Wine Tasting

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 26, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday January 31st 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Elizabeth Rose Chardonnay
Napa Valley, Ca
The nose offers a welcoming aroma of tropical fruits, and lychee undertones. The unique style in which this wine is crafted, with no oak treatment, provides a crisp and clean palate with slight minerality and a dry finish. A full mouth-feel and plump body,
BTG $9.00Retail $21.99

2014 La Follette Pinot Noir
North Coast, California
Bright, precise and beautifully delineated throughout. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that open up in this super-attractive, mid-weight Pinot from Greg LaFollette. 91 Pts Antonio Galloni
BTG $9.00 Retail $21.99

2014 Pico Maccario Barbera Tre Roveri
Piedmonte, Italy
Pico Maccario is a Barbera specialist located in the town of Mombaruzzo in the heart of Piedmont’s Barbera d’Asti DOCG. Tre Roveri shows an intensity, depth and level of complexity that can only be achieved with old vines. Ripe red cherry fruit is accented with layers of wild herbs, leather and truffle. Wood aging lends flavors of cedar, sweet spices and tobacco. Moderate weight and gentle tannins make Tre Roveri a versatile wine for the table.
BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

2014 Tarapaca Grand Reserve Carmenere
Maipo Valley, Chile
A blend sourced from the best Carménère blocks in Maipo Valley. It was aged in American and French oak barrels for 12 months. This wine stands out for its unique red ruby color and black fruit aromas; in mouth it is well rounded and rich in flavors, where the figs notes and wild fruits, together with delicate spices aromas, are in perfect harmony. 92 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Martin Ray Cabernet
Sonoma, Ca
The blend of Sonoma County’s sub-appellations expresses a wonderful complexity in this wine. A fruit-driven bouquet and palate with notes of wild blackberry, Maraschino cherry, and spicy persimmon is balanced by aromatic cloves, fresh sage leaves, and a touch of butterscotch. This approachable, medium-bodied Cabernet is not to be underestimated with its pronounced tannins and well integrated oak influence.
BTG $9.00 Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 1/24/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 19, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday January 24th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Kono Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
This refreshing white offers a clear, focused mix of passion fruit, lime, mango and green apple flavors on a light, smooth body. Finishes with a succulent juiciness, showing echoes of lemon verbena. 90 Pts Wine Spectator Rank #41 2016 TOP 100 Wines
BTG $6.50 Retail $13.99

2015 Tenshen White Blend
Central Coast, California
This expressive white is aromatic and juicy, featuring a rich, ripe, fleshy core of apricot and peach flavors, with accents of vanilla bean, honeysuckle and melon. A spicy note lingers on the long finish. Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay.
92 Pts Wine Spectator Top 100: 2016, Rank: 31
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2013 Bodegas Palacios Remondo Rioja La Montesa Crianza
Rioja, Spain
A thick texture carries plum tart, orange peel, toasted vanilla and anise flavors in this ripe version, balanced by juicy acidity. The spicy, berry-scented finish is long and pure. 91 Pts Wine Spectator Top 100: 2016, Rank: 52
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2012 Arcanum Toscana Il Fauno
Tuscany, Italy
A polished, flavorful red, boasting floral, black currant, raspberry and spice flavors. Firm yet harmonious, with the fine aftertaste lingering with fruit, iron, tobacco and tea elements. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
93 Pts Wine Spectator Top 100: 2016, Rank: 19
BTG $14.00 Retail $36.99

2014 Oberon Merlot
Napa Valley, California
Aged in French oak it possesses good density, elegant black cherry and mocha-infused aromas and flavors, excellent purity, density and richness, and a lush, succulent mouthfeel. It is exactly what Merlot should taste like. 89 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 1/17/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 12, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday January 17th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

Mosel, Germany
Farmed specifically for producing a dry wine, it is fermented with native yeasts in 3,000-liter, neutral oak casks. The casks help to soften the acidity, and they allow a tiny amount of oxygenation that adds texture and greater complexity to the wine. Red Slate Riesling Dry has an intense minerality that is warm and enveloping, with a floral, spicy, citrus blossom aroma and a harmonious palate. The dry style is ideal for classic continental cuisine.
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

Santa Rita Hills , Central Coast, California
Apples, sea salt, green pear and buttered popcorn aromas convey both restraint and ripeness on the nose. There’s tarragon tension once sipped, with flavors hovering between soft ruby-red grapefruit pith and ripe red apples, keeping the mouth watering throughout.
90 Pts wine Enthusiast
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

Yountville, Napa Valley, California
Burgundian in style, this unique Yountville Pinot is bursting with flavor. A pretty, elegant, and feminine wine with a beautiful balance of earth and fruit.
On the palate, ripe raspberry with spicy undertones. Bright mouth-feel with notes of morel mushroom and forest floor qualities. 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

Rioja, Spain
100% Tempranillo
Aged16 months in French and Americain oak barrels
Shiny ruby colour. Rich aromatic intensity with a nice balance of red fruit, liquorice and spices and smoked hints in the background. Elegant and round in the palate with a long afterstate that brings back floral and fruity memories.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wahluke Slope, Washington
Our 2012 estate bottling of CabernetSauvignon is filled with aromas of plum,blackcherry,blackcurrant,blacklicorice,with notes of mocha and espresso.The palate has dense chewy tannins,with a broad viscous midpalate, followed by a very long finish.
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 1/10/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on January 5, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday January 10th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Colimoro Pinot Grigio
Alto Adige, Italy
Crafted with Pinot Grigio grapes grown in the pristine Alto Adige slopes of Northeast Italy. Flavors of white peach, honeysuckle, and ripe melon perfectly pair with the refreshing acidity. Full-bodied, with great balance, length, and a sliced green apple finish. 88 Pts Wine & Spirits Best Buy
BTG $6.50 Retail $13.99

2015 Juan Gil Dry Muscat
Jumila, 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. 88 Pts Wine Advacate
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

2013 Umberto Cesari Sangiovese Reserve
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
The Sangiovese grape from Emilia-Romagna produces wine that matures more quickly and possesses a richer fragrance than Tuscan Sangiovese. Umberto Cesari Sangiovese Riserva is vinified at low temperatures in stainless steel and aged in Slavonian and Italian oak barrels. An aromatic blend with notes of violet, this dry wine has a rich taste balanced with slight tannins and a harmonious, long finish.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2013 Aviary Cabernet
Napa County AVA Lodi AVA Sonoma County AVA
Deep ruby in color open- ing big with aromas of red fruit, vanilla, and black pepper, followed by soft notes of cherry cola, spice, bay leaf, maple syrup, and sweet cedar. The palate showcases flavors of vanilla, oak, and red fruits with a lingering finish.
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2011 Waterbrook Reserve Merlot
Walla Walla, Washington
Chocolate and raspberry aromatics marry with an earthiness to deliver red fruit flavors and elegant tannins in this beautiful Columbia Valley Merlot. It finishes with burnt sugar, integrated oak and mouthwatering acidity. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99