Wine Tasting 7/3/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on June 28, 2018 No Comments yet

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

2017 Marietta Cellars Old Vines Rose
Geyserville, California
Dry, crisp, fresh. Perfect for warm weather, this wine holds a lovely balance between bright fruit, crisp acid, and minerality. Made from Syrah, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris, including some of the oldest examples of these varietals in California, this lively rose has vibrant aromatics and a clean mouthfeel. 89 pts Wine Advocate
Btg $7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 Marietta Cellars Zinfandel “Roman”
Geyserville, California
The 2015 Román is a gorgeous, Zinfandel-based red. Bright, plump and exuberant, the 2015 offers striking depth as well as freshness. This is an incredibly delicious, inviting wine. Even better, it is a tremendous value. Petite Syrah and Barbera round out the blend. Succulent red berry, spice, leather and floral notes add to the wine’s silky personality. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Marietta Cellars “Christo” Red Blend
Geyserville, California
The blend is mostly Syrah, with some Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier.
Full-bodied and fleshy, this wine is dark and brooding yet silky and smooth. Bold, racy and juicy, all qualities that make it hard to resist. Sage, tobacco, menthol and licorice wrap around the juicy, exuberant finish. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Marietta Cellars “Arme” Cabernet
Geyserville, California
A bold, pungent wine, offering a decidedly old school-influenced profile of dark stone fruit, black olive, herb, tobacco and licorice. Cool and savory, but with considerable depth, the 2014 Armé is another knock-out wine from Scot Bilbro. Readers looking for a value-priced California Cabernet will flip out over this wine. This is a very serious wine for the money. 92 Pts Vinous
BTG 9.50 Retail $23.99

2015 Marietta Cellars “Game Trail” Cabernet
Geyserville, California
Game Trail is 100% Cabernet from the Bilbro family’s ranch in the Yorkville Highlands. Dark red stone fruit, rose petal, mint, floral notes and spice are beautifully delineated. Intensely aromatic and pungent, but with no green edges, offers tons of personality and character. Beams of mountain tannin add energy throughout. 93 Pts Vinous
Retail $39.99

Wine Tasting 6/26/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on June 21, 2018 No Comments yet


Tuesday June 26th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Domaine Paul Buisse Touraine Sauvignon Blanc
Loire Valley , France
This Sauvignon, pale in colour with a green tint, is delicate and fruity and has complex aromas of broom buds and white peaches. Distinguished and delicate in the mouth, it is lively and fresh.
Btg $7.00 Retail $14.99

2016 Clos Du Gaimont Vouvray
Loire Valley , France
Straw yellow in color, the nose reveals typical Chenin Blanc characteristics–floral aromas that are reminiscent of acacias with hints of dried fruit. Crisp notes of green apple and citrus fruit are supported by a mineral edge that leads to a rich, concentrated and well balanced, dry palate. 91 points Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2016 Lola Pinot Noir
North Coast, California
Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir North Coast, coming from Mendocino, Russian River and Sonoma Coast, is scented of cranberries, red currants and black raspberries with a touch of spice box. Crisp, crunchy and oh-so-juicy on the medium-bodied palate, it has the merest suggestion of soft, tannic texture and a fruity finish.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2015 Ch Pesquie Les Terrasses
Cotes De Ventoux , Rhone, France
A smoking good 2015 that readers should snatch up is the 2015 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses, which is 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that’s aged in a combination of two- to four-year-old barrels and foudres. Medium to full-bodied, polished, silky and with no hard edges, it has classic Southern Rhone notes of Provencal spices, garrigue, licorice and ripe black raspberries. Buy a case and drink bottles over the coming 5-6 years. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG 7.50 Retail $16.99

2016 Slingshot Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
Complex yet approachable, Slingshot has a bouquet of ripe raspberry, blueberry and plum. The palate is full and textured with notes of chocolate and wild currants, while balancing acidity and chewy tannins. The finish lingers with subtle notes of French oak. Slingshot is crafted to complement, not over-power, making this a welcome addition to any meal.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 6/19/18

