Wine Tasting 3/4/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on February 27, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday March 4th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2012 Burgans Albarino
Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Reveals loads of tropical fruit, white peach, honeysuckle and apricot notes along with medium body and a fresh, lively style. The crisp acid and abundant fruit make this a hedonistic, crowd-pleasing, dry white.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2012 Villa Wolf Gewurtztraminer
Pfalz Region, Germany
This wine has a very pretty, classic Gewürztraminer aroma of rose petals and exotic fruits, with a spicy edge. It is zippy, fresh, crisp and juicy, with a superb acid
to sugar balance. Simply put, it is delicious and satisfying.
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2010 Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir
Sonoma, Santa Barbara & Mendicino, California
From Martin Ray a lively garnet color with aromas of intense fruit, luscious,vanilla and spice. Bright fruit flavors of fresh strawberry, cherry, raspberry and ripe plum are layered with creamy vanilla, earthy overtones, tea spice and sweet toasty oak on the finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2012 Honoro Vera Merlot
Jumilla, Spain
Ripe, supple and succulent, offering a juicy mouthful of red berry and blackberry. Elegant and intense, building to a lingering aftertaste of
fruit, spice and mineral notes.
BTG $5.25 Retail $9.99

2011 Tapiz Cabernet
Mendoza, Argentina
Bright ruby-red. Wild, musky aromas of black cherry, crushed blackberry, shoe polish, spices, chocolate and licorice pastille, with a whiff of meaty redution: very Old World. Then fat, ripe and sweet in the mouth, with a sexy leesy complexity to the deep flavors of blackberry, mocha, chocolate, herbs and licorice. Creamy, mouthcoating wine with substantial ripe tannins and lingering notes of cassis, licorice and herbs. Legendary Pomerol winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, who made more than 40 vintages at Chateau Petrus, is now involved at Tapiz. An extraordinary value. 91 points Stephen Tanzer
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 2/25/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on February 19, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, February 25th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2012 Chantepierre Tavel Rose
Southern Rhône France
Offers mulled strawberry and red currant notes, with bergamot and blood orange details on the finish.
88 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2012 Vinaceous “Shakre” Chardonnay
Margaret River, Australia
Fresh and appealing, with clear-eyed pear and pineapple fruit playing out on a medium-weight frame. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2010 L’Ecole NO 41 Syrah
Columbia Valley, Washington
Grippy tannins give way to fleshy plum and currant fruit, shaded with hints of fennel and peach fuzz, lingering well.
91 Pts Wine Spectator 2013 Top 100 Wines #57
BTG $11.00 Retail $29.99

2011 My Essential Red Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot
Santa Ynez, California
Master Sommelier, Richard Betts (of Betts & Scholl) has made this lighter, more finessed style of wine just to his liking. It’s delicious and accessible with pure fruit flavors all in perfect harmony.
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

2010 Gordon Brothers Cabernet
Columbia Valley, Washington
Tangy and juicy, with cranberry-accented cherry and spice flavors, lingering against velvety tannins on the expressive finish. This has intensity and grace. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting2/18/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on February 13, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, February 18th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2011 Ross Andrew Meadow White
Medium-bodied, lively and sweetly fruited effort that has plenty of sugared peaches, lychee nut and citrus as well as good overall texture and freshness. Comprised mostly of Pinot Blanc, yet with smaller portions of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, it’s a delicious easygoing white meant for quaffing .
88Pts Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay
Sonoma, California
Fruit aromas of green apple, lime and pineapple are complemented with touches of nougat, caramel and Sonoma-Cutrer’s signature minerality. True to the Russian River Ranches style, the wine is elegant and balanced with a nice, bright acidity. Crisp and zesty flavors of lime, lemon drop and grapefruit are accented with peach notes and a nice barrel spice. A light, creamy mid-palate flows to a crisp, citrus acidity for a long, lingering after palate.
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2009 Monteti “Caburno” 65-25-10 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet and Merlot
Tuscany, Italy
a full and generous wine with layers of red cherry, light spice and leather that are delivered in quick succession. Sharp freshness cuts to the back of the palate and gives this wine an incredibly vibrant feel. The menthol reinforces those sensations and peppermint-like tones also present here. At this price, this is an unbelievable steal. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2010 Spice Route “Chakalaka” Syrah, Mourvedré, Carignan, Tannat, Grenache and Petite Sirah.
Swartland, South Africa
Solid, featuring dark plum, currant and blackberry fruit melded with a roasted apple wood note. A sanguine edge fills in the finish, exhibiting enough length and depth for modest cellaring. A terrific value. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Carnivor Cabernet
Notes of espresso, toasted oak and chocolate give the sturdy mid-palate an edgy undertone.Big and bold in style, Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep, inky color that alludes to its rich dark fruit layers. A plush, velvety mouthfeel creates a refined smoothness that leads the way to a long, silky finish.
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

