Wine Tasting 2/27/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on February 22, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday February 27th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Château de Beauregard Pouilly-Fuissé
Burgundy, France
The young wines evoke the white fruits (pear, peach…), the white flowers (acacia). The wine is fresh, mineral and balanced with a honey and grapefruit final. Getting older, the aromas become more complex and dense, a little buttery, toasted and dry fruit hints, with still this honey unctuousness. A whiff of oyster shell signals this sleek white, which gathers flavors of lemon, melon and mineral across the palate. The finish is invigorating and sapid. 92 pts Wine Spectator
Btg $10.25 Retail $25.99

2015 Henri Bourgeois Pouily Fume
Loire Valley, France
For 10 generations, the Bourgeois family has been cultivating vines in the heart of the Sancerre region. They have established their domain in the well-known village of Chavignol reputed for its wines (produced from vines grown on steep and well-exposed The aromatic, floral and smoked nature of the Sauvignon grape variety is the most dominant aspect of this charming wine. It displays its elegance, fruitiness and roundness and is very persistent. Enticing, with a core of white peach, lemon curd and gooseberry notes that melds with a light flinty edge on the finish. Shows fine length, with the flint accent lingering.
91 Pts Wine Enthusiast. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.25 Retail $25.99

2015 Domaine du Basty Regnie Beaujolais
Burgundy, France
This domain, with its multisecular past is on a remarkable site, offering wines produced with passion and discipline,
Showing great refinement. A charming rusticity and earthiness perfectly balances and complements its clean bright fruitiness. Fresh and lively, there’s no over ripeness or sweetness. This Régnié demonstrates the talents of the producer and the grandeur of the vintage. And it’s a bargain. Don’t miss it. 92pts Michael Apstein
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Raats Red Jasper
Stellenbosch, South Africa
48% Cabernet Franc, 36% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot
The 2015 is a true gem: exceptionally intense and complex on the nose with blackberry, black cherry and bramble in abundance and subtle hints of forest floor, dark chocolate, aniseed and spicy tobacco. The walk in the Black Forest continues with blue –and blackberry dancing on a tight rope with focus and concentration, following through onto a perfectly balanced, fine-grained, velvety palate. The finish lingers with hints of fresh mint, cinnamon and perfume. Complex and structured, a true iron fist in a silky glove.
91 pts Wine Spectator
BTG 8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Generous flavors of blackcurrants, plum, Asian spice, licorice and earth jump from the glass as well as the flavors of this full-bodied, supple-textured, low-acid and fleshy wine. It is delicious now and should continue to be so for 15 or more years. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting 2/20/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on February 13, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday February 20th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Casa Marin Suavignon Gris
San Antonio Valley, Chile
Sauvignon Gris, or in French known as Fié, is a rare variety which was largely abandoned after the phylloxera epidemic due to its remarkably low yields. This pink variety has a thick skin which produces more full-bodied and aromatic wines than Sauvignon Blanc. It is one of those wines with a WOW EFFECT: once you taste it, it will mark you forever. About 50 percent is fermented with natural yeast in used French oak barrels of 500 liters, where it stays for another 7 months. The other half of the wine is fermented in stainless steel. Powerful floral and spicy aromas with a touch of pink grapefruit. The palate is ripe and mouth filling, with a touch of smoky French oak, floral characters and fresh grape flavours. Flavours linger on the palate and the fresh acidity ensures a crisp clean impeccable finish. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
Btg $9.00 Retail $22.99

2015 Casa Marin Riesling
Aconcagua, Chile
This dry style of riesling is juicy and fresh with a touch of sweet caramelized apricot to balance the mouthwatering minerality and natural acidity. Beautifully elegant, Cool riesling that emulates Rhienfalz but deliver Chilean cool climate wine. Medium body, bright acidity and a melon and granite undertone. Lightly off dry.91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Marques Teran Seleccion Especial
Rioja, Spain
The result of a manual selection of clusters and petioles followed by pre-fermentation cryomaceration in stainless steel tanks, with gentle blending and submerging cycles. This process is complemented with prolonged post-fermentation maceration to achieve a wine with full aromas of ripe red fruit and stone fruits. Its aromas of ripe fruit take us back to the typical aromas of harvest. Long and unctuous in the mouth, dense and well-structured albeit not aggressive. Sweet, ripe tannins remain for a long time on the finish, providing sensations of fullness and complexity. 93 Pts Penin Guide
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2015 CM by Carlos Moro
Rioja, Spain
Aged in French (65%) and American (35%) oak barrels for 12 months The result is a well-structured and balanced wine that is high in intensity and rich in color, boasting bright cherry tones and a long aftertaste. This plump red delivers black cherry and red plum flavors, with herbal and coffee accents. Light, firm tannins and gentle balsamic acidity. 92+ SK
BTG 11.25 Retail $29.99

