Wine Tasting 5/3/16

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday May 3rd 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

Broadbent Vinho Verde Rose N/V
Vinho Verde, Portugal
40% Borraçal, 30% Espadeiro, 20% Amaral, 10% Vinhão
Made exclusively from red grape varieties. A soft crushing and pressing make it possible to gently extract the juice. The rosé must is clarified resulting in a bright, clear wine. An intense aroma, very delicate with notes of red fruits… well-balanced with a soft and slightly fizz finish.
BTG $5.50 Retail $9.99

Juve y Camps Rose of Pinot Noir Brut Cava N/V
Penedes, Spain
This Cava is beautiful, salmon-pink in color. On the nose, the delicate aromas evolve from notes of fresh red apple and strawberries to hints of honey white flowers and toasted almond. On the palate the texture is rich and creamy with a fine perlage. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2009 Monti Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Tuscany, Italy
Unfined and unfiltered to preserve all its fleshy, fruit flavors, this wine has a dark, inky, red color and intense aromas of ripe blackberries, cherries, and herbs with undertones of licorice, black pepper, and smoke. Generous, yet pure on the palate, this wine’s ripe, round tannins and delicate acidity make for an excellent overall structure.
90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.25 Retail $16.99

2013 Peachy Canyon “Westside” Zinfandel
Paso Robles, CA
77% ZINFANDEL, 13% PETITE SIRAH, 6% ALICANTE BOUSCHET, 3% SYRAH, 1% TANNAT
A BALANCED AND SMOOTH WINE WITH DEEP SPICE AND EARTH NOTES, OUR FLAGSHIP ZINFANDEL OPENS IN THE GLASS WITH RICH AROMAS OF BLACK CHERRY, VANILLA BEAN, ANISE, AND LEATHER. ON THE PALATE SENSUOUS SPICE NOTES OF CLOVE, FRESH NUTMEG, AND CIGAR COMBINE WITH PLUM, PEAT, AND CHESTNUT FLAVORS. A RADIANT STRUCTURE AND HARMONIOUS FINISH BRING THIS ELEGANT WINE TO A CLOSE.
BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

2013 Hendry “HRW” Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, Ca
Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels, 10% of which were new. The remaining barrels were 1 and 2-year-old barrels. Spicy, cedary, berry-blueberry aromas. Solid fruit and firm tannins. Round midpalate with blueberry, blackberry, licorice, dry cocoa and spice. Well-structured and balanced, full-flavored Cabernet Sauvignon. Great value.
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 4/26/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on April 21, 2016 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 26th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 CH Teyssier Pezat Blanc
Bordeaux, France
85% Sauvignon Blanc with the remainder being Semillon and signature Muscadelle
Shows pleasant zip, with shortbread, white peach and lemon zest notes that ripple through the bright, mouthwatering finish. Very solid.
89 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2014 Balletto Unoaked Chardonnay
Russian River, Sonoma , Ca
This wine opens with rocky minerality and a focused bright fruit. The two together are rare, awesome and alluring. The wine is mouthwatering and serious with an electric vein of minerality running deeply through the wine and into the long, lip-smacking finish. Then there is the structure, a slight grip throughout that lends tension, extends the wine and pulls the canvas tight. It’s all together. Lovely, yet serious.
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2011 Ruca Malen Reserve Petit Verdot
Mendoza, Argentina
The bright purple-colored 2011 Petit Verdot from Alto Agrelo has a nose that screams umami, with notes of meat broth, truffles, mushrooms and ripe black fruit. It is tasty, full-bodied and long. I loved this wine because it is completely different, if impossible to identify as either Argentine or Petit Verdot. Very good value. 90 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $7.75 Retail $18.99

2012 Baer “Star” Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Columbia Valley, Washington
Builds good tension between the ripe cherry and savory herbal flavors, which are set over a supple, plush-textured frame. This has depth and concentration to burn, finishing with a seductive feel. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.50 Retail $27.99

2012 Rejon Tempranillo
Toro, Spain
Opaque purple. Vibrant, seductively perfumed aromas of blackberry, violet candy, star anise and cracked pepper. Weighty dark berry flavors are brightened by smoky minerals, picking up a floral pastille quality with air. The smooth, sweet finish repeats the dark berry quality and leaves sexy floral and mineral notes behind. This distinctly elegant wine has the concentration and balance to reward patience. 93 Pts SK
Retail $44.99

