Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 28, 2014 No Comments yet

Labor Day Hours: 12-8pm

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

L’Ecole No. 41 2012 Sémillon 13% Sauvignon Blanc.
Columbia Valley, Washington
Rich with vibrant fruit and balanced acidity, this pretty floral wine shows orange blossom, jasmine and honeyed aromas, with layers of lemon custard, fresh apricot and star fruit expanding on a textured, balanced finish WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

Paso Robles, Ca
Perfumes the nose with aromas of honeysuckle, citrus blossoms and apricots. Vibrant flavors of ripe pears, peaches, almonds and spice add to the lush mid-palate of this exceptional wine. The clean and refreshing citrus finish makes it a perfect partner for a variety of foods or a spectacular treat just by itself
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2010 DOMAINE DE TRIENNES Vin de Pays du Var St.-Auguste Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Provence, France
A dark, smoky version, with mulled plum and blackberry paste notes liberally lined with charcoal, dark olive and bay leaf flavors. Features a rugged feel through the toasty finish.. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2011 Tenuta Sant’Antonio Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Monti Garbi
Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
A thickly extracted and opulent expression that shows great care with the Ripasso technique of double fermentation. I love the tight lines of the wine. Steely tones of berry fruit and sun-ripened cherry act like rails that hold the wine’s heft and intensity together. It delivers the proverbial punch in a silken glove. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2011 Mas d’en Compte Black Slate Porrera
Priorat, Spain
Produced from 60% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 40% Carignan (80-year-old vines) aged 12 months in tank, foudre and used barrels, it tastes like a sexy, open-knit, lush, silky Pomerol. Loads of black currant and black cherry fruit, licorice, spice box and Christmas fruitcake emerge from this beautifully rich wine. Medium to full-bodied, heady and succulent. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 8/26/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 21, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Brut Authentic
Champagne, France
50% chardonnay, 40% pinot meunier and 10% pinot noir, all certified organic .Light gold. Fresh apple and lemon aromas and flavors are complemented by subtle floral and honey nuances. Light-bodied and clean, with good lift and finishing cut. In an understated, relatively straightforward style that’s quite easy to drink. 89 pts Stephen Tanzer
Retail $37.99

2013 Astrolab Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Province, New Zealand
Smooth and succulent, with white peach, green tea, melon and lime zest notes, all in harmony with the juicy, defined finish. Offers a good balance of elegance and power. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Belasco “llama”Old Vines Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Bright cherry-colored, with a nose of ripe red fruit with hints of toasty sesame seeds. Round, sweet tannins, polished with low acidity. 88 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2011 Aviary Red Blend 36% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Zinfandel 22% Merlot 7% Petit Syrah
Napa Valley, Ca
Presents aromas of cherry, blackberry, tobacco, and black currant, reinforced by notes of truffle, nutmeg and subtle cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is lush and juicy, with a fleshy midpalate and soft, lingering tannins. Refined oak-inspired elements of cedar and walnut highlight the rich dark fruit flavors, giving them an enticing black cherry pie quality.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2011 Matthew Joseph Cabernet
Napa Valley, Ca
The glass comes alive with aromas of Bing cherry and a touch of cocoa. With its incredible concentration and bright acidity, the palate begins with ripe cherry, toasted vanilla, and cassis. The perfectly balanced firm tannins come from the use of French oak and an earthiness from the Napa Valley terrior.
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

Wine Tasting 8/19/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 14, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2013 A.A. BADENHORST FAMILY Chenin Blanc
Swartland, South Africa
This bounces along, delivering a range of yellow apple, green melon, pear, chamomile and salted butter notes that all take turns strutting their stuff. Fresh and engaging through the finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 Cape Point Vineyards Stonehaven Sauvignon Blanc
Cape Point, South Africa
Has a pleasant citrus bouquet with a hint of patisserie in the background. The palate has a taut, citrus entry with touches of Japanese yellow plum and ginger. 88 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2012 CASA FERREIRINHA Douro Esteva
Douro Valley, Portugal
A firm, savory and medium-bodied red, with dried beef, raspberry and red plum flavors, showing some creamy notes in the mix. Cinnamon and dried herb accents appear on the juicy finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $5.25 Retail $9.99

2007 Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Red
Douro Valley, Portugal
Wood-aged wine, smooth and rich. Spice and toast combine with elegant soft tannins, sweet stone fruits and tight acidity. It feels rich, not heavy, its velvet texture gliding over the palate. 90 points WINE ENTHUSIAST
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

Douro, Valley, Portugal
A suave, juicy style, with taut, focused flavors of cherry, paprika, dark plum and beef. Firmly tannic, with some peppery notes that extend onto the dense, rich finish. 90 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99