Wine Tasting 6/5/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on May 31, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday June 5th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Macrina
Marche, Italy
Citrusy verbena and lemon peel flavors are layered with crunchy white peach and mineral notes in this light-bodied and lithe white, with a mouthwatering, snappy finish.
Btg $7.00 Retail $14.99

2016 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose
Pfalz , Germany
While dry in style and subtle on the nose, this fruity fresh rosé offers loads of concentrated raspberry, melon and peach flavors. Light on its feet and imminently quaffable, it’s an irresistible warm-weather sip at an approachable price. 89 Pts Best Buy Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2010 Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Gran Reserva
Rioja, Spain
The 2010 harvest will go down as one of Rioja’s greats! It has a nose of mocha, smoke and earthy berry fruits. The palate is layered and texturally complex, while flavors of root beer, baking spice, dried cherry and plum spread out on a smooth finish that is just right in terms of residual tannins and acid. 93 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $10.50 Retail $26.99

2015 Tenuta Sant’Antonio Valpolicella Superiore(Ripasso) “Monti Garbi”
Verona, Italy
: 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Croatina & Oseleta from the “Monte Garbi” site. Two-week fermentation followed by the “re-pass” of Amarone fruit. Aged one year in French oak.
Monti Garbi is a beautiful expression of Ripasso with just the right touch of heft and intensity. Aromas of sweet spice and red fruit fill the mouth and the wine ends with a soft, velvety texture.
BTG 9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Lapostolle Red Blend
Rapel Valley, Chile
Berry, plum, cola and mineral aromas amount to an inviting whole. A solid yet racy palate delivers punches and jabs of herbal blackberry, plum and spice flavors. On the finish, this blend of Syrah, Carmenère, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is generous with oak, coffee and herbal fruit flavors. 92 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

Wine Tasting 05/29/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on May 24, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday May 29th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay
Monterey, California
Never seeing the inside of an oak barrel, Mer Soleil SILVER is a pure, clean expression of Chardonnay. It is fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and small concrete tanks imported from Burgundy, France. Fresh from start to finish, this wine features aromas of flower blossoms and crisp pears. It is round and layered on the palate, with vibrant acidity and depth.
Btg $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Davis Bynum River West Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, California
An appealing struck match and savory character over a core of pineapples, guava and apricots, plus a suggestion of toasty oak. Medium-bodied, it has a lovely silkiness to the texture and plenty of tropical fruit and toasty flavors on offer in the mouth with a lively line of acid lending freshness, finishing long. Yeah, I just love finding great value wines like this that are produced in decent quantities and over-deliver on quality! 91 Pts Wine Advocate, 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Davis Bynum Janes Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, California
Has a lovely ruby red hue with aromas of black cherry, plum and earth. On the palate, this medium bodied wine begins with a wild brambly berry note along with purple floral characters and baking spices that shine through with balance, acidity and a long lingering finish. Warm, bright and full of flavor, a wonderful combination of fruit, earth and spice.
BTG $10.50 Retail $26.99

2015 Amancaya
Mendoza, Argentina
85% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby color with violet hints. The nose presents aromas of cloves, white pepper, and raspberry. The sleek chocolate and tobacco finish has a pleasant racy edge. On the palate, the tannins are velvety with a long-lasting finish. Layer upon layer of refined flavors and lingering acidity can be appreciated after the bottle has been opened. This well balanced, well defined wine can be drunk now, but will open up with more time. 92 Pts James Suckling
BTG 8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Two Hands Gnarly Dudes Shiraz
Barossa Valley, Australia
Gorgeous purity and silky tannins set the stage for kirsch, blueberry syrup, white chocolate and espresso flavors. Complex and generous, with an epic finish, where the harmonious flavors linger. 93 Pts Wine Spectator, 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

Wine Tasting 5/22/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on May 17, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday May 22nd 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Single Post Riesling
Mosel, Germany
The Single Post Riesling QbA has everything you can expect from a fine Riesling from Germany’s renowned Mosel Valley. It has a complex, smoky and floral nose, a juicy, fruity elegant mouthfeel with minerality that finishes off-dry and crisp with the impulse to take the next sip
Btg $6.25 Retail $11.99

2017 Golden Pinot Noir
Monterey, California
Aromas of Ripe cherries, strawberry preserves, floral notes of roses, earthiness,
and a touch of oak. Great balance of fruit and oak on the palate that
reminds of cherry pie, but there is also a light, refreshing quality of
watermelonon the finish. This richness on the mid palate, is enhanced by floral notes that are indicative of Monterey.
It has a smooth finish.
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Garzon Tannat Reserve
This powerful Tannat is elegant with aromas of red fruits such as cherries and strawberries, black plums, tobacco and black chocolate on a spicy background. It is juicy and fresh on the palate, and has a full-body with a lingering finish balanced with a touch of oak.
90 Pts Wine Spectator #41 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Auspicion Mystic Red Bland
Nothern California
55% Zinfandel 27% Merlot 18% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fresh and fruit-forward selections are produced using grapes sourced from the fi nest
vineyards across northern California. Intense ripe fruit with caramel notes gives this deep, rich wine both character
and intrigue.
BTG 6.25 Retail $11.99

2013 Carpineto Chianti Classico Reserva
Tuscany, Italy
Intense ruby red in color, this wine offers and elegant and full bouquet, with harmonious and persistent notes of vanilla and raspberry. On the palate, it is velvety, generous and warm. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.25 Retail $25.99

Wine Tasting 5/15/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on May 10, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday May 15th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Attems Pinot Grigio
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
The wine appears a very luminous, light yellow-gold. The bouquet, seductive and pronounced, releases crisp citrus alternating with ripe apricot, enriched with elegant floral impressions of hawthorn and acacia blossom. The supple palate offers exemplary crispness and a vibrant fruitiness. 90 Pts James Suckling
Btg $8.00 Retail $18.99

2017 Minuty “M” Cotes De Provence Rose
Provence, France
Chateau de Minuty is located on the St Tropez Peninsula, with its vineyards virtually overlooking the Mediterranean. This rose is quintessential of the local style, with the blend employing the little-known Tibouren grape, a variety grown almost exclusively in Provence. Pale honeysuckle pink, and offering a clean nose of citrus fruit, offset by subtle floral and candied notes, its fresh acidity makes for an incisive and lively palate, with a rounded feel.90 Pts Wine & Spirits
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Masseria Altemura Primitivo
Pulia, Italy
Dark and profound ruby red. This wine offers the nose full and intense aromas with hints of plums, jams of red fruits and sweet accents of spices. A wine of a good body, it has a mouth-filling flavour that is warm and soft and expresses a highly mature fruitiness, supported by a pleasant complex of sweet tannins. An intense ruby red, it offers scents of sour cherries, violets, liquorice and sweet spicy hints. It is velvety, warm and persistent: a wine to sip slowly together with a substantial dish. 91 Pts Falstaff
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2016 Bacon Red Blend
Central Coast, California
35% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah
Full-bodied and packed with grapey and candied flavors, bursting with luscious berry flavors and a mouth-watering finish. 89 Pts WW
BTG 8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Juggernaut Hillside Vineyards Cabernet
Alexander Valley, California
Steep hillside vineyards are difficult to maintain and harvest, but the results are worth it. A huge, rich, opulent wine with complex flavors of chocolate, coffee, blackberries, cassis, mint, and velvety tannins. Aged in new French oak adds further complexity with vanilla and toast as well as creating a round and supple texture on the palate.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99