Movie Night 4/1/13

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This Monday 4/1 evening welcomes the return of Movie Night at Hollywood Vine. We have a terrific film to begin the series, the Academy Award winning SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN. If you haven’t already seen the film you will not want to miss this. SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriquez, the greatest 70’s icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriquez’s sound struck two renowned producers and they signed a record deal. But when the record bombed, the singer disappeared into obsurity. A bootleg recording found it’s way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set to find out what really happened to their hero.
Showtime 7pm

Wine Tasting 4/2/13

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Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 DeMartino Lagado Chardonnay Reserve
Coquimbo, Chile
This white delivers a taut mix of smoke, butterscotch, apple brûlée and pineapple notes on a full, round frame. Rich, with enough acidity to prop up the finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2009 Moshin Pinot Noir
Russian River, Sonoma
Alluring aromas of black cherries, earth, rhubarb and spices greet the nose followed by full and round flavors of rich red fruit, baking spices and a tinge of vanilla. Beautiful mid-palate and lingering finish. Impeccably balanced – classic Russian River.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2009 Whitehall Lane Merlot
Napa Valley
Rich and plush, but nicely structured, with black cherry and toasty vanilla aromas and soft red currant, cedar and spice notes. A touch of herb comes in with the ripe tannins on the finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2010 Tait Ballbuster Blended of 77% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
The Ballbuster gives a very deep garnet purple color and pronounced notes of spiced blackberries, blueberry pie filling and stewed plums with hints of freshly cracked black pepper and fenugreek. Very full bodied and richly fruited, it has a good line of crisp acidity lending lift and a medium to firm level of velvety tannins, finishing long and peppery. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2009 Mettler Old Vines Zinfandel
Lodi, California
Full of personality and shows it off with its refined core of luscious, lively flavors. Pleasing aromas of dark cherry, candied apple and toasty oak offer a hint of minerality. Bold and intense, yet complex wild berry, ripe cherry and plum flavors are balanced by a smoky note of espresso and exotic spice. The soft-edged tannins are kept bright and juicy by a pleasing seam of acidity while the flavors build richness and concentration on the finish, leaving you with a pleasant hint of vanilla-scented oak along the way. This wine packs a lot of flavor, yet manages to hold a measure of finesse and grace.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

Pisco Tasting

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on March 26, 2013 No Comments yet

Join us this Friday March 29th from 7pm- 9pm for a Pisco tasting featuring Pisco Capurro. We are excited to invite you to this Friday evening tasting and are especially looking forward to our special guest Romina Puente-Arnao. Romina is a 5th generation of the Cappurro family in Pisco production and is the grandaughter of the master distiller.

There is no charge for this tasting.

Buy 1 bottle of Capurro and get a $15 gift card to Joey’s Wynwood

Our Pisco
For generations, we have maintained a secret family recipe that continues to distinguish Pisco Capurro from the rest.
Our process ensures consistency, complexity, and premium quality, making for an ideal sipping spirit. Never diluted, never any additives.
Our grapes have a distinct personality created by the unique combination of desert soil rich in nutrients and the Nazca desert ecosystem.
Versatility and smoothness make it appealing to mix with several ingredients, while it can also replace vodka and other popular spirits in classic cocktails to create new flavors.
We invite you to discover the exquisite Pisco Capurro and join our family legacy…

Wine Tasting 3/26/13

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Come watch March Madness with us. Go Canes!
Don’t forget the Pisco tasting on Friday 3/29 @ 7pm

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

2010 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Riesling
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
Intensely scented of honeysuckle, lime leaf, grapefruit and kumquat. Light-bodied, dry and crisp in the mouth, with good concentration, it has a long, citrusy finish. 89 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2004 BODEGAS RESALTE DE PEÑAFIEL Restia Crianza Selected Harvest Tempranillo
Ribera del Duero, Spain
This maturing red is beautifully balanced, with fresh, ripe fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry, and deeper notes of cedar, tobacco, mineral and spice. The firm tannins are softening, yet this remains fresh and focused through the long finish. 93 pts Wine Spectator 2011 Top 100 #23
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2009 Craggy Range Te Kahu Vineyard Proprietary Blend
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. It was aged for 15 months in French barriques, 22% new, and gives notes of warm plums and blackberries with some dried fruits, tree bark and spice box hints. Tight-knit, crisp and with a firm level of chewy tannins on the medium-full bodied palate, it offers just enough flesh and a long finish. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.00 Retail $13.99

