Wine Tasting 4/4/17

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Tuesday April 4th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio
Friuli, Italy
From Gradisca d’Isonzo, at the heart of some of the best grape-growing areas in Friuli Venezia Giulia, comes this delightful, fresh and easy-going white wine. The wine delivers ample zest and crispness that adds a kick of extra energy and intensity. It shows characteristic tones of cut grass and honeydew melon with a very approachable personality. Subtle tones of natural rubber and dried sage add an interesting signature to the finish.
89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2015 Solena Pinot Gris
Willamette Valley, Oregon
¬This Pinot Gris is crisp and light with notes of ripe apricot, pineapple, fresh baked bread, and white Floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Drouhin Roserock Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
The 2014 Roserock Pinot Noir offers blackberry and briary scents on the nose with a touch of earthiness – well defined and quite vivacious in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky blackberry and blueberry fruit. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth and delivers white pepper sprinkled over the finish that is nicely detailed. This should drink well over the next 8-10 years and at this price, I would be loading up. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
Retail $36.99

2014 St Cosme Cotes Du Rhone ” Deux Albions”
Rhone Valley, France
The 2014 Cotes du Rhone les Deux Albions has surprising density and depth of fruit in the vintage. Blackberries, currants, licorice, garrigue and pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, sweetly fruited, charming, forward and delicious beauty. It will drink well right out of the gate.
90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2012 Milbrandt Sentinel
Wahluke Slope, Washington
71% Cabernet, 23% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

The 2012 Sentinel has a rich entry and builds with a dense chewy yet seamless mid-palate. Pronounced black fruit and minerality with a long luxurious finish. 91 pts Wine Enthusiast.
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 3/28/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on March 23, 2017 No Comments yet

Don’t forget tomorrow (Sunday)
Hollywood Vine yl Meeting/Party

Tuesday March 28th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Zonin Prosecco
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
100% Moscato Bianco
Pale straw yellow with bright greenish-gold highlights and fine effervescence
Fresh with floral aromas; hints of apples and a touch of honey
Clean, fresh, and appealing flavor; sweetness is balanced with a refreshing crisp finish
BTG $6.00 Retail $10.99

2015 Harken Chardonnay
Arroyo Seco, California
100% barrel fermented, 100 % malolactic
7 months in 80% American / 20% French oak
Think crème brulée and buttered toast, with a fresh finish. Our rich Chardonnay flaunts a time-honored profile of tropical fruit and Bosc pear alongside warm oak aromatics.
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

2014 Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red
Napa, California
Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Aromatic spices coupled with black cherry aromas, alongside fresh raspberry and dark chocolate flavors.
Rich tannins lead to a full bodied wine with a long finish.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2015 Bodega Colome Autentico Malbec
Salta, Argentina
This unoaked 100% Malbec comes from 90 year old vines, no added comercial yeasts and has been bottled without filtration. Intense and almost black colour with violet hues, has a nose full of black and red fruit aromas and an elegant spicyness with a crispy acidity. 93 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99

2014 Tenshen Ted Blend
Santa Barbara, California
Rhone Style Blend – Syrah, Grenache, Mourvédre, Petite Sirah & Merlot
Dark cherry, white pepper and spring floral aromas blend with dense blackberry flavors, sweet tannins and a juicy finish.
92 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 3/21/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on March 16, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday March 21st 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Clean Slate Riesling
Mosel, Germany
The fresh, balanced taste of clean slate is achieved by carefully selecting grapes from vineyards throughout the Mosel. The steep blue slate slopes of the Lower Mosel give the wine its minerality while the Middle Mosel provides a hint of spice to complement the characteristic fresh peach flavors of the Upper Mosel Ripe peach flavors balance ripe acidity, hints of lime and characteristic mineral notes. Pairs beautifully with spicy cuisines,
Asian, Tex-Mex, Indian, and sushi.
BTG $6.00 Retail $11.99

Languedoc, France
The 2015 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige Rose, continues to be a sensational value. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault, it’s light pink color is followed by perfumed notes of strawberries, orange blossom and spring flowers. Juicy, clean and refreshing, yet with texture, buy a case of this.
90-92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Bordeaux, France
Solid, with a core of steeped currant and blackberry fruit that runs along with light dried anise and singed apple wood notes. Shows good brambly grip through the finish. Best from 2018 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes
Roussillon, France
A crazy value, the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes is one of the best examples of this variety from the Roussillon, and the fact that it sells for a song is just icing on the cake for the consumer. Coming all from schist soils and 70-year-old vines, raised 12 months in a mix of concrete tanks and demi-muids, it offers tons of black raspberry and black cherry fruit, licorice and dried spices to go with a super sexy, heady, seamless style on the palate that keeps you coming back to the glass. Drink this blockbuster over the coming 2-3 years. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

