Wine Tasting 11/5/13

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

NV Bisol Jeio Prosecco
Veneto, Italy
Bisol’s NV Prosecco Jeio reveals notable freshness, vibrancy and crispness in its green apples, flowers and sweet spices. The color is a light straw yellow . The nose is fruity and fresh The taste is sapid and elegant. There is terrific energy and harmony here, but like most Proseccos, the wine is best enjoyed in its exuberant youth.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2012 Terredora Falanghina
Montimelleto, Italy
There’s a tropical undertone to this clean, medium-bodied white, showing ripe citrus, stone fruit and spice notes.
BTG 6.75 Retail $15.99

2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe
Piedmont, Italy
The 2011 Langhe Nebbiolo is a lovely expression of Nebbiolo to drink over the next several years. Medium dark violet color. The wine has tar aromas and in the mouth shows tar and red cherries with moderate tannin, a medium-weight body, and sufficient acitiy to hold the wine in balance.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2010 Fattoria Del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Tuscany, Italy
Evoking bright cherry and spice flavors, this red is medium-bodied and elegant. Displays good grip and moderate length on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 92 Pts Antonio Galloni
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2008 Colpetrone Sangrantino di Montefalco
Umbria, Italy
This sweet red delivers a forward profile of dried currant, cherry syrup and underbrush notes. Shows a light grip, ending with a round, licorice-accented finish. Drink now through 2017. 333 cases made. 91Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $11.00 Retail $29.99

Wine Tasting 11/29/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on October 24, 2013 No Comments yet

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Fantinel, NV Spumante Rose
Fruili, Italy
This pale Rosé has a fine bead that reveals aromas and flavors of citrus and toasted nuts. Berry fruit and toast linger on the finish. Festive bubbles that are pink and delicious. This is wine made for fun. A little off-dry but bursting with red and white fruits, this is clean, fresh and decidedly luscious.. This is a great party wine!
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2011 Leth Reserve, Grunerveltliner
Intense, crisp acidity shines on this young wine. It’s concentrated citrus is like sucking a lemon. This character shows its potential for aging. It will develop richer, secondary flavors over the next 2-3 years. 90 Pts Wine & Sprits
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2011 Payana, Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
This bright, purple-blue hued wine offers impressions of black cherry, blackberry and cocoa.
BTG $5.50 Retail $10.99

2010 Mas Sorrer, Red Blend Old vine Garnacha and Cariñena
Montsant, Spain
Tastes like a baby Priorat. Deep notes of ripe berries, currant and plenty of spice. Undertones of wet earth and wood also revealed on the palate.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2010 Le Macchiole, Bolgheri Rosso Merlot/Cabernet/Syrah
Brilliant ruby colour, this wine exhibits aromas of red fruits, blueberries, blackberries, spices and light, well-integrated vanilla notes. Medium-body, it possesses sweet, ripe tannins, and a balanced, refreshing acidity. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

Beer Tasting 10/25/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on October 21, 2013 No Comments yet

Abita Beer Tasting Friday 10/25/13 7pm-9pm
If you have ever visited New Orleans, Abita beer already holds a special place in your heart, they make some mighty fine beers. We would love for you to join us on Friday October 25th from 7pm to 9pm to taste a few. Founded in 1986, Abita brews beer using only the finest ingredients – British and American malted barley, German and American yeast strains, Pacific Northwest hops and the pure artesian water of Abita Springs. Abita beer has no preservatives, additives or stabilizers and is cold filtered. With Fall in the air we thought a couple of seasonal brews were in order, plus a much beloved classic. There is no charge for this event.
We will be sampling the following:
Abita Fall Fest (September – November) is an Octoberfest-style lager brewed with pale, Munich and caramel malts. It is hopped with German Perle and Hallertau hops. The result is a full-bodied, malty lager with a bright amber color.
Purple Haze® is a lager brewed with real raspberries added after filtration. It is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and Vanguard hops. The berries add a fruity aroma, tartly sweet taste and a subtle purple color and haze…you may see fruit pulp in the beer.
Abita Pecan® Harvest Ale is brewed with pale, Munich, biscuit and caramel malts and Willamette hops. Real Louisiana roasted pecans are added in the brewhouse and give the ale a subtle nutty flavor and aroma.