2010 Ch Tanunda Grand Barossa Shiraz
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
Firm and chewy, with a minty edge to the cherry and tobacco flavors, finishing with fine tannins. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2009 Moss Roxx Ancient Vine Zinfandel
Lodi, California
Superripe and loaded with showy, mocha-tinged oak. Dried cherry and cassis aromas lead to zesty plum, smoky pepper and toasty sage flavors.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

Wine Tasting 3/19/13

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Mark your Calendar: Friday March 29th 7-9 pm for a free Pisco tasting. Details to follow.
This Tuesday we once again span the globe starting in New Zealand then on to Spain and Italy and finishing in

Tuesday, March 19th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Succulent, with fresh passion fruit, lime and white grapefruit flavors that are bright and very juicy, joined by hints of jasmine and green apple on the finish. 89pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2011 Gramona “Gessami 50% Muscat d’Alexandria, 20% Muscat Frontignan, 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Gewurztraminer
Penedes, Spain
Bright straw-yellow in color with a wonderfully aromatic nose of apricots, pears, citrus, jasmine and mineral notes. Light-medium in body with bright acidity, the wine offers clean flavors of pears, peaches, and spice, with no oak. It is well balanced to enjoy in its youth. The wine is long and smooth on the finish, with lingering floral notes.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2010 Tacchino Dolcetto
Piedmont, Italy
Tank-fermented and aged, medium-bodied, offers beautiful blueberry, black cherry and licorice-infused fruit. It can be served slightly chilled (if you wish) over the next several years. 89 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.00 Retail $13.99

2009 Paraiso Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands , Central Coast, California
Appealing for its easy-drinking allure, with ripe plum, raspberry, wild berry and spice flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, showing off a racy earthiness on the finish, which gives this a nice touch.
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2009 Mauritson Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California
The nose is full of dark fruits and a complex array of brooding flavors. Aromas of blackberry, minerals, cracked pepper, blueberry pie, and sweet oak mingle harmoniously. The front palate is full of ripe and juicy tannins. This Zinfandel has plenty
of structure for those of you who would like to lay it down. However, the tannins are broad shouldered without sharp edges for those who want to drink it now. The finish persists long after the last sip is gone.
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 3/12/13

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This Tuesday we travel to three different regions in France, a family owned white
wine producer in Italy and a fantastic winery in California. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

NV Franck Peillot Bugey Montagnieu Brut Methode Traditionelle
Savoie, France
Composed improbably of around one third each Chardonnay, Altesse, and quickly-pressed Mondeuse,
Lemon, fresh apple, yellow plum, freshly milled grain, musky narcissus, and intimations of maritime breeze in the nose lead to a palate subtly creamy yet bright; generously juicy with apple and lemon; and transparent to savory nuances of saline, alkaline, subtly sweet raw scallop. This finishes with saliva- as well as next sip-inducement and an invigorating twang of lees, mineral, and citrus zest. The quality of mousse, incidentally, is reasonably fine. In short, you won’t find many more interesting non-Champagne sparklers than this, not to mention its offering excellent value. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2011 Felici Verdicchio
Marche, Italy
Beautiful straw yellow with golden highlights. A complex aroma of exotic fruits and cedar, elder broom, lemon flowers, wild fennel and thyme, finally mineral of flint. To the taste it is intense and savory, fresh, warm and persistent.
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2010 Melville Estate Pinot Noir
Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California, USA
Presents an intriguing fabric of sweet candied cherries, rose petals, mint and sweet herbs. This is an especially juicy, yet medium-bodied Pinot built on finesse and elegance. The 2010 is simply gorgeous. 91pts Wine Advocate
BTG $12.25 Retail $32.99

2011 Baudry Chinon Les Granges Cabernet Franc
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Smells of fresh blackberry, chard, and artichoke. Firm and well-concentrated yet bright and buoyant on the palate, its sense of salinity, tart berry skin, and bitter-edged leafy greens makes for quite invigorating palate stain.
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2010 Chave Mon Coeur Cotes de Rhone Syrah, Grenache
Southern Rhone, France
This dense ruby/purple-colored, rich 2010 reveals kirsch and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of spice box, pepper and meat. Luscious and round, it is ideal for drinking over the next 5-6 years. 90pts Wine Advocate, 90pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99