Wine Tasting 9/30/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 25, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2013 St Supery Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, Ca
Aromatic and intense, with focused, pure and juicy notes of lemongrass, lemon thyme and lemon. Offers an impressively smooth, succulent texture. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

NV Troublemaker Red Blend 54% Syrah, 22% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 11% Zinfandel
Central Coast, Calif
Troublemaker combines elegance and power. Dark ruby in color, it displays robust aromas of ripe black cherry, vanilla, nutmeg and tobacco. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel. Vibrant flavors of red berries and strawberry are layered with pepper, cocoa and anise. Displaying structure and balance, it will age beautifully.
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Aged for one year in French oak barrels and has an exotic nose of curry, cardamom, vanilla and blueberries. The ripe palate displays intense, penetrating flavors that provide good clarity and plenty of power. It is well-crafted with balance, power and elegance and at a very good price for the quality level.Conserving a vigorous red aspect, with violet tints and deep black hues. Aromas of red fruit, plum and cherry, combined with oak elegance. Velvety palate with a long and polished finish.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2012 Charkes Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet
Columbia Valley, Washington
An outstanding bottle of wine gives up big blueberry, spice, crushed flowers and violets in a seamless, sexy, yet fresh and delicious package. It too is a superb value and will have 5 to 7 years of longevity. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Klinker Brick Syrah
Lodi, Ca
A big, rich, full-bodied and expressive mix of spicy, beefy flavors, this deeply fruited Syrah flirts with berry jam yet gains depth and sophistication.
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

Wine Tasting 9/23/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 18, 2014 No Comments yet

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

NV Flor Prosecco
Friuli, Italy
The Flor is the house Prosecco served in renowned Chef Mario Batali’s restaurants. He and partners Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich created this delicate and fruity Prosecco to serve in restaurants like the revered Del Posto in New York. Flor is a delicate, fragrant, and fresh sparkler full of citrus and stone fruit flavors, with fine bubbles and creamy mousse with little almond bite.
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2013 Banyan Gewurztraminer
Monterey, Calif
This lovely little Gewurtztraminer is sourced from the Monterey County area, regarded as one of the finiest places for Gewurz in California. The nose shows florals and light citrus in addition to tropical fruit. The palate is rich with rosewater, moderate acidity and ample tropical fruits.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2013 Anne Amie Cuvee A Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
AROMA of pie cherry, strawberry, rosewood, cedar, clove, black tea, cinnamon. FLAVOR: cranberry, blackberry, tart cherry cola, currants, spice box, citrus peel FINISH:long, smooth, salivating acidity
BTG $9.75 Retail $25.99

2012 Aletta Garnacha
Aragon, Spain
(all stainless steel): Vivid ruby. Fresh cherry, raspberry and white pepper on the nose. Pliant and approachable, with bright acidity giving lift to jammy red fruit and spice flavors. Smooth, seamless and appealingly spicy, with fine-grained tannins and good juicy persistence. 89 Points | International Wine Cellar
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

2012 Reto Malbec
70% San Rafael – 30% Valle de UCO
Bright violet red. The scents are lilac and violet especially with berries. The flavor is sweet, with good acidity, smooth tannins sweet elegant round, red cherry and plum fruit matures. The wood is perfectly giving amalgam vanilla and chocolate flavors
It ends with long, elegant tannins.
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

Wine Tasting 9/16/14

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

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

A great find from Israel

2013 Tabor Adama Sauvignon Blanc
Galilee, Israel
Abundant in bright citrus fruit flavors and aromas such as grapefruit and lemon underlayered with tropical fruit hints of guava and passionfruit. This wine combines a soft crisp body and distinct flavors, making it an ideal drinking wine on warm summer days.
The wine is clean and refreshing and leaves a pleasant enduring finish. 89 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2013 Mt Tabor Chardonnay
Galilee, Israel
A light, crisp Chardonnay that is perfect for casual drinking or paired with lighter fare. This wine is bright and easy drinking for all occasions and is all steel fermented with an emphasis on crisp green apples and fresh pear. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2012 Mt Tabor Merlot
Galilee, Israel
The wine consists of 85% Merlot grapes and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. This maintains the freshness and vitality of the grape to retain the variety’s classic aromas of red cherry and currants with hints of black pepper. The wine has a dark red color, well balanced acidity with a medium body and is ready to drink. 89 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2012 Mt Tabor Cabernet
Galilee, Israel
The wine is soft-medium to full bodied and pleasant to drink. The wine was especially created for moments of joy, closeness and good friendship. It is fresh and fruity and carries the spirit of Mount Tabor. 88 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2010 Tabor Adama Merlot
Galilee, Israel
This wine has pronounced flavors of black forest fruits, underlayed by plums and tobacco. The Upper Galilee Merlot grapes provide the wine with a complexity which combines spicy aromas of Mediterranean herbs in a velvety, elegant body typical to the variety. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and bottled aged for an additional year giving it a long and complex finish. 93 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2010 Tabor Adama Cabernet
Galilee, Israel
This wine’s earthy and robust full body. The wine is a deep dark ruby red with cherry hues and a rich round body. Core flavors of black forest fruit, cassis and blueberries with chocolate, vanilla and coffee are pronounced. Notes of aged wood combined with balanced acidity lead to a long complex finish. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and once bottled, an additional year in the winery cellars giving it refinement and complexity. 90Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 9/9/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 4, 2014 No Comments yet

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

2013 Burgans Albarino
Rias Baixas, Spain
Aged in stainless steel with lees stirring comes from a steep hillside, inland site that is harvested three to four weeks later than most of the coastal Albarinos. Offers crisp, fresh, lively honeysuckle, white peach and apricot notes, medium-bodied, dry flavors, and lots of fruit and perfume. 89 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc
Constantia, South Africa
It has a very attractive nose with scents of greengage, fresh gooseberry and dewy green apples. It is quite understated at first, gradually unfurling in the glass but all the time remaining extremely composed. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry with gooseberry, Cornice pear and Granny Smith apples. It is nicely balanced with well-judged acidity. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2008 Torre de Golban Crianza
Ribera del Duero, Spain
Opaque purple. Aromas of dark berries, licorice and candied violet, with a spicy topnote. Picks up floral nuances with air and shows deep black and blue fruits on the palate. A peppery note adds lift to the focused, persistent finish. 89 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

2011 Milbrandt Cabernet Reserve
Wahluke Slope, Washington
A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2011 The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon is a rocking value that offers up notions of creme de cassis, licorice, toast and freshly sharpened pencil on the nose. Fruit-forward, medium to full-bodied, voluptuous and with fabulous richness, it’s about as sexy as Cabernet. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2012 Vinum Cellars Petite Sirah
Clarksburg, CA
The color is inky purple with maximum teeth staining capacity and has ripe plummy aromas backed with leathery and slight earth notes… On the palate this wine shines with ripe blue fruit such as blueberry, huckleberry and blackberries. These deep fruit notes sit on a silky tannin matrix of French oak with hints of vanilla, but finishes elegantly with cassis.
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99