Flash of white pepper gives way to soft plum, mulled cherry and steeped vanilla bean notes, with a gentle finish.
BTG $5.00 Retail $9.99

2010 Spice Route Chakalaka 37% Syrah | 25% Mourvèdre | 13% Carignan | 10% Tannat | 8% Grenache | 7% Petit Sirah
Intense red-purple in the glass. Initial smoky cloves and savoury notes give way to a plum and black cherry nose with hints of sweet oak spice. Medium bodied with well-integrated oak and fruit, this wine has a smooth tannin structure and lingering spice flavours. 90pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2011 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block
Syrah (69%); Grenache Noir (14%); Cabernet Sauvignon (11%); Cinsault (5%) and Viognier (1%).
Franschhoek, Western Cape
The influence of the Grenache’s red fruits on this wine is striking. The nose shows an abundance of redcurrant, plums, crushed rock, and an array of spices. The floral notes adds to its complexity. The freshness of the wine puts its head in front of the previous vintages. Spicy oak aromas cover a rounded mid-palate that reveals layers of fruit with intense purity. Textured, composed and seamless in style.
Retail $34.99