Lodi, California
For five generations the Lange family has lived and worked the land in Lodi, California, always striving to leave the land in a better state for the next generation. The vineyards are certified green by Lodi Rules Sustainable Winegrowing. Five generations behind the estate vineyards; five grape varietals blended into this delicious red wine. Lush flavors of wild blackberry pie and blueberries with hints of mocha and baking spices. Comforting and inviting with its rich dark fruit flavors, creamy texture, and velvety finish. Best Buy Wine Enthusiast
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

Wine Tasting 3/14/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on March 9, 2017 No Comments yet

12:30-3 PM
Downtown Hollywood’s Annual St Patty’s Day Parade

Tuesday March 14th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Colome Torrontes
Salta, Argentina
Torrontés is the white icon grape of Argentina and it reaches its maximum splendor in the north of Argentina. The special microclimate of the Calchaquí Valley brings great thermal amplitude and higher solar exposure; thus, grapes develop unique aromas and a great freshness and excellent acidity. Colomé Torrontés is a delicate, elegant and distinguished interpretation of this variety, with floral notes of roses combined with citrus aromas and a spicy hint, making it ideal to match with ethnical food, such as mexican, peruvian and seafood. 90 Pts Wine & Spirits, 90 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

2014 Mommessin Bourgogne Chardonnay
Burgundy, France
A great introduction to white Burgundy; from the Burgundy region, one of the rarest regional appellations in France, this is a refreshing Chardonnay sure to satisfy as an apertif or alongside your favorite fish. Very expressive nose which opens with notes of flower and honey, then it gives off aromas of fresh fruits. Franck attack and perfectly balanced acidity. The wine releases classical citrus aromas, candied-fruits, vanilla and acacia flowers notes.
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2014 Frescobaldi Tenuta Castiglioni
Tuscany, Italy
Bright cherry fruit leads the way, accented by notes of earth and spice, revealing a moderately firm structure for support. Elegant overall, with a savory element kicking in as this lingers. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.75 Retail $23.99

2015 Amalaya Malbec
Salta, Argentina
85% Malbec, 10% Tannat, 5% Syrah
The harvest of 2015 was a very good one – low rain and good sun during ripening. A touch of Tannat is added for its floral characters and good structure and Syrah for spice notes in the final blend. The wine is intense and deep ruby in color, accented by purple hues. A bright nose of raspberries and strawberries, with notes of violet and white pepper is followed by black and blue fruit flavors with good complexity and excellent structure. This is a wine ready to enjoy.
91 Pts Wine Advocate 94 Pts Decanter Magazine
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2013 Brown Family Cabernet
Walla Walla, Washington
Inky red, almost black in color, this classic Cabernet Sauvignon is heavily concentrated with ripe cherry aromas and dark fruit flavors, backed by vanilla oak notes. Layered with texture that belies its silky smooth tannins, this wine’s perfectly balanced alcohol and bright, clean acidity make it a perfect companion for red meat and savory dishes. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
Retail $37.99

Wine Tasting 3/7/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on March 2, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday March 7th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 BUITENVERWACHTING Constantia Bayten Sauvignon Blanc
Coastal Region, South Africa
This is refined, with a steely spine that lets gooseberry, verbena and white peach flavors streak through. A hint of shortbread adds range and mouthfeel along the edges. The long finish has lovely cut. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2015 A A Badenhorst Family Secateurs Chenin Blanc
Swartland, South Africa
Brightly defined, with delicious quince, persimmon and green almond notes forming a core that is threaded with quinine and white ginger details. A light touch of toast on the finish lets the fruit and minerality play out.. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2014 Aia Vecchia Lagone
Tuscany, Italy
The 2014 Lagone is opulent and fruit-forward with dark currant and ripe cherry, followed generously by spice, leather and chocolate. It’s very appealing, and its bouquet is well put together. In the mouth, Lagone (60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc) reveals medium-bodied intensity with a moderate finish. This is a great choice for informal foods like pasta or wood-oven flatbread. It sees 12 months of oak. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2013 Bodegas Breca Old Vines Grenache
Calatayud, Central Spain
(made from the property’s oldest vines, which were planted between 1925 and 1945): Vivid ruby. Sexy, mineral-laced aromas of fresh red berries, candied flowers and Asian spices, with a hint of cola in the background. Sweet, concentrated and seamless, offering intense raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of vanilla. Clings with impressive authority on the finish, which features supple tannins and lingering floral character. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, then went through malolactic fermentation and 21 months of aging in used French oak barriques. 91 pts Vinous
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2014 Chateau Puech-Haut Cuvee Prestige
Languedoc, France
A terrific value, the 2014 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige checks in as a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah that’s brought up all in tank. It has tons of Mediterranean character in its sweet dark fruits, lavender, damp earth and peppery herb-laced bouquet. This gives way to a full-bodied, sexy, layered 2014 that has plenty of fruit, fine tannin and a hedonistic style that’s just hard to resist. It’s another outstanding vintage for this cuvee that’s well worth a multi-bottle purchase.
91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99