Wine Tasting 4/19/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on April 14, 2016 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 19th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Bodegas Ordoñez-Rueda Nisia Verdeja Old Vines
Rueda, Central Spain
(aged on its lees in a combination of stainless steel tanks and large French oak barrels) Light, bright gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by suggestions of white flowers and quinine. Racy and sharply focused on entry and then more fleshy in the middle, offering sappy tangerine and pear flavors and a touch of fennel. Shows a silky quality on the finish, which hanges on with very good, minerally tenacity.
90 pts Vinous
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2014 Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
This is a tight, crisp rendering of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Struck flint aromas add nuance, while the bright lemon-lime
flavors whirl together into a citrus sorbet of refreshment. 91 pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2013 La Follette Pinot Noir
North Coast, California
A complex and beguiling bouquet of fresh strawberry, vanilla pod and wild mushroom. The smooth entry leads to delicate red fruit flavors framed by soft tannins and savory notes. Balanced by acidity on the late-palate, the long finish is punctuated by a subtle earthiness. Overall, a complete and palate-pleasing rendition of coastal Pinot Noir.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Ferraton Père & Fils Crozes-Hermitage La Matinière
Northern Rhone, France
Opaque ruby. A complex, smoke- and spice-tinged bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, along with notes of mocha and olive paste. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors supported by juicy acidity and sharpened by a peppery nuance. Quintessential Syrah, displaying very good depth of flavor and no excess fat. Finishes with building sweetness, gentle tannins and very good persistence, leaving a note of cracked pepper behind. 91 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2012 PALA Cannonau di Sardinia”Riserva”
Sardinia, Italy
A rich red in an old-school style, heralded by leather, dried herb and mineral notes but offering layers of crème de cassis, fig paste, spice box and graphite. Supple and well-balanced, with fine-grained tannins and a juicy, spiced finish.
91 points Wine Spectator
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 4/12/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on April 8, 2016 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 12th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Jean-Luc Colombo Cote Bleue Rose
Southern Rhone, France
40% Syrah – 40% Cinsault – 20% Mourvédre
A plump and friendly style, with peach and white cherry fruit backed by a hint of mango on the rounded finish. A crowd-pleaser.
88 pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $6.00 Retail $12.99

2013 Murrieta’s Well “Whip”
Livermore Valley, California
28% Semillon 24% Chardonnay 14% Sauvignon Blanc 11% Orange Muscat 11% Viognier 11% Gewurztraminer 1% White Riesling
The Whip is a tribute to the great white blends of the world; a sophisticated yet approachable blend of aromatic white grapes. Fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, this wine displays full-bodied aromas of white peach, pear and melon with a hint of citrus. It shows flavors of cantaloupe, green pear, honey and butterscotch that give way to a full-bodied mid palate with balanced acidity and a creamy finish. 95 points, Double Gold, San Francisco International Wine Comp
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Murrieta’s Well “The Spur”
Livermore Valley, California
33% Petite Sirah 31% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Petit Verdot 4% Malbec 3% Merlot
The Spur celebrates the esteemed art of blending, combining the best the vineyard has to offer to handcraft the most interesting and sumptuous blend possible. This wine displays enticing aromas and flavors of black cherry and blueberry, with hints of chocolate, anise, spice and toasted oak. Mature tannins and balanced acidity lead to a smooth, lingering finish.
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2012 Ch St Jean Alexander Valley Cabernet
Sonoma, California
This balanced and elegant wine captures the hallmark characteristics of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – rich, fleshy and voluptuous. It opens with inviting aromas of boysenberry, black cherry and spicy, leading to a fleshy and rich mouthfeel filled with fresh berry and baking spice flavors. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2012 Sbragia Home Ranch Merlot
Sonoma, California
Warm, lush flavors of cherry liqueur are punctuated with notes of bright red currant and rhubarb in our 2012 Home Ranch Merlot. The wine has a rich mouth-feel without being a heavyweight, with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon spice and an intriguing note of pink peppercorn. The tannins are soft and supple and the wine carries a long, smooth finish.
BTG $10.00 Retail $26.99