Wine Tasting 9/1/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 27, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Charles Lafitte Rose Prestige
40% Chardonnay 30% Pinot Noir 30% Pinot Meunier, with 16% Bouzy red wine
A bright and crystal clear, deep salmon pink with light and fleeting coppery highlights. An ample bubble chain, unbroken and long lasting. Fresh, very pure and really elegant, the nose brings out clean, delicate and engaging fragrances of freshly picked red fruits (wild strawberries, raspberries and blackberries). A full, tasty and smooth impact. The mouth reflects great continuity with the fruits unveiled by the nose, developing towards smooth and warm flavors. A clean and long finish enhanced by a floral touch of dried rose petals.
BTG $5.50 Retail $10.99

2013 Sauvion Muscadet Sevre Et Maine
Loire Valley, France
Light, easy to drink and thirst quenching, clean and refreshing. Aromas of mint and green apples give way to flavors which are bone dry and snappy. A fruity Muscadet, it shows delicious citrus and green apple freshness. It’s light, clean, totally dry and equally ready to drink. Sauvion are long-time experts in Muscadet, and it shows in this refreshing wine.
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2012 Recuerdo Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Has a complex bouquet of dried flowers, raspberries, blueberries and sweet vanilla. This pure Malbec from stony and sandy soils is aged in mostly third-use oak barrels with some wine kept in vats in order to preserve the fruit and freshness of the wine. The palate is medium-bodied, with great acidity and freshness, pure, focused flavors and great length. Superb for the price. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Tom Gore Cabernet
Sonoma, Ca
Tom Gore is a second generation grape farmer from Sonoma County and from the time he learned to walk, he was stomping alongside his dad, getting dirty, and taking care of the grapes. The Cabernet Sauvignon is dark red in color with aromas of currant and plum and wonderful hints of mocha and coffee on the palate. This wine is fruit forward with a supple mouthfeel and medium body.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 Divining Rod Divine Red
Lodi, Ca
Zinfandel, Cabernet & Petite Syrah Deep, rich, red color opens with aromas of blackberry, cedar and cinnamon. The blackberry and black pepper flavors are complemented by hints of plum and cassis, giving the wine depth and complexity. New French oak adds a pleasant mouth feel, texture and weight giving the right amount of influence to envelop the wine in a fitting tannic structure and a long finish that preserves the integrity and brightness of the Lodi fruit.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