2015 El Principal Calicanto
a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Carménère, 9% Syrah, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc from Maipo that is easy to drink and understand. It matured in 225- and 500-liter French oak barrels for ten months. It’s balanced and approachable, showing good ripeness without excess for the heat of the vintage. The palate is fresh and round, with velvety tannins and clean flavors, with nicely integrated oak. Light chocolate and tile undertone. Everything in balance. 91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 2/13/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on February 8, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday February 13th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Murrietas Well Whip White Blend
Livermore Valley, Central Coast, Ca
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Chardonnay, Viognier and Muscat Canelli.
Fragrant, with peach blossom and honeyed notes of baked apple that are rich and unctuous. The core of citrus and apple flavors is juicy and crisp, finishing with an appealing spicy accent. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
Btg $8.25 Retail $19.99

2015 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay
Sonoma County, Ca
Richly soft, round and concentrated, this wine is exuberant in apple flavor, with a touch of stone fruit and papaya. It has a pleasing succulence that should broadly appeal. 90 PTS Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Chateau De Lescours
St Emilion, Bordeaux, France
80% Merlot. 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Moderately dense very dark red with brick. The nose conveys the ripeness of the vintage and is just opening, revealing warmth and moderate substance. There is budding complexity: dark plummy fruit, balsamic accents, and a trace of barnyard. This Right Bank wine has a soft, polished feel in the mouth and is medium- to full-bodied with toasty and dusty notes in the finish. Well-integrated acidity and soft tannins become apparent at the end. This is a typical and satisfying Saint-Emilion with a somewhat old-school profile. Approachable now, but it stands to develop until 2020. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

2014 Purple Heart
Napa Valley, California
This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon was made as a dedication to the bravery of our men and women in the military. It is a joint project of Ray Coursen, a Vietnam veteran, and David Grega, a veteran of Iraq. This is a delicious, fruit-driven wine with red and black fruits, some spice, medium to full body, easygoing tannins, and a fleshy mouthfeel and finish. 89 PTS Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Moss Roxx Ancient Vine Zinfandel
Lodi, California
This is not your everyday wine. A big flavorful Zinfandel from Lodi’s half to century year-old vines. A dense and dark red wine. Mature round tannins accenting generous cherry, raspberry, chocolate, caramel, and baking spice with a smooth, long finish. This Zinfandel is truly a delectable expression of Lodi’s signature terroir.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 2/6/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on February 1, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday February 6thth 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Vanderpump Rose
Provence, France
TV star, philanthropist and business woman, Lisa Vanderpump and family are proud to introduce Vanderpump Rosé, a fresh and bright wine from sun-drenched Côtes de Provence. Pale rose, peach color, Elegant nose with delicate red currant and hints of pepper as well as sweet citrus, On the palate, it reveals a touch of strawberry, tangerine and peach in a dry, classic style.
Btg $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
A serious, concentrated and expressive wine, Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc aunts a powerful bouquet of tropical fruits layered with grapefruit and melon. The wine is crisp, balanced and elegant with a distinctive mineral note that holds up well to rich, spicy foods.
90 PTS Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Vigorous red with violet tints, the aromatic profile expresses the sharpness of red fruits such as raspberries and strawberries. Complex and intense in the nose , achieving an excellent balance with oak. Palate: pleasant, sweet and profound, with vibrant tannins. Juicy and persistent finish. 94 PTS James Suckling
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2015 Jax Y3 Taureau
Napa Valley, California
Composed of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Zinfandel, the 2015 Proprietary Red Blend Y3 Taureau is a deep purple-black color with a warm plums, mulberries and black cherries-scented nose with hints of spice box, cloves and aniseed plus a waft of thyme. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated on the firm palate, it shows lovely vivacity and freshness on the long finish.
90 PTS Wine Advocate
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Steele Catfish Zinfandel
Mendocino, California
Focused and well-built, with cherry, pepper and grilled herb flavors. The small, concentrated berries from this century-old vineyard offer juicy, wild berry flavors while maintaining balance. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99