Wine Tasting 12/5/17 and a special guest

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 30, 2017 No Comments yet

We have a special treat for you this Tuesday. Hollywood Vine welcolmes Southern Spice restaurant on Tyler St from 7-8 to sample there famous cornbread and a few other select small bites. Chef Malcolm Prude previously from Bourbon Steak and Ocean Prime is the talk of the town cranking out beautiful high quality southern cuisine.
We’re happy to have them join us.

Tuesday December 5th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Authentic Brut
Champagne, France
Authentic Brut epitomizes the Canard-Duchene style, where freshness and intensity bring together nobility and nature. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine is characterized by fresh fruit aromas jostling with brioche notes. The fruit aromas carry through to the palate and intermingle with pastry notes. Authentic Brut epitomizes is light-hearted Champagne, perfect for every occasion. 91 PTS SK
Retail $38.99

2015 Jean Marechal Sancerre
Loire Valley, France
This is a quintessential expression of sauvignon blanc from Sancerre. The nose is highly perfumed and intense, with classic notes of cut grass, limes and the tell-tell hint of flint. The palate is more restrained than the nose would initially indicate – and all the better for that – with a lovely fresh, balanced and clean character. The flavors are citrus fruits wrapped around a very precise and elegant structure. A long finish completes this very good wine.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Carpineto Chianti Classico Reserva
Tuscany, Italy
Produced from estate-owned vineyards located on the picturesque Tuscan countryside, located in the heart of the DOCG area. Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva showcases an elegant display of persistent raspberry and vanilla aromas, with a full-bodied texture and lengthy finish of black fruits. Aged for 2+ years in a combination of French Barriques and Slovenian oak casks, followed by 6 months in steel and cement vats. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 92 Pts B Sanderson
BTG$10.00 Retail $24.99

2015 Cesari Boscarel
Veneto, Italy
50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese, Aromas of wild berries, specifically blueberry and raspberry, create an intense bouquet unhindered by oak aging. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a rounded mouthfeel and harmonious flavors. It is balanced by soft tannins and a lingering finish. 91 pts SK
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Juan Gil Blue Label
Jumilla, Spain
60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon & 10% Syrah. A very concentrated and complex wine and very elegant at the same time after spending 18 months into a careful selection of best French and American oak. Purple/black in colour, it proffers a nose of pain grille, graphite, earth notes, spice box, black fruits, and a hint of balsamic. It opens in the glass to reveal excellent density, savory flavors, plenty of spice, and a lengthy, pure finish.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting 11/28/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 25, 2017 No Comments yet

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

NV Charles De Fere Blanc de Blanc
Just outside Champagne, France
Pale golden color with delicate bubbles. White fresh fruit bouquet (pear, apple). A clean fresh attack. Pleasant to the taste thanks to a well-balanced dosage.
Btg $6.50 Retail $12.99

2015 Masseria Altemura Primitivo
Puglia, Italy
Ruby red with purple hues, Prominent tobacco and leather on the nose; ripe blackberry and blueberry with hints of cocoa, baking spice, and delicate pine, Juicy and medium bodied; reveals rich fruits, sweet herbs, and milk chocolate; leads to plush tannins and an elegant finish. 91 Pts Falstaff
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2013 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo
Piedmonte, Italy
Absolutely delicious. Macerated cherry, spice, new leather and floral notes, along with soft contours (for a young Barolo) give the 2013 much of its bold, racy personality. Pliant, soft and inviting, the Marcenasco is a rare 2013 Barolo that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Expressive floral notes reappear on the finish, adding an attractive element of lift. Best of all, the 2013 delivers terrific quality for the money. 93 pts Antonio Galloni, 92 Pts Wine Advocate
Retail $54.99

2015 Kaiken Ultra Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Dense and rich-tasting, with a muscular mix of dark currant and black olive flavors that are supported by firm tannins. Cocoa powder and slate notes fill the finish, along with peppery hints. # 45 Wine Spectator 2017 Top 100, 90 Pts
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Hill Family The Barrel Blend
Napa Valley, California
A real sleeper of the vintage and an excellent value in Napa, which is a kitchen sink mélange of Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. Dense ruby/purple color, with loads of red and black fruits, some exotic spices, soft tannins, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, this is a heck of a delicious wine for the money. 90 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 11/7/17

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

Tuesday November 7th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Jackson Estate “Stitch” Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
The nose dominates with complex florals, ripe white stone fruits and fresh zesty citrus. To taste this follows through to the pallet with the same fresh citrus and ripe white stone fruit flavor’s, an underlying lees driven textural backbone and a pure mineral concentration. A perfectly balanced and crunchy acidity gives the wine lift, balance and poise.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 Wrath Ex Anima Pinot Noir
Monterey, California
Lots of depth and concentration. Aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, it delivers pure, unadulterated, ripe fruit aromas and flavors. The highlights include blackberries, cola, raspberry, spice and seamless tannins.
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2008 Dehesa La Granja
Castilla Leon, Spain
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 Vinous
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Plungerhead Zinfandel
Dry Creek, California
Dark in color with garnet edges, this wine bursts with aromas of toasted spices, black pepper, brambly fruit, fresh fig, and black olive. The palate shows notes of tart cranberry, fresh leather, blackberry compote, dill nuances from American oak aging, and sandalwood. Hints of caraway seed and freshly grated nutmeg linger on the finish.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Nugan Estate Dried Grapes Shiraz
New South Wales, Australia
Dark purple. Ripe, spice-accented cherry and dark berries on the deeply perfumed nose. Lush and open-knit, offering palate-coating blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper. Closes sweet and long, with velvety tannins fading smoothly into the wine’s plush black and blue fruit. It reminds of a Turley wine. 92 Pts Vinous
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99