Wine Tasting 5/31/16

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday May 31st 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 STADT KREMS Grüner Veltliner Qualitätswein Trocken Kremstal
Niederösterreich, Austria
This offers a vibrant core of red peach and blood orange flavors, with luscious ripe melon notes. White currant and lemon-lime details enliven the fresh and well-spiced finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2015 Turnbull Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Oakville, Napa Valley, California
Aromatics of grapefruit, guava and melon. Exhibiting lively citrus notes with zest of Meyer Lemon with bright, focused fruit flavors balanced with minerality. Crisp and lively, with medium body and a focused finish. 91 Pts TC
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2013 Elizabeth Rose Pinot Noir
Yountville, Napa Valley
Beautiful aromas of floral elements, with a hint of sandalwood and earthiness. Continuing into rose petal and red pepper fresh from the tree.On the palate luscious strawberry and red cherry with spicy undertones. A mid weight wine with pure expression of the grape. Slight oak on the finish to frame and outline the wine.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Pulenta Estate Malbec Bodega La Flor
Mendoza, Argentina
Bright dark red. Expressive aromas of currant, plum, blackberry and mocha. Supple and seamless in the mouth, showing just enough acidity to maintain its shape and balance. The dark berry and mocha flavors are ripe and smooth for 2014. This easygoing, immediately accessible wine finishes with soft tannins and length–and no sign of greenness. 89 Pts Stephen Tanzer
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2014 Neyers Zinfandel Borden Ranch Vista Luna
Napa, Ca
The wine is 100% ‘heirloom’ Zinfandel, fermented using native wild yeast, and aged 10 months in neutral French oak barrels. This wine was bottled without being fined or filtered.Balances power with a touch of elegance, offering aromas of boysenberry and licorice and layered flavors of smoky plum, mineral and white pepper.
91 Pts wine Spectator
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 5/24/16

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday May 24th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Domaine Lafage Cotes du Roussillon Miraflors Rose
Languedoc Roussillon, France
50% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 20% Grenache Gris that was brought up all in stainless steel. Medium-bodied, fresh and racy, yet with solid depth of flavor, it gives up pretty strawberry, white peach and rose petal-like aromas and flavors. Drink it over the coming year. When it comes to quality-to-price ratios, no one does it better than proprietor Jean Marc Lafage.90 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2014 Tangent Paragon Vineyard Albarino
Edna Valley, Ca
Strikes an appealing balance between crisp, clean acidity and a smooth body, with plenty of lemon-scented citrus notes and a minerally detail. Lively and vivacious, aromas suggest jasmine tea, lime, green pear while the palate blends the welcoming flavors of orange blossoms, freshly cut grass and salted celery. 88 Pts Wine Spectator
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2011 Paolo Scavino Barolo
Barolo comes from the best plots of seven cru. The diversity of soils, exposure and altitude characterizes each of these small but very important terroir. Unifying these diversities, the Barolo offers harmony and complexity with an overall character of the zone.
Marked by sweet cherry, strawberry, licorice and spice flavors, with tannins that are evenly matched and offer support even as they expand on the long finish. 93 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $14.50 Retail $39.99

2013 Ringbolt Cabernet
Margaret River , Australia
Robust and concentrated, with vanilla and sarsaparilla accents to the blackberry and cherry flavors. Dried herb notes linger on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2030. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Neyers Left Bank Red Blend
Napa, Ca
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Most of the vines are 25 years-old, and are planted in soil that combines basalt, gravel and clay. Yields were barely two tons per acre so the finished wine is lush and deeply aromatic, with traces of cassis, raspberry and cedar. There’s a softness that is especially attractive right now, and the wine is complex enough to turn a lot of heads.
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

Wine Tasting 5/17/16

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday May 17th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Meyer-Fonne Muscat d’Alsace Vignoble de Katzenthal
Alsace, France
Mostly sourced from granite soils and the goal is “a dry and ripe style
The wine starts lovely, clear and fresh, very aromatic (Muscat berries, flowers, orangeade) and with a touch of stoniness and spiciness on the nose. Full-flavored and seductive on the palate, but also crisp, pure, piquant and lingeringly salty. Is quite precise and well structured in the finish, and of very good and stimulating quality. Dry styled. 88 pts wine Advocate
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2014 Tangent Paragon Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Edna Valley, Ca
Classic and yet distinctive in aromatics, this bottling from the Niven family’s cool-climate vineyard shows cut grass, wet cement and a touch of struck match on the narrowly focused nose. The palate intrigues, with fresh-cut thyme and oregano lifted by a white pepper element. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
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2013 Baileyana Firepeak Pinot Noir
Edna Valley, Ca
Teases smoked meats, blackberry paste, dark slate, aromatic red cherries and concentratied hibiscus from the nose of this wine. The palate shows plenty of ripe, red fruit, but is made interesting by woody herbs, including oregano and marjoram.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2013 Mocali Rosso di Montalcino
Tuscany, Italy
This is a fantastic Rosso di Montalcino, loaded with ripe raspberry fruits and great spice notes. Is a soft and luscious wine that delivers a twofold punch of red cherry fruit and spicy oak. It opens to a dark ruby color and compelling aromatic intensity. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
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2014 Chateau Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc la Closerie du Pic
Languedoc Roussillon, France
Offers beautiful purity and suppleness in its black raspberry and chocolate-laced aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, rounded and textured, with sweet tannin and a voluptuous, fruit forward style, it should drink nicely on release. 91-94 Pts Wine Advocate
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Wine Tasting 5/10/16

NV Gancia Prosecco
Friuli and Veneto, Italy
Straw yellow with greenish reflex. Fine yet rich and persistent perlage.
Rich and persistent; fruity; very fine. It reminds a ripe golden apple and maple flowers.
Fresh, pleasant, smooth and well balance; persistent with a fruity finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

Gassier Sables d’Azur Côtes de Provence Rosé
Provence, France
Cinsault,Grenache,Syrah, Pale rosé peach colored .
Elegant nose with delicate hints of small red fruits (red currant) and sweet citrus fruits (clementine,sweet grapefruit).
Crispy and fresh mouth with a good balance between alcohol and acidity. A finish with sweet hints.
88 Pts Wine Spectator
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2011 Bodega Otazu
Navarra, Spain
50% Cabernet, 35% Tempranillo, 15% Merlot
Plum, spice and dark chocolate flavors mingle with herbal and smoky notes in this plump red. Firm tannins and clean acidity give this structure and balance. Generous, but remains fresh.90 Pts Wine Spectator
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2011 Monte La Reina Crianza
Toro, Spain
Intense and complex nose with toasted and dark-roasted hints of black fruit compote. Its balsamic aromas are also highlighted because of the freshness they add.Dry and well balanced to the mouth with a silky entrance with hints of well-treated woods, reminiscence of black fruits and crystallized plums. Long and persistent wide aftertaste that lends itself to years of improvement inside the bottle. 94 Pts SK
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

2013 Matchbook Arsonist red blend
Dunnigan Hills, Ca
52% Petit Verdot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot
Dense, dark and ripe, the Arsonist 2013 Red Blend is a towering affirmation that we must all sometimes play with fire. Aromas of mocha, blueberry and cardamom intermingle with cigar box and hints of black pepper. A sweet oak character on the entry brings blackberry and cherry on the mid-palate, finishing with a pleasing peppery nip. Firm tannins on the entry complement a mouth-filling structure.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99