Wine Tasting 7/2/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 27, 2013 No Comments yet

We will be closed July 4th. Come by for our tasting on Tuesday and stock up for the Thursday celebration!

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

2012 CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS Côtes de Provence Rosé Whispering Angel
Provence, France
This elegant wine displays a sense of power behind the delicate flavors of dried cherry, licorice, cream and spice. Finishes with notes of dried mango and hints of sage honey. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2011 BORTOLUZZI Pinot Grigio
Friuli, Venezia-Giulia, Italy
Fig, quince, kumquat and ripe apple flavors are nicely layered with clean, juicy acidity in this creamy Pinot Grigio. There’s a stony sub layer that leaves a hint of smoke lingering on the finish. 88 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Belle Glos Meomi Pinot Noir
Monterey-Santa Barbara-Sonoma Counties
Deep, rich garnet color. The wine opens up with aromas of ripe berries, fresh cranberry, candy apple and malted vanilla, some of which carries through to the palate. There’s a hint of Granny Smith apple on first sip that beautifully balances out the rich cream soda
and cherry cola notes. It is an extremely layered wine, both in structure and flavor, with a slight earthiness and sweet oak on the finish
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2011 San Marzano Primitivo
Puglia, Italy
Lush, fruity and fragrant, bursting with aromas and flavors of raspberries and red fruit. Round and well balanced, with perfectly integrated structure, and acidity.
BTG $5.75 Retail $12.99

2010 Sbragia Home Ranch Merlot
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, North Coast, California
Bursts from the glass with juicy dark berries, tobacco, spices and dried flowers. Sweet floral notes appear on the mid-palate, adding lift and femininity. The 2010 includes a dollop of Cabernet Franc from Mt. Veeder that adds welcome shades of further nuance. This is another screaming value from Ed and Adam Sbragia. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 6/25/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 20, 2013 No Comments yet

Join us for Chess and Backgammon night this Monday June 24th from 7pm-10pm.
Players of all levels are welcome for this casual evening of wine and games.

Tuesday, June 25th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

NV Nicolas Francois Cuvee De Lys Rose
Loire Valley, France
Pale pink colour, limpid and bright. Fine bubbles and creamy mousse. The bouquet evokes small red fruits, a characteristic of the Grolleau variety, while Cabernet Franc leaves an incomparable aroma of fresh pepper. These same fresh and fruity aromas linger on the palate.
BTG $6.25 Retail $14.99

2011 Biokult Gruner Vetliner
Niederösterreich – Qualitätswein – Austria
This wine is a pale silvery straw color with a hint of green. Soft and inviting aromas of citrus custard, minerals, and prairie grass follow through on a supple, silky en¬try to a dryish light body with touch of white pepper and a dry, soft, lingering lime rind and talc fade.
BTG $6.50 Retail $15.99

2009 Gran Toscana Chianti Classico 100% Sangiovese
Tuscany, Italy
Complex and serious blend of our different vineyards. The wine is aged in traditional Chianti Classico casks for about 12 months.
The Chianti Classico captures the fruit of the Sangiovese grapes and the earthy, spicy and slightly wild traces of the soil in a beautiful blend. It is an unusually concentrated Chianti Classico.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2011 Durigutti Cabernet Franc
Mendoza, Argentina
This wine is non filtered and has minimal sediments. Color is red ruby in intensity with notes of chocolate and vanilla on the nose. Firm tannin structure with a smooth body.
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2010 Quinta Nova Pomares, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional
Douro Valley, Portugal
Cherry red color brings good intensity, young aroma with very ripe red fruits. Presence of discrete aromas of vanilla and toast that give personality to the set. Palate very soft, velvety tannins and a persistent finish.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 6/18/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 14, 2013 No Comments yet

Happy Fathers Day!
Go Heat!!!!

Tuesday, June 18th 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2010 PIERRE CHAINIER Vouvray Roc de Châteauvieux Chenin Blanc
Loire Valley, France
Quite open, with a core of green almond and apple backed by a rounded, off-dry, melon-tinged finish. 88 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $5.75 Retail $12.99

2009 Cameron Hughes Chardonnay
Monterey, Central Coast, California,
Strikingly pure beautiful wine laced with bright varietal fruit. It shows terrific textural richness, beautifully integrated oak and classy balance from start to finish. This is an impressive showing, not to mention a fabulous value. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.00 Retail $13.99

2010 Picket Fence
Alexander Valley, California
This wine has classic Sonoma Cabernet characteristics of cassis, green olive and hints of chocolate. French Oak aging contributes vanilla, clove and hazelnut aromas which create a unique foil for the robust blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors leading to a round, flavorful finish.
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

Candor Lot 3 Zinfandel
Cental Coast, California
Made from a combination of old-vines and exuberant new ones, this wine exhibits classic bright berry fruit, silky tannins and toasty spice. Classic Zinfandel with its signature zing.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2010 Chapel Hill Parsons Nose Shiraz
McLaren Vale, Australia
Deep purple-black colored, gives pronounced notes of black cherry preserves, warm black berries and spice cake with hints of dark chocolate and cumin. Full bodied with plenty of vibrant berry and baking spice flavors, acid, finishing medium-long.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99