Wine Tasting 2/3/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 28, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 Cristom Pinot Gris
Willamette Valley,Oregon
Fermented in stainless steel tanks and does not spend any time in oak barrels. It has a certain creaminess that comes from the several months that the wine spends on it lees. The wine has bright citrus-blossom aromas that range from tangerine zest to lime blossom. Apple, pear and melon are the fruit flavors that are often noted on the palate. This is a bright and lively wine that offers a broad flavor profile.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2013 Jocelyn Massicot Pouilly Fume
Loire Valley, France
Strongly illustrates its flint origins in a nose of white currant, grapefruit, nettle, sage and dill. Satisfyingly juicy on the palate, with hints of salt, herbs and pungent smokiness garnishing its melon, grapefruit and currants, in its finish it is persistently pungent and takes a rather austerely stony turn.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Luli Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
A pretty, fruit-loaded effort that offers up loads of ripe black cherry, spice-box and underbrush in its forward, supple, textured and delicious profile. It’s a fabulous Pinot Noir and should drink well for a couple years. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

Mendoza, Argentina
An intense red, showing concentrated flavors of dark plum, kirsch, dried beef and baker’s chocolate flanked by notes of tobacco leaf and ginger. The powerful finish is filled with sanguine details. 90Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail 16.99

2011 Bodega Aleanna El Enemigo Cabernet Franc
Mendoza, Argentina
92% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec
The winemaking is traditional Mendoza style. 100 year old Alsatianfoudres (barrels) from Italy that habe been re-toasted and reassembled in Mendoza. The gentleness of this wood, brings out the true character of cool climate cabernet franc. Refreshing black berry flavours and herbs, the texture soft and round, lushly built with crispy acidity.92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 1/27/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 22, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2012 Ministry of the Vinterior Chardonnay
Russian River, Sonoma, California
The wine shows complex aromas of lavender & citrus, lively on the palate with flavors of peach & minerality carrying throughout. Rombauer Chardonnay fans will love this wine!
BTG$8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 Jardin en Fleurs Vouvray
Loire Valley, France
Plump, with ginger and quince paste notes out front, followed by brioche, pear and fig flavors. Stays juicy through the finish with a toasted hazelnut edge adding a flattering note.
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2013 Diamandes Perlita 80% Malbec – 20% Syrah
Mendoza – Argentina
A beautifully layered red with dark chocolate, berry and light vanilla character. Full body plus ultra-fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Delicious now. 93 Pts james Suckling
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2013 Nine North Parcel #41 Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
This limited production Cabernet Sauvignon has rich, ripe black fruit flavors, a harmonious background of acidity and spice components with a silky texture a ripe tannins to round out this superbly balanced wine
BTG $9.00 Retail 22.99

2010 High Flyer Centerline Red Syrah, Zinfandel
Napa Valley, California
Continuing the tradition of Centerline, this wine over delivers with a focus on fruit and structure. 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.
BTG $9.50 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 1/20/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 15, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 DR. H. THANISCH Riesling QbA Feinherb Estate
Mosel, Germany
A minerally style, with ripe flavors of spiced peach, dried apple and red grapefruit. The long, vibrant finish is racy and focused. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2013 Domaine Lafage Cote d’Est 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Marsanne
Languedoc Roussillon, France
Aged in stainless steel on lees, is beautifully crisp and pure, with juicy acidity giving lift to notions of buttered citrus, green herbs and honeyed minerality. Medium-bodied, lively and certainly delicious, it’s a fantastic meal starter. 88 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2012 L’ECOLE No. 41 54% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Mourvèdre, 4% Malbec, 4% Grenache, 4% Cabernet Franc
Columbia Valley, Washington
Shows aromas of fresh plum, black cherry and spice. The generous dark fruit flavors and concentrated structure of this great food wine will have you reaching for a second glass.
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2012 Domaine Lafage Tessellae
Roussillon, France
100% old vine Carignan, aged ten months in concrete tank, that comes from vineyards in Maury and Les Aspres (both of which have schist soils). An old-world styled fruit-bomb, with its massive and decadently-styled blackberry fruit, spice, licorice and plum, this full-bodied effort has no hard edges, beautiful purity of fruit and a seamless texture that stays nicely focused and clean. Enjoy this sexy, voluptuous beauty over the coming 4-5 years (although I suspect it will last longer as well). 92 Pts Wine Advacate
BTG $7.00 Retail 16.99

2012 Novy Zinfandel
Russian River Valley, California
This fun Zin is jammy and ripe, delivering dark black cherry, spice and caramel flavors. The tannins sneak in on the finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 1/13/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 8, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Cyprus Sauvignon Blanc
Russian River, Sonoma, California
Great fruit, perfect vintage, barrels and steel combined to create an excepConal Sauvignon Blanc. The Acacia barrels highlight the flinCness of the varietal, and tames the intensity of the Musque clone, delivering a complex, balanced wine reminiscent of Sancerre
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 Domaine Gilles Noblet Pouilly Fuisse
Burgundy, France
Brilliant color of pale gold color. In a good intensity, it is rather dominant mineral and spicy, there are also hints of pear and acacia blossom. His attack is pretty full with a dominant citrus. The end has a good persistence with spices and lemon zest. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

2013 Domaine Saint Leocadie 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Carignan
Languedoc, France
The wine has an intense ruby red colour. On the nose, the wine expresses berries compote aromas as well as liquorice.
There is an harmonious feel in the mouth with rounded tannins and fruity tones on the palate.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2011 Vina Pedrosa Crianza
Ribera del Duero, Spain
An exuberant wine with a deep, ruby-red color. On the palate it is powerful, fruity, with noble tannins that give the wine a great concentration and opulence. Vivid, with sensations of fruit, menthol, cocoa, toasted coffee and minerals. Clearly distinguishable aromas of fresh fruit underscored by notes of cedar and licorice, with a most elegant mineral touch. Powerful and enveloping in the mouth with a very long finish. Great intensity on the nose, ripe fruit, balsamic, spicy aromas with a wonderful mineral backbone. 90 Pts Wine Advacate
BTG $9.75 Retail 25.99

2012 Ceralti, Bolgheri Rosso “Scire” Super Tuscan 70% Cabernet, 30% Merlot
Tuscany, Italy
This wine is intense ruby red in color, with a sweet note of dark red fruits. It is rich and full with moderate
tannins in a well balanced frame. The fine acidity marry well with the persistent finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99