Wine Tasting 10/22/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on October 17, 2013 No Comments yet

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc
South Africa
A bright lemon-green colour with a pronounced nose of citrus, lemon zest, green fig and black current leaves all held together by an intriguing floral note. A vivid palate with an engaging concentration of clementine peel, granadilla pulp, Cape Gooseberry and melon. Herbal undertones with a complex, chalky minerality compliments the mouthwatering finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2012 Hanna Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, California
Brilliant straw-gold color, with aromas of baked apple, croissant, and allspice. Flavors are of apple, Crème Brule, champagne and caramelized pear. The texture is weighty and rich with a lively acidity to freshen the finish.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2011 Lyric Pinot Noir
Vibrant hues of ruby lead to loads of fruit and a youthful grapiness that’s balanced with some sweet, creamy wood. Silky, round tannins make this oh-so-inviting wine approachable now, while its structure and acidity show promise for the long-term.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2011 Conundrum Proprietary Red Blend
A big style, featuring fresh, pure, complex aromatics that echo the dark berry, mineral and floral notes, accented by cranberry and spice.
88 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, California
A serious effort that delivers classic Cabernet character with plenty of black fruits, cassis, wild herbs and earthy qualities all showing on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, rich and balanced, with good acidity and ripe tannin. 91 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99

Wine Tasting 10/15/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on October 10, 2013 No Comments yet

Wines around the World

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

NV Le Grand Courtage Blanc de Blanc
Undertones of Granny Smith apples, honeysuckle, strawberry & toasted brioche. Perfect balance of fruit, acidity & sweetness. Lingers nicely with a bit of Meyer lemon, honeydew & a continuing apple finish. Great length, crisp and refreshing finish.
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2012 Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Intense and vividly focused, with plenty of pungent grass and fresh thyme notes up front, revealing a fleshy, juicy core of peach, citrus and melon. A crisp, bright acidity crescendos on the finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2010 Pennywise Merlot
Dark purple in color, this Merlot’s nose jumps from the glass with aromas of ripe blackberries, milk chocolate mousse, and fresh caramel crème brulee. Flavors of wild strawberry, toasted brioche bread pudding, and red raspberry fills your mouth with good structure, acidity, and depth. This wine finishes with flavors of deep blackberry, cherries jubilee, and toasty French oak with a hint of clove spice and fresh roasted coffee.
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

2011 Thomas Goss Cabernet
South Australia
Lively and open in texture, with prominent, pretty raspberry and white chocolate notes, lingering delicately. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2011 Peirano Estate Immortal Zinfandel
Lodi, California
Subtle aromas of red and black cherry, mineral, earthy rhubarb & red fruit, with slightly spicy notes. A layered mix of sweet red cherry, strawberry, cocoa & juicy red fruit flavors are followed by a lengthy, almost breathless, finish.
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

Wine Tasting 10/8/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on October 2, 2013 No Comments yet

Spain Rules!!!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

2011 Jorge Ordonez & Co Botani 100% Muscat de Alexandria
Sierras de Malaga, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
The exotic aromatics could fill a small room, with notes of flowers, honeyed white citrus, melons and hints of more exotic tropical fruit such as mango and tangerine. 91 PTS Robert Parker
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2010 Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Cabernet Sauvignon
Navarra, Spain
Displays plenty of creme de cassis and a touch of vanilla that is subtle and well-measured in a medium to full-bodied, deep, rich style with licorice, black currants, underbrush and a hint of cedar wood. Quite a special wine, 88 PTs Robert Parker
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2011 Bodegas Ordonez Zerran Grenache, Mazuelo and Syrah
Montsant, Spain
Ratchets up the level of concentration and ripe fruit. It reveals abundant kirsch, lavender, black raspberry and dusty, loamy, earthy scents intermixed with notions of spring flowers and blackberries. There is not any oak evident in this dense effort. Its completeness and overall equilibrium are impressive. 92 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2010 Bodegas Avante Avante Tempranillo
Ribera Del Duero, Castilla Leon, Spain
It offers plenty of charcoal, graphite, black currant, licorice and forest floor notes in a rich, full-throttle format. 92 Pts Robert parker
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2009 Finca Sandoval Signo, 90% Bobal and 10% Syrah
Manchuela, Spain
It boasts a dense purple color along with wonderful sweet, jammy strawberry and black cherry notes intermixed with floral, licorice, graphite and spice characteristics. This dense red reveals a terrific texture as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel, yet it is light on its feet.
92 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99