Wine Tasting 9/29/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 24, 2015 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 BUITENVERWACHTING Constantia Bayten Chardonnay
Coastal Region, South Africa
Bright and clear with light hay reflexes.Abundant and elegant floral tones joined by pleasant and fresh citrus tones.
Complex structure. Round and soft with a good aftertaste. Perfect balance between alcohol and acidity.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 SONOMA-LOEB Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, Ca
A big and bold Pinot Noir, shows all the hallmark traits of a Sonoma Coast Appellation Pinot Noir. Big cherry notes start off on the nose yielding notes of violets and rose petals mingled with baking spice.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2014 FRANÇOIS LURTON Syrah-Grenache Vin de Pays d’Oc Les Hauts de Janeil
VDP, France
Attractive deep red colour. Concentrated nose of black cherry, spice, white pepper comple¬mented by notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Good roundness on the palate with plenty of suppleness in the mouth, the tannins are dense with an elegant structure. Long and aromatic with black fruits on the finish.
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2013 McManis “North Forty Red” (Petit Verdot / Tannat / Zinfandel Blend)
California
The 2013 North Forty Red is highly pigmented purple in hue with a depth of color, which makes it appear almost black. Aromatically the wine displays substantial dark berry fruit, accompanied by mocha, and a modicum of vanilla. The wine is creamy and dense. Flavors of black raspberry and blackberry are commingled with dark chocolate which is contributed from aging on French Oak. While the blend has significant tannins, it is mouthwatering.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 Textbook Cabernet
Napa,Ca
Spent 16 months in French oak. It exhibits the vintage’s attractive notes of spice box, generous fruit, outstanding ripeness, and fine purity. This is a delicious “textbook” Cabernet Sauvignon that should well young and age effortlessly for 15 or more years. 90 pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 9/22/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 17, 2015 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Conde Villar Vinho Verde (Grape variety: Loureiro, Arinto, Trajadura)
Minho, Portugal
Bright and clear with light hay reflexes.Abundant and elegant floral tones joined by pleasant and fresh citrus tones.
Complex structure. Round and soft with a good aftertaste. Perfect balance between alcohol and acidity.
BTG $5.25 Retail $9.99

2014 Los Dos Rosé
Campo de Borja, Spain
Grenache (85%) joins Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) in this crisp and lush Rosé from the Campo de Borja DO in northeastern Spain. Located between the Sierra de Moncayo mountain range and the Ebro River valley, this historic region has produced wine since the late 12th century. Like its red and white companions, this rosé is fermented in stainless steel and sees no oak aging, preserving the vibrantly youthful characteristics of the fruit.
BTG $5.25 Retail $9.99

2012 Saint Claire Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand
This supple, elegant wine features subtle floral and black cherry aromas. Hints of mushroom and dried thyme creep in on the palate, adding additional complexity. With its silky, lingering finish, this is a notable achievement for the price. Wine Enthusiast 90 points
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 THE ORIGINALS Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley , Washington
Tantalizing currant, blueberry, vanilla, nutmeg and white pepper aromas swirl in the glass of this classic Washington Cabernet. A rounded juicy palate of rich raspberry and vanilla guide the way to soft fruit development on the finish.
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

2013 Vina Cobos Felino Cabernet
Mendoza, Argentina
There’s plenty of minerality in this lively red, offering notes of white pepper to the luscious flavors of cherry and raspberry preserves. Licorice and red currant details show on the firm finish. 89Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

Wine Tasting 09/15/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 10, 2015 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 Suavia Soave Classico
Veneto, Italy
Well-balanced and fresh, with a creamy palate of ripe pear and apricot fruit, showing slivered almond, lemon curd and smoke notes. Lightly spiced, ending with a lively finish. 88 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2014 Paul Cherrier Sancerre Blanc
Loire Valley, France
Zesty lime and chive notes are set off against a flinty finish. Light, but fresh and mouthwatering, this is a beautiful expression of the Sancerre terrior.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2011 Bodegas J. Ramirez Rioja Ramírez de la Piscina Crianza
Rioja, Spain
A polished texture carries harmonious flavors of plum, dark chocolate, licorice and mineral in this solid red. Firm and fresh, this is not showy but has the structure to match with food. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2010 La Valentina 2010 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Spelt
Tuscany, Italy
Good dark ruby. Enticing scents of crushed blackberry, licorice and spices, plus a whiff of flint. Broad and pliant, with perfumed dark berry, licorice and flint flavors spreading out to coat the palate. Finishes smooth and long, with complex notes of pepper and herbs. 92 Pts Vinous
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2011 Bodegas Ordonez Ribera del Duero Avante
Ribera del Duero, Spain
Coffee and licorice notes frame plum and blackberry flavors in this solid red. Chewy tannins and balsamic acidity give structure. The wine stays fresh through the floral, spicy finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

Record Swap 9/13/15

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

Hollywood Vine-nyl Society Record Swap
Sunday September 13th noon – 5pm
Free Event

We had such a great turn out and so much fun at our last record swap we are doing it again. We invite you to join us for an afternoon of music and good times. Buy, sell or trade vinyl records, CD’s, DVD’s, Posters, Memorabilia and Artwork. Live music by Larry Joe Miller. Dj sets by Richard Vergez and Andrew Vincent. Vinyl records from the collections of local vinyl enthusiasts including Bob Perry of Blue Note Records.

Wine Tasting 9/8/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on September 3, 2015 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Lalucca Prosecco
Veneto, Italy
The nose is instantly defined and distinctive, offering up bold orchard fruits, crisp pears, and lemon curd, all of which come together in a rich, creamy off-dry style that is extremely appealing. There is a deft touch of minerality, playing nicely against the subtle sweetness of the wine. Vinified entirely in stainless steel employing the Charmat method, native, indigenous yeasts are utilized when possible. The finish shows excellent length and fine overall balance.
BTG $5.75 Retail $11.99

2013 Juan Gil Moscatel
Jumilla, Spain
Light, green-tinged gold. Fresh melon, peach and kiwi aromas are complemented by jasmine and white pepper. Juicy, tightly wound pit fruit and honeydew flavors. Delivers a lot of juicy, refreshing fruit and comes off almost weightless on the long, intensely spicy finish.
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2013 Manifesto Cabernet
Lake and Solano County , California
Deep ruby red in color. Bright, floral nose of cassis, dark red cherry, and rose petals. Secondary aromas of chocolatey rhubarb with hints of saddle leather and mint. Silky, medium bodied flavors of ripe red cherry, plum and cassis with backend notes of rhubarb, red meats, and Baker’s chocolate.
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2012 Jean Bous Grand Reserve Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
It presents an opaque, almost black violet color. Aromas with hints of ripe red fruit, plum, blackcurrant, black pepper and hints of candied fruit and jam. It has subtle notes of chocolate, coffee and walnut thanks to a long aging in French oak barrels. On the palate it is velvety in style, with soft and rounded tannins and notes of blackberry, spices and truffle that provide an aromatic complexity with an exquisite finish. BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2012 Renwood Zinfandel
Amador County, Ca
A fresh and youthful wine featuring strawberry and raspberry fruit aromas with just a hint of oak. The flavors are soft and flavorful with an appealing tang on the finish. This wine reminds us of old time Zinfandel where the fruit is prominent and the wine very honest with great drinkability. This wine is not serious or complicated, and with none of the heavy influence of oak or overzealous cellaring, it is a great sipping wine.
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99