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

Tuesday June 19th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Ame Du Vin Rose
Provence, France
70% Garnache, 30% Cinsault
Âme du Vin (pronounced Ahm-du-VAHN) “Soul of Wine” embodies the sun-drenched beauty of Côtes de Provence with distinctive elegance. Expressive notes of fresh apricot, citrus and jasmine flower delight the senses, yielding an exceptional rosé with balance and length.
Btg $8.00 Retail $18.99

2016 La Playa Viogner,Chardonnay Blend
Colchagua Valley, Chile
The aromatic Viognier variety is very successful in the cooler coastal regions of Chile making some excellent balanced wines. This is a terrific, lively wine with an exotic aroma of dried apricots, pineapple, banana and lychee. Vibrant tropical flavours flash across the tongue before expanding on the palate with a long, dry and pleasant finish.
BTG $6.00 Retail $8.99

2016 Wrath Ex Pinot noir
Monterey, California
With a name meaning “out of” in Latin, EX speaks to our focus on expressing the personality and characteristics of the Certified Sustainable (SIP) estate vineyard. These Pinot grapes are harvested a bit earlier than other lots to retain bright acidic energy. New French oak is kept to a minimum so that the flavor retains focus on Wrath’s estate grown fruit. The resulting wine is bright and energetic with cherry and red berry flavors that have undertones of earth and a hint of spice.
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2014 Axel Carmenere
Colchagua Valley, Chile
A bold dark red. On the nose, ripe black fruit aromas with hints of almonds and a touch of mint. With soft velvety tannins, this wine has a very strong structure with notes of chocolate and coffee.
BTG 7.50 Retail $16.99

2015 Mettler Pitite Syrah
Lodi, California
The Lodi microclimate is a true Mediterranean climate—excellent for growing Petite Sirah. The high daytime temperatures are tempered by Delta breezes which flow through the area in the evenings and cool down the fruit dramatically. The vineyards for the Mettler Petite Sirah are organically and sustainably grown.
The Mettler 2015 Petite Sirah exudes elegance and grace from the first sip. True to its varietal heritage, the color is opaque and deep purple. Soft aromas of dark berries, gingerbread and oak are sultry and inviting. As it unfolds on the palate, it delivers a beautiful swirl of concentrated berry flavors with notes of dark honey, blackberry pie and spice. Well integrated tannins create a bold backdrop for the beautifully lush texture, and carry the flavors through the lingering finish.
93 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

Wine Tasting 6/12/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on June 7, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday June 12th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Momo Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
A classic Sauvignon Blanc displaying a complex nose with aromas of tropical fruit, herbaceous notes and a hint of cassis. Natural fermentation adds a rich and textural quality to the palate, with subtle notes of lemon zest and passionfruit. The finish is crisp and dry. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
Btg $7.50 Retail $16.99

2016 Murrietas Well “Whip” white blend”
Livermore Valley, California
33% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Semillon, 21% Chardonnay, 12% Orange Muscat, 10% Viognier
Aromatic appeal that provides a textured and delicious palate, and has the presence and crisp finish to be an excellent food wine. The winery is fortunate to grow several aromatic white varietals on its estate, that provide beautiful fruit and floral expressions. The team uses those varietals and others to accentuate the rich and full palate provided by its estate Chardonnay and Semillon enhanced by the wonderful natural acidity of Sauvignon Blanc. This helps Murrieta’s Well deliver a complete wine that tells the story of the estate each and every vintage. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2015 Conundrum Red Blend
Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It is rich, complex and approachable. With lush flavors of cherries and baking chocolate, this wine has fine tannins that create a silky smoothness. Be daring and drink Conundrum Red chilled to enhance its fruit profile and enjoy it any time of year. 90 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Seven Falls Wahluke Slope Cabernet
Columbia Valley, Washington
The Seven Falls Cabernet opens with darker notes of coffee and cocoa, then transcends into black fruits including cherry and plum, with hints of mint, herb and spice. Powerful and bold, it is full and vibrant, with an elegant finish filled with notes of nut and spice.90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG 7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 Federalist Zinfandel
Lodi, California
The Lodi Zinfandel has aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice, a good density, firm tannin structure, and a long, smooth finish. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99