Wine Tasting 12/17/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on December 12, 2013 No Comments yet

With the holidays approaching we have a stellar tasting planned for you.
Great feast wines as we as gifts.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2010 Francois Chidaine “Les Bouchet”, Vouvray, – Chenin Blanc
Loire Valley, France
Quince preserves, honey, and high-toned herbal and floral essences on the nose. Tangerine cream, candied grapefruit rind, quince preserves, and nougat inform a rich, creamy palate that nonetheless incorporates a welcome persistence of juicy fresh citrus. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2012 Tablas Creek “Patelin” Grenache Blanc/ Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne
Paso Robles, California
Pretty and elegant, with plenty of white peach, citrus rind and spice, this rounded, supple white has a hard-to-resist texture and while fresh and clean enough to drink nicely on its own. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2012 La Cartuja, Priorat, Spain – Grenache/Carinena
Priorat, Spain
It was aged for eight months in 50% new and 50% used French oak. The wine possesses phenomenal minerality along with notes of crushed rocks/wet steel, graphite, blueberries and raspberries, medium to full-bodied flavors, and sensational purity, texture and length. 93 Pts Wine Advocate (previous vintage)
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2008 Krupp “Veraison”, Stagecoach Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah
Napa Valley, California
Bordeaux-like in structure, showing density and a range of flavors built around dried currant, cedar, graphite, dried anise and black licorice, ending with firm, dry tannins. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
Retail $52.99

2011 Honig, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Napa Valley, California
Graceful and elegant, featuring lively red and dark berry flavors, with touches of black licorice and mocha-laced espresso, showing focus on the long, tapered finish. 93 pts Wine Spectator
Retail $39.99

Wine Tasting 12/10/13

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on December 5, 2013 No Comments yet

Stop in this Friday night between 7-9pm to get a taste of Rave Review Recipes. Liquor made specifically
for cooking. Great for holiday delights or a stocking stuffer.

You don’t want to miss this Tuesday’s Tasting!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2010 Jonata The Pairing White Blend Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier.
Offering up plenty of exotic green fruit, lychee, lemongrass and tropical notes, this medium-bodied, fresh and lively effort has great acidity, good texture and a clean, classy finish that has you coming back for another sip. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Loring Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
Offers up fantastic purity, loads of black and blue fruits, crushed flowers and even background meatiness to go with a seamless, voluptuous, yet also focused mouth feel. It’s impressive and should represent a smoking value. 91-93 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2010 Jonata The Pairing Red Blend 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Sangiovese and 10% Petit Verdot
Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California, USA
Exhibits complex aromas and flavors of currants, spice box, underbrush, chocolate and subtle gamey notes that come through with additional time in the glass. Medium-bodied, rich and with more structure than the price point would lead you to believe, this rock-solid blend will drink nicely through 2018. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

2009 Northstar Merlot 81% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot
Columbia Valley, Washington
Offers a beautiful bouquet of black cherry, red currants, underbrush and toast as well as a perfectly balanced, silky and elegant feel in the mouth. Leaning heavily towards to finesse driven side of the spectrum, with silky tannin, medium body and moderate concentration, it will evolve gracefully for upwards of a decade. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $11.00 Retail $29.99

2008 Col Solare 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah
Colombia Valley
Shows a cool, elegant profile with black currant, mineral, smoke, wild herbs and graphite along with a medium to full-bodied, fresh and pure palate. Featuring clean, integrated acidity and a layered, pure profile, it has the structure to continue evolving gracefully for another decade or more. 93 Pts Wine Advocate
Retail $41.99