Wine Tasting 08/30/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 25, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday August 30th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Totara Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
A Totara is named after an indigenous New Zealand tree known for it’s many diverse qualities. Equally diverse is this lovely example of New Zealand sauvignon blanc. This is a punchy aromatic wine bursting with aromas of ripe stone fruits and citrus zest. Rich and lingering, the palate is formed by a refreshingly juicy acidity and perfectly balanced finish.
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2015 The Terraces Chenin Blanc
Clarksburg, California
Lemon-tinged in color, with aromas of tangerine blossom, grapefruit and honeysuckle. Medium body palate with stone fruit and citrus characteristics . Bright Malic acid and surprising weight in the mouth, this is a great alternative white wine.
92 Pts SK
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2015 Domaine Bousquet Malbec
Mendonza, Argentina
It is a wine of dark violet color with reddish tones. In the nose it presents intense aromas of blackberry with notes of red and black currants, and plum. The mouth highlights notes of ripe plums with soft and elegant tannins. It has an excellent structure, long and persistent finish.
91 pts International Organic wine Competition
BTG $6.00 Retail $10.99

2008 Bodegas Ribera Dehesa La Granja
Castilla y León , Spain
One hundred percent Tempranillo from the Pesquera clones planted in 1998. Deep ruby. A complex, perfumed bouquet evokes dark berries, cola, smoked meat and mint. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that are firmed and lifted by juicy acidity. The smoky note repeats on the finish, which hangs on with very good tenacity and a whisper of fine-grained tannins Delicious right now.
91 Pts Josh Raynolds, International wine Cellars
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2011 Villa Rosa Barolo
Piedmonte, Italy
Nebbiolo is cultivated from hand-selected vineyards in the DOCG appellation of Barolo to create this balanced rendition. Floral notes of rose, dogwood, and violet compose the bouquet. Dark fruit and hints of leather and spice are present on the dry palate with round, yet structured tannins pervading the long, persistent finish. Aged for 2 years in large French and Slavonian oak barrels, it is cellared for 1 year in bottle.
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 8/23/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 18, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday August 23rd 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Roederer Estate Brut
Anderson Valley, California
60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
Crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.50 Retail $22.99

2013 Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay
Sonoma, California
Sbragia displays a Midas touch with Chardonnay, and the 2013 Chardonnay Home Ranch is a big-time winner. Aged in 50% new oak and 50% older oak, it exhibits buttery crème brûlée and tangerine oil notes intermixed with honeysuckle and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied and luscious, with admirable fruit intensity as well as a long, textured, luscious finish. This is also a stunning value for a Chardonnay of this quality.
93 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $21.99

2013 Folie a Deux Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, California
Deeply concentrated aromas of strawberry jam and black cherry, with subtle hints of cola and spice, framed by a palate of cherry, cranberry,
toffee, leather and tobacco.
BTG $6.50 Retail $13.99

2014 The Federalist Zinfandel
Lodi, California
93% Zinfandel, 7% Syrah
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Aged 12 months in 25% new Oak aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice, a good density, firm tannin structure, and a long, smooth finish.
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2012 Ferrari Carano Tresor
Sonoma, California
A blend of the classic Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Vibrant aromas and flavors of fresh blackberry jam, cassis, cedar, anise, blueberry, spiced rum, coffee and caramel combine with a rich mid-palate with round tannins. This wine’s upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15—20 years.
BTG 16.00 Retail $39.99

Wine Tasting 8/16/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 11, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday August 16th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc
Marlbourough. New Zealand
This Sauvignon Blanc captures the true essence of Marlborough. Aromas leap out of the glass in an explosion of passionfruit, grapefruit, white fleshed nectarines and notes of nettle and jalapeño pepper. The palate shows concentrated flavours of citrus, passionfruit and lemon grass. It has a nice texture with a firm backbone of juicy acidity. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Chateau du Chatelard Beaujolais Villages
Burgundy, France
The 2014 Beaujolais Cuvee Vieilles Vignes comes from 50- to 80-year-old vines and sees 30% carbonic maceration before aging in concrete tanks for 4 months. The nose is clean and fresh with lively red cherries and strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin, plenty of red fruit and quite a lush finish that is a pure delight. This excellent Beaujolais was one of the real finds during my tastings in the region. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2009 Ch Moulin de Cabanieu Medoc
Bordeaux, France
60% Merlot 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
12 months in French oak barrels.
Lovely color with garnet tints. On the palate, the wine is expressive and offers red fruits and toasted notes.
An easy to drink Médoc to drink now or to keep 3 years minimum.
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2012 Leret-Montpezat Cahor (Malbec)
Southwest, France
A ripe, modern style, with plenty of seductively spiced sweet cherry, dark plum and blackberry flavors. Loaded with milk chocolate and mocha accents, this finishes with notes of dried ginger and allspice. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2014 Nine North Chasing Lions Cabernet
Wahluke Slope, Washington
The 2014 Chasing Lions Cabernet Sauvignon is bright with ripe red cherries leaping out of the glass, complementing aromas of boysenberry and spicy red plum in the mouth. This juicy and inviting wine shows flavors of milk chocolate, sweet red berries and a slight oaky smokiness, all harmoniously blended in a matrix of soft and supple tannins. The delicate vanilla finish lingers long after the last sip is gone.
BTG 7.25 Retail $16.99

Wine Tasting 8/9/16

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on August 4, 2016 No Comments yet

Tuesday August 9th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Voss Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, Ca
Sourced exclusively from a single, organic vineyard in Yountville, Napa Valley, our Sauvignon Blanc grapes are harvested early in the ripening season for more vibrancy and lower alcohol. The wine exhibits classic varietal characteristics of lemon and grapefruit on the nose, while vivid tropical fruits flood the palate. The finish is delightfully crisp and lingering. Serve well chilled. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Baileyana Firepeak Chardonnay
Edna Valley, Ca
Outstanding, with both bright acidity and solid richness. Revealing a light gold color to go with clean, crisp notes of white peach, citrus and hints of minerality, it’s medium-bodied, lively and refreshing on the palate, with just a touch of toasty oak on the finish. Completely barrel fermented and aged eight months in French oak, it shows the cooler climate of the Edna Valley, yet doesn’t skimp on fruit. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2013 Domaine de la Cote Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills, Ca
Light, bright red. Mineral-accented aromas of cherry, redcurrant and fresh rose show very good clarity and building spiciness. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering vibrant red fruit and rose pastille flavors and deeper notes of cola and anise. Finishes on a sexy floral pastille note, with gentle tannins, strong persistence and lingering minerality. 91 Pts Vinous
BTG $14.00 Retail $37.99

2013 Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet
Napa Valley, Ca
A wine with tremendous concentration and intensity of flavors. Beginning with fresh black berries, plum, violets, and cassis on the nose with a hint of leather, flint, and cinnamon. The palate is filled with brighter and fresher, red and black berries, crushed raspberries, figs, dates, and chocolate, lifted with a bright acidity, and lengthened with mouth-filling tannins. 95 pts SK & TC
BTG $14.00 Retail $37.99

2013 Milbrandt Vineyards Estate Malbec
Wahluke Slope, Washington
The Estates Malbec has aromas of wetstone, blueberries,white pepper,dried herb,with hints of vanilla and earth.This wine has a dense chewy mid-palate,with ample fruit,followed by along pleasing finish. Malbec thrives in EasternWashington’s high desert climate., Dark rich color and round,supple tannins.Fullbodied with intense ripe flavors up front, and a velvety, smooth long finish. Pts 90 Pts wine Advocate
BTG 8.00 Retail $19.99