Wine Tasting 4/3/18

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Tuesday April 3rd 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Golden Chardonnay
Carmel, California
The golden yellow hue is clearly embraced through the clear glass bottle.
Classic tropical and stone fruit aromas of peaches, pineapple, papaya, apricot, and banana with notes of lemon zest, orange blossom, and vanilla cream. In the glass, there is a sophisticated balance of fruit, mineral, oak, and acid. The fruit and acid are at the forefront with bright pineapple, peach, and star fruit. The minerality lingers on the mid-palate and finish. The oak is very subtle, and grounds the flavors by adding a soft vanilla bean nuttiness, like the perfect pie crust of a meringue pie.
Btg $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Grgich Hills Fume Blanc
Napa Valley, California
Dark golden-hay in color, this white was fermented mostly in 900-gallon French oak foudres, with the remainder fermented in smaller French oak barrels. Nutty lime and gooseberry provide intrigue and saltiness against bright acidity, making for a complex and compelling impression on the palate. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2015 Cesari Boscarel
Veneto, Italy.
30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 70% Merlot
Shows notes of wild berries upfront, quickly followed by hints of violets. It is full in body with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Each varietal is vinified separately after which they are blended together to undergo malolactic fermentation and left to rest for 6 months.
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2008 Dehesa La Granja
Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León , 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. A fine effort for the vintage and delicious right now. 91 Pts Vinous
BTG 8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Whiplash Zinfandel
Lodi, California
Brilliant ruby red in color, boasts aromas of dark cherries, boysenberry, plum and blueberry. Layers of juicy red berries explode on the palate. Mild hints of toasted oak lengthen the finish but don’t overwhelm the fruit. Soft tannins and a hint of sweetness lead to a rich, delightful finish on the palate.
.BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

This weeks events as well as next weeks Wine Tasting

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

Don’t forget Tonight DJ night at the Vine 8pm-11pm

And Sunday Hollywood Vine-nyl Society. Noon -5pm.
Both events are FREE

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

2016 Lola Wines Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, California
A Sonoma Coast bargain fermented with native yeast with full malolactic, aged mainly in stainless steel and partially in older French oak, the 2016 Chardonnay charges out of the gate with gorgeous lemongrass, orange peel and honeycomb notes over a core of lemon tart and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, fine-boned and lively in the mouth, it has a lovely savory/yeasty character and bags of poise coming through on the finish. 90 Pts wine Advocate
Btg $8.00 Retail $18.99

2013 Castello Di Bossi Chianti Classico
Tuscany , Italy
Deep, ruby-red in color, this Chianti Classico offers aromas of ripe cherries and red plums, with subtle notes of toasted vanilla beans and purple flowers. On the palate, the wine displays a superbly structured character with bright acidity and a pleasantly savory finish. 90Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Volver Tarima Hill Monastrell
Alicante, Spain
This red shows grace and depth. Black cherry, plum, mineral and smoke flavors mingle harmoniously over well-integrated tannins, while lively acidity keeps this focused. Not showy, but all the pieces fit together. Balanced, in the modern style. Monastrell.
92 Pts Wine Spectator Top 100: 2017, Rank: 17
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2013 Hook and Ladder Zinfandel
Russian River, California
This dark cherry-magenta Zinfandel displays aromas of ripeberries, currants, red fruit and oak with hints of cinnamon. Thebouquet is complemented by a full palate of blackberry, anise, and pomegranate flavors with a long bramble and clove finish. This multilayered and complex wine is rich and full; a fine representation of Zin from the Russian River Valley that wonderfully compliments anything off the grill and has excellent aging potential. 91 Pts SK
BTG 10.75 Retail $27.99

NV Cleto Chiarli E Figli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile Centenario
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Made from the Grasparossa grape. Very fruity, all the grapes’ fragrances can be felt. Its smoothness makes it surprisingly pleasant, though avoiding excesses. Captivating. A crowd-pleasing Lambrusco, with juicy acidity complementing the easy-drinking mix of ripe and candied black cherry and raspberry fruit, accented by spice and citrus peel notes.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

Wine Tasting 3/20/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on March 15, 2018 No Comments yet

DON”T FORGET TONIGHT : from 6-8pm for a complimentary tasting event featuring a local vodka brand. PHYSIQ Signature is distilled 6 times from organic grapes and infused with alkaline water. Samples of a PHYSIQ cocktail with watermelon juice, fresh cucumber and mint will be served along with some light bites.