Valentine tasting 2/14/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on February 11, 2014 No Comments yet

Friday the 14th is Valentine’s Day and we’ve been working on a couple of treats for you. We have settled on chocolate, because everyone loves chocolate, plus a vodka tasting. Sounds like a fine plan don’t you think? Come in on Friday night the 14th and enjoy! Meadow Creek chocolates are available all evening(or until we run out), the complimentary Purity Vodka Tasting will be from 7pm until 10pm.

Meadow Creek Spice Company will offer free samples of its Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles. Of course they will be available for purchase as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift or to enjoy here at Hollywood Vine with that special someone. If you haven’t already tried them you are in for a treat, Meadow Creek chocolates are handmade, starting with the finest black cocoa available. Then they hand-press fresh organic berries and blend with their custom-made chocolate to create a perfect, one-of-a-kind truffle that’s sure to delight. Available in 3 varieties: Blackberry/blueberry, Raspberry and Walnut.

Purity® Vodka is the result of a master blender’s quest to develop and produce the world’s finest ultra premium vodka. After a decade of redefining the recipe for Purity Vodka, the multi-awarded Master Blender Thomas Kuuttanen has succeeded in his quest to redefine vodka; developing a vodka different from all others with maximum character and a smooth, full-bodied taste. Purity® Vodka comes to life in a proprietary vodka still made of copper and gold at 13th Century Ellinge Castle in the south of Sweden. Purity Vodka is made exclusively from natural ingredients including organic winter wheat and malted barley and is certified Organic in Europe and USA

Wine Tasting 2/11/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on February 6, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, February 11th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2013 Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Lovely tropical fruit notes of pineapple, passion fruit and guava with an undercurrent of honeycomb and toast spring from the glass of 2012 Sauvignon Blanc. This medium-bodied white offers tons of ripe, tropical, fruit salad flavors in the mouth plus a refreshing backbone of acidity to lift through the long finish with some toasty notes coming through.
91+ Pts Wine Advocate (previous vintage)
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Nollen Erben Bernkastler Spatlese Riesling
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer , Germany
Pale yellow gold. Aromas of apples, pear, quince, apricot and sweaty mango. Touch of creek stone. Off dry with peach, pear and Meyer Lemon flavors.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2010 Mouton Noir “OPP” Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Earthy, spicy, floral, herb-framed flavors of cherry with gingery wood spice tones.
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

2010 Cuvelier Los Andes Colleccion Blend (Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Petit Verdot)
Mendoza, Argentina
Polished and well-structured, this red offers fine tannins and fresh acidity supporting notes of pure cassis and black cherry puree. Spice, mineral and dark tobacco hints add range to the finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2009 Somerston Highflyer Centerline Red (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Grenache)
Napa Valley, Napa, North Coast, California
This wine over delivers with a focus on fruit and structure. The wine is balanced and the aromas are ripe with black cherry, chocolate, and spicy notes leap out of the glass. The palate full and rich with a touch of lush tannins, fresh berries, and rounded out by good acidity and integrated oak. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99