Wine Tasting 8/25/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 20, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Gassier Sables d’Azur Rosé
Provence, France
34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Cinsault, Salmon-colored, Elegant nose with delicate hints of white flowers, small red fruit and citrus zest.
Clean, yet full of the fragrance of fresh fruit. Ends on a slightly sharp note, which emphasizes its length. 88 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2014 St Supery Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, Ca
Brilliant pale yellow hues are speared with youthful hints of green. Aromas are rich and enticing. Grapefruit, green lime, caper, and citrus tones couple with a vibrant note of lychee. Flavors present incredible intensity of grapefruit, lime and lemon zest, all with a subtle thread of fennel. The 2014 vintage produced a powerful and intense Sauvignon Blanc.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2012 Mercer Cabernet
Columbia Valley, Washington
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 7% Merlot, 4% Other. Aromas of black cherry, dark plum, and blackberry jam are elevated with hints of brown sugar, clove and cocoa. The lush fruit continues in the palate, contributing to the round and full mouthfeel. Well integrated oak and sleek tannins lead into a velvety finish with a nice touch of acidity on the end. This wine is a lovely balance of power and grace. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 The Rule Cabernet
Napa Valley, Ca
Aged in 100% French oak for 18 months before being blended with small lots of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot.
Strawberry, Currant, Vanilla and Tobacco are ingrained in the initial aromas of this Cabernet. The palate evolves into a lush combination of Red Vines, black cherry and cigar box. This wine has aging potential but you will not be disappointed if enjoyed sooner than later.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Moss Roxx Zinfandel
Lodi, Ca
This is not your everyday wine. A big flavorful Zinfandel from Lodi’s half to century year-old vines. A dense and dark red wine. Mature round tannins accenting generous cherry, raspberry, chocolate, caramel, and baking spice with a smooth, long finish. This Zinfandel is truly a delectable expression of Lodi’s signature terroir.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 8/18/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 13, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Bisol Jeio Prosecco
Northeast, Italy
A brilliant straw yellow and an extremely fine and vivacious with a fruitiness emerging – pleasing, fresh and elegant. The blend is 90% Prosécco, 6% Pinot Bianco and 4% Verdiso. A notably “brut” personality. 89pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2013 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc
Napa, Ca
Using naturally occurring yeasts found on the grapes, fermented in French oak casks that were temperature-controlled for a cool fermentation to retain all of the grapes’ delicate aromas. Using the best lots of the vintage and aged nine months. Aging in large casks adds another layer of complexity and texture while highlighting the wonderful aromatics of tropical guava, lime zest and rose petals. The full mouthfeel, mouth-watering acidity and persistent finish. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2013 Garnet Pinot Noir
Monterey, CA
This is a Pinot with elegance and extract, but also with a lush body and silky texture. Aromas include ripe blackberries, cherry preserves, vanilla hazelnuts and toasted French oak. Velvety richness of the attack. The flavors of dark red fruits and exotic spices just make this a juicy, delicious mouthful of wine.
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2011 Bodgas Caro Amancaya
Mendoza, Argentina
A blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and shows a classical profile of tobacco, cedar wood, balsam and perfectly ripe fruit. It has great balance and integration of fruit, oak and acidity, it has no edges and drinks beautifully now, but has the stuffing to last well.
90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 The Prisoner Wine Co “Cuttings” Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel.
Napa Valley, Ca
Powerful and structured, the wine features intense aromas of ripe plum reduction layered with hints of cocoa powder and cigar box. Velvety with dense flavors of black cherry, cola and freshly roasted coffee beans which lead to soft tannins and a plush, lengthy finish.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
Retail 49.99

Wine Tasting 8/11/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 6, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings
2014 Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay
Languedoc Roussillon, France
About one third is aged three months in Burgundian barrels and the rest in stainless-steel tanks, but an interesting twist is that the 70% that was aged in tank was aged on Viognier lees–obviously trying to give it more of a floral character. The wine is just lovely, with plenty of tropical fruit, such as peach, honeysuckle, apricot and pineapple that jump from the glass, which offers clean, fresh acids, a medium-bodied mouthfeel and delicious mineral underpining. This is quite impressive and is an exceptional value. 89 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2014 Le Charmel Rose, Cotes du Provence
Provence, France
From vineyards in the Provencal hillsides near the village of Bandol on the Mediterranean coast. The wine is blended from the prime Provence grape varieties: 30% Syrah, 30% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, and 10% of the lesser known varietal Rolle, known in Italy as Vermentino. aromas and flavors of raspberries and strawberries that come bursting forth with hints of wild flowers. On the palate, the wine is refreshingly bright and clean, with the berry flavors mingling with pears and a healthy acidity to give it that lovely freshness.
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99
2013 Lafond Pinot Noir
Santa Rita Hills, CA
Santa Rita Hills is a small appellation at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley that has gained national recognition for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Combines delicacy with finesse, featuring a subtle mix of candied apple, strawberry, blueberry and wilted rose notes, with fine-grained, earth-laced tannins that linger. 91 pts wine Spectator(previous vintage)
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2013 TRENTADUE La Storia Reserve Zinfandel
Alexander Valley, California
Concentrated and lush, with a generous medley of ripe currant, floral, raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry flavors. Velvety texture sails through the finish alongside ripe tannins and cedary vanilla notes.
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99
2011 Michael Pozzan Annabella Special Selection Cabernet
Napa Valley, Ca
Ripe and concentrated, with tart blueberry and blackberry flavors highlighted by mocha- and cookie dough-scented toasty oak and firm, cedary tannins folding into the finish. A great value!
BTG $7.75 Retail 18.99