Local, Unique, Organic


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

NV Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose
Alsace, France
The red-fruit flavors on the nose almost have a candied edge, akin to red-berry candy. The palate adds lots of freshness and a finely fizzing mousse on its light fruit-driven body. The finish is refreshing, dry and echoes with fruit. 89 pts Wine Enthusiast
Btg $8.50 Retail $20.99

2017 Val Joanis Rose
Cotes du Luberon, France
Pale and coppery in hue, this medium-bodied rosé features scents of crushed stone and tangerine, followed by flavors of stone fruit and citrus. It’s plump and succulent, with a silky-textured finish. 89 pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2014 Chalk Hill Pinot Noir
Sonoma, California
Ruby in color and showcases strawberry, ripe cherry, oriental spice and toasty oak on the nose. Flavors of cherry cola, strawberry, and forest floor round out the palate with vanilla undertones and a bright acidity. The finish of this Pinot Noir lingers with a velvety softness and notes of maraschino cherry and oriental spice. Overall, this is a fruit-forward style that can be enjoyed in its youth or aged for another few years. 91Pts Wilford Wong, 90 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2016 Chalk Hill Red Blend
Sonoma, California
35% Syrah, 34% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Hints at the aromas and flavors with its alluring dark red color with purple highlights. Warm cherry pie, molasses and aromatic cloves fill the glass. Hints of vanilla and oak mingle in the background. On the palate, bright cherry, oriental spice and subtle baking spices elegantly express the depth and complexity of the Sonoma Coast AVA. This wine offers a juicy and full bodied mouthfeel that leads into a finish of soft tannins accented by sweet vanilla oak. 90 Pts JT
BTG 8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Roth Cabernet
Alexander Valley, California
Dark in color with complex aromas of black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate. Rich and smooth on the palate, this Cabernet displays layered flavors of cherry, baking spices, black pepper, and sweet oak with a hint of chocolate. Supple tannins in this full-bodied Cabernet are beautifully accented by a balanced acidity that sets the stage for the bold, lengthy finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

Vodka Tasting 3/16/18

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” Join us on Friday March 16th from 6-8pm for a complimentary tasting event featuring a local vodka brand. PHYSIQ Signature is distilled 6 times from organic grapes and infused with alkaline water. Samples of a PHYSIQ cocktail with watermelon juice, fresh cucumber and mint will be served along with some light bites. Mark your calendars! ”

Wine Tasting 3/6/18

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

Tuesday March 6th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Muddy Boot Chenin Blanc
Clarksburg, California
As effusive in flavor as a bowl full of orchard fruits, this wine exudes fresh apple, melon and spearmint aromas backed by ripe yet crisp flavors that carry a vein of apple blossoms. It’s not sweet, but it has a pleasant softness around the edges of the mouthfeel.
89 Pts Wine Enthusiast
Btg $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Atteca Grenache
Calatayud, Spain
(aged for 10 months in new and used French oak barrels) Opaque ruby. Cherry cola, blueberry, candied licorice and incense on the deeply perfumed nose. Coats the palate with sappy black and blue fruit liqueur flavors that are energized by suggestions of peppery spices and a suave floral pastille quality. Appealingly sweet and nicely concentrated, finishing with repeating dark berry character and smooth, fine-grained tannins. 91 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2015 Matthew Joseph Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
A refined and extroverted example of the opus that is Cabernet grown in the Napa Valley. Expressive from the get go, the nose is redolent with classic cassis and saddle leather, milk chocolate, black cherry, spicy black plum, and warm notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. In the mouth, the broad, creamy tannins blend well with mouth-filling complex flavors of sarsaparilla, sweet pipe tobacco smoke, and dark chocolate. A lingering presence of vanilla and spice persists throughout the impressive finish. d
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2016 Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise
Paso Robles, California
79% Zinfandel 11% Petite Sirah 6% Syrah 4% Grenache
Purple Paradise came to us when we were in our own paradise— Mexico. Purple represents the juice, and Paradise represents how you feel when drinking it. Sit back, relax, & float away to your own paradise. This Zinfandel-dominated blend tumbles out on the tongue with dark cherries, fresh, ripe strawberries,a double dip of chocolate and vanilla, and the cool grip of leather.
BTG 7.00 Retail $14.99

2012 Peterson Mendo Blendo
Mendocino, CA
42% Petite Sirah 42% Syrah 11% Carignane 5% Grenache
This playful wine is all about having fun. From the whimsical label to the boot-stomping flavors, here’s a wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s just there for your pure enjoyment. Subtle aromas of vanillin oak and lively berry captivate one into the first sip. After that, this robust wine hooks you with its juicy berry blend of flavors. Ripe blackberry, espresso and dark chocolate are framed with softening tannins and traces of oak.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99