Wine Tasting 6/30/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 25, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Carnard-Duchene Authentic Brut
Champagne, France
45% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay., 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. 90 Pts Stephen Tanzer
Retail $36.99

2014 Astrolab Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
With a pretty, relatively restrained lemon peel, grapefruit and fresh grass nose accented by hints of wet pebbles and pea pods, medium-bodied, has a nice grip of astringency to the texture and a lively acid backbone going long in the herbal-laced finish. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Angels And Cowboys Red Blend
Sonoma, North Coast, California
Zinfandel , Syrah , Petite Verdot , Sangiovese, Petite Sirah and Malbec
A sexy 2012 Proprietary Red with lots of chocolate, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, a dark ruby/plum color, medium to full body, a velvety, opulent mouthfeel, and no hard edges, there is lots of interest and character in this juicy, succulent red. 88 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Casarena Reserve Sinergy
Mendoza, Argentina
70% malbec, 20% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot
Saturated ruby-red. Reticent aromas of currant, pepper and herbs; showing its cabernet franc element today. Sappy, sweet and thick, with a saline reserve and herb-and-pepper lift to the red and black fruit flavors. Finishes with brisk tannins and very good length.
90 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Immortal Old Vines Zinfandel
Lodi, California
The color is truly Immortal. Its rich dark color goes on and on and on. The deceptively subtle aromas combine red current, raspberries, red cherries, with earthy cedar marrying together to put your olfactory senses into a new dimension. In the mouth, the palate is wrapped in a mysterious, velvety layered mix of raspberry cordial, sweet mouth filling red fruit, blackberry and red current, leading to a lengthy rich mouth filling almost breathless finish.
BTG $6.00 Retail 12.99

Wine Tasting 6/23/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 18, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Infamous Goose
Marlborough’s Wairau River Valley, NZ
low-fertility soil reduces vigor, yielding lush, aromatic, ripe fruit. The fruit is picked at optimal ripeness and destemmed and the free-run juice is cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine has fresh aromas and flavors of nectarine, peach and gooseberry followed by fresh acidity and a clean finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 Route 128 Chardonnay
Santa Barbara, Ca
Bright tropical fruit aromas with hints of green apple and citrus characteristics found only in this terroir. This complexity of creamy tropics is bottled sunshine that compliments any coastal fair.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2013 Route 128 Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara, Ca
Hand selected by the Opatz’ because of Santa Barbara’s singular uniqueness in all of the coastal wine regions of California. Here vineyards, scattered among the ancient sand dunes, produce wines of depth and character with lush black cherry, strawberry, and raspberry fruit characteristics. This complexity of sand, sea and cool climate captures Pinot Noir in its most fruit forward style. This mellow wine, with complex soft tannins and Burgundian-style, compliments a variety of cuisine.
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Jax Y3 Taureau
Napa Valley, California
Proprietary Red Blend of 40% Merlot, 40% Petite Sirah and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The blend pushes through to the senses aromas of blackberry, wild cherry and espresso. Boasting a sensational flood of deep plum, black cherry and kirsch all supported by polished tannins. Balanced and delicious. 89 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2012 Drops of Jupitor
Fruit-forward, insanely loveable Petite Sirah-based Red Wine. The minute you uncork the bottle, the boysenberry fruit leaps from your glass. With soft, supple tannins.
BTG $5.50 Retail 10.99

Wine Tasting 6/16/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on June 11, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 D’ESCLANS Whispering Angels Rose
Provence, France
A beautiful peachy pink or light salmon color. The nose is fresh with pure, sweet notes of raspberry and strawberry. The wine is completely dry with a slight glycerol roundness married to a serious acid backbone. Those same pure fruit aromas are mirrored on the palate. The wine is fresh and bright; it’s expansive on the mid-palate, and has long, clean, fresh finish. 92 Pts Bordeaux Index
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

Napa Valley, Ca
Fruit aromas of white peach and Fuji apple fill your nose along with brioche toast and a touch of spice. The palate zings with bright acidity, unveiling ripe apple and pear fruit, with lovely tropical and pineapple flavors. Round and creamy mouthfeel finishes with a crisp and clean finish. 91 Pts Wine Review Online
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Almost floral, with tones of lavender, dried berries, baking chocolate, bacon bits. Aromas are rich, velvety and wonderfully appealing. PALATE: Silky round entry with acid to balance and high fruit concentration. The nose leaves no doubt about the seriousness of this wine. The palate is fruit driven both before and after the high tannin middle core. The finish is long, not drying of tannin, and beckons a second sip.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Duckhorn Decoy Red Blend
Napa Valley, California
62% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Zinfandel, 4% Cabernet Franc
The exceptional 2012 growing season yielded a delicious Decoy Red Wine with voluptuous boysenberry jam and bramble aromas, as well as hints of violet and spice. On the palate, lush red and black fruit flavors are accentuated by well-proportioned tannins that add structure while carrying the wine to a long, satisfying finish.
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

Napa Valley, California
40% Merlot, 40% Petite Sirah and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit intermixed with notions of chocolate, lavender, unsmoked cigar tobacco and underbrush are present in this meaty, chewy, attractive, velvety textured 2012. Enjoy this well-made red over the next decade. 90 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $13.00 Retail 36.99

Wine Tasting 6/9/15

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

2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme Vin de Table Little James Blanc
Southern Rhone, France
A smoking value that’s hard to beat , gives up lots of juicy peach, citrus and pineapple in its clean, quaffable and delicious profile. It sells for a song, yet has real class. A blend of close to equal parts Viognier and
Sauvignon Blanc. 88 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

NV DOMAINE BADOZ Brut Crémant du Jura
Jura/Savoie, France
A forward sparkler, with brioche, shortbread and yellow apple fruit flavors, Plump but fresh. 100% Chardonnay 89 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2013 VENICA & VENICA Merlot Collio
Friuli, Italy
Deeply colored, with aromas of tar and spicy black fruit, followed by herbal-tinged black cherry flavors. It’s fleshy and firm, mature enough to enjoy now with food.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2013 SLINGSHOT Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California
Family-owned winery led by James Stewart and is a wonderful example of the next generation winemakers that strive to grow quality fruit using sustainable methods and produce unpretentious fine wines using hand-crafted winemaking techniques. The Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Napa from three different esteemed vineyards, primarily from the Julianna Vineyard in Pope Valley. The aromas are expressive and on the palate abounds upfront dark, rich fruit that is balanced by good acidity and tannins. Low tones of dried fruit, spice and mocha linger long while waiting for the next sip. It is aged for 22 months in French barrels of which 30% are new.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2009 DOMINIO MANO A MANO Viño de la Tierra de Castilla Venta La Ossa
La Mancha, Spain
95% Tempranilllo, 5% Syrah, Dusky cherry colour. Discernible hints of creaminess, cocoa and ripe fruit together with spicy flourishes and unmistakable minerality. Powerful, tasty and long, with refined tannins and an overall sense of freshness.
BTG $7.50 Retail 17.99