Wine Tasting 7/1/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 17, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, July 1st , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2009 Graham Beck Vintage Rose
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Crafted from 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay the Brut Rosé Vintage (Chardonnay). The two varietals each add their own special magic to the final blend – Chardonnay for fruit and elegance and Pinot Noir for length of flavour and a touch of colour. The delightful salmon pink colour perfectly complements the delicious strawberry fruit flavours. Savour the light yeasty aromas, good freshness on the nose and rich creamy complexity on the palate. Fine mousse and a great length of flavour round off this blushing stunner.
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99
2012 Brochard Sancerre
Loire Valley, France
Produced in the village of Chavignol also famous for its fine goats cheese, this is a classical Sancerre with fresh and fragrant Sauvignon fruit with overtones of gooseberries and with bright refreshing acidity. First class Sancerre
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

2012 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Pinot Noir
Sonoma, California
From Anderson Valley, exhibits the blue fruit side of Pinot Noir. Blueberry and raspberry notes intermixed with soil undertones are followed by a wine with an elegant, light to medium-bodied mouthfeel.
BTG$11.00 Retail $29.99

2012 Liveli Primonero Negroamaro/Primitivo
Puglia, Italy
Deep ruby red with purple nuances. Fine and intense fresh fruit aromas and flowery bouquet. Well balanced sweetness and acidity, soft and rich, the lingering finish is characterized by sweet tannins and fruit.
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2011 Bodegas Triton Tempranillo Tridente
Marches, Italy
Sourced from old bush vines and aged in French oak for 15 months: Bright purple. Sexy, oak-spiced dark berries, cola and vanilla on the perfumed nose. Smoky, pliant and appealingly sweet, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors that become livelier with air. Finishes sweet and seamless, with echoing cola and blue fruit notes. 91 pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

Wine Tasting 6/24/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 16, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, June 24th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2013 A to Z Riesling
Has fresh aromas of citrus, tangerine peel, ripe melon, sea shells and white flowers. Time in glass reveals aromas of pear, white raisin, lemongrass, guava and kiwi. The aromas carry through to the attack with citrus, wet stone and raspberry. The acidity on the mid-palate is balanced by a hint of sweetness. The finish is long and clean with lingering flavors of lime and wet stone. Complete, complex and beautiful.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 Juan Gil Dry Muscat
Jumilla, Spain
Green-tinged straw. High-pitched citrus and pit fruit aromas are complicated by notes of white pepper and candied ginger. Sappy, penetrating and intensely fruity, yet dry, offering fresh nectarine and orange flavors and a touch of bitter pear skin. Closes spicy and very long. 90 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2013 Bodegas Atalaya Laya 70% Garnacha and 30% Monastrell
Almansa, Spain
Has a superb bouquet of pure dark cherries, blackberry and incense that would normally grace a wine far more expensive. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of succulent black fruit that is neatly entwined with the subtle French oak. It is not a complex wine, but it is supremely well-crafted for the unbeatable price. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG$5.50 Retail $10.99

2011 Selvapiana Chianti “Ruffina”
Tuscany, Italy
Ruby-red. Redcurrant, plum and cinnamon on the fruity nose. Fresh and juicy, with ripe red cherry and spicy raspberry flavors given clarity and cut by lovely mineral tang. This outstanding everyday Chianti finishes smooth and long. 90 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2011 Stolpman Vineyards Syrah Estate Grown
Santa Ynez Valley, California
Fresh dark red-ruby. Slightly reduced aromas of black raspberry, smoky minerals, plum sauce and smoked meat, plus a hint of purple fruits. Then densely packed, vibrant and savory, with superb energy and acid cut to the sweet dark fruit, flint, violet, pepper and fresh herb flavors. A very juicy, penetrating style of syrah, and very 2011 in character, not to mention Cote-Rotie-like. Finishes with verve and aromatic persistence. Ridiculously underpriced. 92Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 6/17/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 12, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, June 17th , 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2012 Bastianich Pinot Grigio “Adriatico
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Round and full-bodied with good mineral and acidic structure. Hints of ripe apple and pear.
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2013 Six Hats Chenin Blanc
Western Cape, South Africa
Bright, with friendly honeysuckle, white peach and pear notes. The fresh finish has good cut.
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2012 La Mozza “I Perazzi”
Tuscany, Italy
85% Morellino (the local name for Sangiovese in Maremma), 5% Syrah, 5% Alicante, 2% Colorino, 3% Ciliegiolo%
Juicy dark fruit mingles with spice and licorice and bright ripe cherry with a soft texture.
BTG$8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Bonny Doon ” A Proper Claret” 62% cabernet sauvignon, 22% petit verdot, 8% tannat, 7% syrah and 1% petite sirah
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Deep ruby. Smoky, wild aromas of dried cherry and cured meat, with a peppery overtone. Supple and open-knit, with good breadth to its bitter cherry and game flavors. The energetic finish is firmed by dusty tannins and leaves a cracked pepper note behind.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2010 Happy Canyon Merlot
Santa Barbara, California
Deep ruby. Cherry, mocha and dried rose scents. Juicy and precise, with good energy to its sappy red fruit flavors. A touch of mint adds bite to the finish, which leaves a, spicy cherry note behind.
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99