DJ Night Saturday 4/22/17 “The Blues”

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4-22-17

8pm -12 Midnight

 

This Saturday night Hollywood Vine is hosting its first Blues Night, with a local aficionado, playing tracks from the pantheon of greats, some of which will be familiar and some which will have a distinctly familiar ring – any one  blues song never belonged to any one person long before someone else appropriated it, changed the lyrics (a little), and gave it a new title
Join Tina and DJ Stinky Corners AKA Barry Stock for an evening of music from the human-est of humans, men with “Blind” in their name and women telling the truth about life and love and liquor.

The musical form called “blues” is the touchstone for so much of the rest of what occurred in sound in the 20th century, that it is difficult to overstate its impact. The transformation of suffering, vice, and coded innuendo into a simple but compelling expression hit its stride in the 1920s, and was a source of sales in the hundreds of thousands of copies for self-taught people for a decade or so. Often fame and fortune was followed by all of the attendant demons, and the familiar arc was as it is today, empty pockets and an early death. What was left behind is just as compelling as the day it was recorded, though, and modern sophistication, wit and wry humor are undeniably present.

 

Wine Tasting 4/25/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 25th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Chateau Gassier Esprit Rose
Provence, France
35% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Syrah, 10% Rolle
A very clear rosé with shades of peach; floral nose with white and yellow fruit notes (peach, apricot, pear); in the mouth, round and delicate with notes of white peach, mandarin and grapefruit. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2016 Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
Leyda Valley, Chile
A fruity and lip-smacking style, with effusive flavors of apple tart, peach and nectarine. The caressing finish is richly spiced, showing notes of cream and spice. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Masseria Primitivo “Sasseo”
Puglia, Italy
There’s a rich, mouthfilling quality to this medium-bodied red, offering a velvety mix of spiced cherry, mulberry and herbed olive, with accents of mocha and graphite. Plush tannins show on the juicy finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2014 Piattelli Cabernet Reserve
Salta, Argentina
The extremely dark-colored, almost opaque 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has earthy aromas of peat and graphite with no green aromas. The palate is medium to full-bodied with earthy, slightly dusty tannins. The yields are low and the grapes ripen properly and produced nicely concentrated wines. 89pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Tensley Syrah
Santa Barbara County, California
the 2014 Syrah Santa Barbara is a sexy, sweetly fruited and voluptuous Syrah that offers up a rockin’ bouquet of blueberry, blackberry, violets and pepper. It should drink nicely on release and over the following 5-6 years. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

 

Wine Tasting 04/18/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday April 18th 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 

2015 Zind Humbrecht Turckheim Gewurztraminer

Alcase, France

The intensely colored 2015 Alsace Gewurztraminer Turckheim displays a beautifully clear, precise and aromatic, also pure and mineral bouquet with spicy flavors intertwined with ripe orange aromas. Round, ripe and highly elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, silky textured, intense and seductive Gewurz with a firm but very fine tannin structure and remarkable complexity in the long, perfectly balanced finish. 91 Wine Advocate

BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

 

2010 Dosio Nebbiola D Alba

Piedmonte, Italy

Garnet red with slight orange reflections , notes of rose, violets, blackberries and red currants , tastes very fine and elegant with smooth tannins that are well integrated with the acidity

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

 

 

2014 Jax Y3 Taureau

Napa Valley, California

A terrific value and an amazing sleeper of the vintage is the 2014 Y3 Taureau Proprietary Red, a mélange of 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel. This is a steal , and Napa could certainly use more wines that are creatively put together like this one. Kudos to winemaker Kirk Venge – this is a killer bargain. Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary blackcurrant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. Medium to full-bodied, luscious and velvety, and then some. 89 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $9.00   Retail $22.99

 

2013  Sequoia Grove Cabernet

Napa Valley, California

Sequoia Grove’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is dark, fleshy and supple, especially for the year. Plum, blackberry, sage, mint, mocha and leather open up in a dark, brooding Cabernet that should drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Syrah.

91 Pts Antonio Galloni Vinous

BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

 

2014 Old Soul Zinfandel

Lodi, California

Harvested from estate owned vineyards, old vines that naturally lend themselves to producing dense raspberry, blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors that are accented by lush chocolate and vanilla notes. The palate is luscious and round with a silky mouth-feel and a long, enticing finish.

BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

 

Wine Tasting 4/11/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 11th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Julia James Chardonnay
California
Ripe lemon in color, this Chardonnay has golden highlights in the glass. Offers a mix of fresh pear, apple, melon and citrus on the nose. There is a bright, juicy, almost racy personality to go with exotic flavors of tropical fruits, vanilla, nectarine, and a hint of oak. Continuing to open up nicely in the glass, it has a creamy mid-palate and a clean, crisp finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2015 Astrolab Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Pale straw with green highlights. The nose has lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2013 Reata Pinot Noir
Canyon, California
This Pinot Noir is notable for its rich ruby color and notes of cherry,raspberry and pomegranate. Aromas of vanilla fill the glass that lead to a well-structured weight on the palate. French oak notes lead to a strong finish that lingers on the palate nicely. A great Pinot Noir for any occasion.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Jamieson Ranch Cabernet Double Lariat
Napa Valley, California
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Lariat displays plenty of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, velvety, light tannins, medium to full body and an up-front, consumer-friendly style that begs for consumption over the next 7-10 years. This is no wimpy offering at 14.7% natural alcohol and may actually last far past a decade. It’s a sleeper of the vintage and a great value from Napa. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

2014 Whiplash Zinfandel
California
Brilliant ruby red in color, the 2014 Whiplash Zinfandel boasts aromas of ripe bing cherries, raspberry jam, boysenberry and cardamom. Layers of juicy raspberry and blackberry explode on the palate. Spice leads to a rich, delightful finish on the palate.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99