Wine Tasting 7/31/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on July 26, 2018 No Comments yet


Tuesday July 31st 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Jolivet “Attitude” Rose
Loire Valley, France
1/3 each : Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet
“Attitude” Rosé is of a beautiful bonbon colour with elegant flavours of red fruits.
The Pinot noir will give the finess and the fruit, the Gamay the strengh, the
Cabernet both fruitiness and structure. The blending lead to an elegant finish
showing balance and smoothness. 89 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2014 Cambria “Katherine” Chardonnay
Santa Maria Valley, California
Ripe fruit, _oral and spice aromas dominate the nose of the 2015 Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay.
Pink grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, white peach, citrus blossom, and apple _avors are balanced by a bit of
wet stone, subtly oak spice and bright acid.
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2016 Copain “Tous Ensemble” Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir
Presents aromas of rose petals, Santa Rosa plum skins, and fresh raspberries.
Ripe cherries and orange peels also present themselves on the palate with a silky texture and lingering finish.
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2013 Querciabella Mangrana
Tuscany, Italy
50%Sangiovese, 25%Cabernet, 25%Merlot
The harmony and texture of this red sets the pace for cherry, strawberry, anise and spice flavors. Gains purity in the glass, offering a refined structure and lingering aftertaste.No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.92 Pts James Suckling 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2016 Prisoner Wine Co ” Saldo” Zinfandel
85% Zinfandel; 15% Petite Sirah and Syrah
Saldo was created to feature the outstanding fruit sourced from Dry Creek, Lodi, and Amador, where Zinfandel has thrived for decades.Dark ruby color with bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spice. The entry is rich, full, and scintillating. The palate is mouthwatering and smooth with a hint of chocolate. The finish is voluptuous with soft, velvety tannins.
90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
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Wine Tasting 7/24/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on July 19, 2018 No Comments yet


Tuesday July 24th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Adami Garbel Prosecco
Veneto, Italy
Bright straw. Almost intoxicating aromas of peach, tangerine, vanilla and white flowers; this is exactly what you expect a Prosecco to smell like. Then simpler and not especially long, with flavors of peach and apricot that are clean and nicely focused. The word garbèl in the local dialect refers to freshness and lightness, traits this wine exudes in spades. 88+ Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2017 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose
Pfalz , Gemany
The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the “Tuscany of Germany,” so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rose, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2017 Pulenta La Flor Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
This youthful and fruit-driven Malbec was produced with grapes from vineyards in two different zones of Mendoza, with only half of the wine matured in barrel for four to six months. La Flor is a line of young wines that aim for fruit and typicity, with a good quality-to-price rapport—wines that are easy to drink and have some complexity but are still easy to understand. This tries to show the best of Mendoza, with very floral, elegant notes and sweet tannins from Agrelo and more freshness and minerality from Los Árboles, which is higher in altitude. This is very complete and pleasant, balanced and gentle. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2013 Zenato Alanera
Veneto, Italy
55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco. On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish. 91 PTS James Suckling
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2015 Tikves Bella Voda
The saturated purple colored 2015 Belavoda is made from 50% Plavec and 50% Vranec aged in 75% new French oak. It offers loads of blueberries and jammy blackberry fruits as well as notes of crushed rocks and spring flowers, full-bodied richness, present, yet polished tannin, and a great finish. While a big, rich wine, this beauty has remarkable purity of fruit, is impeccably balanced and has a great finish. At 21 dollars, it’s a smoking value. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

Wine Tasting 7/17/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on July 12, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday July 17th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Le Grand Courtage Gran Cuvee Rose
Fresh and fruity with aromas of young strawberry, raspberry and notes of lilac and violets. This French sparkling wine creates a deliciously seductive. … A courtship of delicate flavors, red fruit aromas and baby bubbles. 89 PTS Wilford Wong
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2016 Kentia Albarino
Rias Baixas, Spain
The wine appears pale gold or straw-colored, often with tinges of green. Fresh, crisp and fragrant with a virtual shopping cart of flavors and aromas: melon, pear, peach, tropical fruit, subtle herbaceous element combine
magnificently to produce this enticing silky white with pleasing minerality and refreshing acidity. Balanced, distinctive and elegant.
89 PTS James Suckling
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2016 Casas Del Bosque Grand Reserve Pinot Noir
Casablanca Valley, Chile
On the nose intense aromas of cinnamon, black plum and cedar dominate with just a hint of orange blossom. In the mouth red cherry, raspberry and a touch of allspice are all in evidence. A well integrated oak backbone is backed-up by fresh acidity together with soft, well-rounded tannins with together impart excellent structure and length. 89 PTS James Suckling
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Atteca Old Vine Grenache
Aragon, Spain
Rich, old vine garnacha ripened all the way to the limit. Poached raspberry and boysenberry fruits throughout, all framed in languid, mellow tannins. 90 PTS James Suckling 89 PTS Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate
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2016 Angels & Cowboys PROPRIETARY Red Blend
Sonoma, California
61% Zinfandel with a supporting cast of Petite Sirah, Malbec and Syrah.
Saturated garnet in color with a nose of bramble berries and briar fruit scented with star anise and vanilla. Luscious and generous on the palate with opulent red and black fruit ranging from red currant to boysenberry accented by creamy vanilla and exotic spice. Full-bodied and smooth on the palate with pleasing tannins and a finish that is harmonious yet firm. Integrated and alluring showing the briar notes of Zinfandel, the floral violet nuance of Malbec the density and peppery spice of Petite Sirah, and the earthy meatiness of Syrah . 89 Pts Robert Parker
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Wine Tasting 7/10/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on July 5, 2018 No Comments yet


Tuesday July 10th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Babich Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Aromas of gooseberry with lifted lantana and a hint of grapefruit. Mineral and herbal notes, white musk. The palate is an explosion of sweet black currant followed up with lemon and spice. Medium weight and textural – good flesh with a zesty finish.
89 Pts Wine Advocate
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2015 Sokol Blosser Pinot Gris
Willamette Valley, Oregon
This 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris is Sokol Blosser’s signature white wine of Oregon. We press the pinot gris grapes as whole clusters. They are given a slow, cool fermentation in stainless steel, which gives the wine a firm, focused backbone coupled with its lush creaminess. Our pinot gris has complex undertones of earth and mineral with expressive notes of floral, citrus and melon.
90 PTS Wine Enthusiast
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2015 Evolution Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Ripe fruit, acid, approachability, and satisfaction all come together in the 2015 Evolution Pinot Noir. This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of bright red and jammy fruit characteristics. In the nose, this food-friendly pinot noir expresses notes of chocolate covered cherries, black plums, and baking spice. The mouthfeel is round and rich at first sip with some good tannins which soften with acidity in its long finish. 92 PTS James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Aviary Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
Gentle and elegant, opening with soft notes of raspberry, spice, and creamy vanilla. These notes are joined with delicate layers of cassis, cedar, and tobacco, balanced with bright tannin and a light hint of anise.
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2015 Plungerhead Zinfandel
Dry Creek, California
“Sonoma in a glass” comes to mind when tasting this Dry Creek Zinfandel. With a dark purple hue, the aroma is purely Dry Creek in nature with peppery spice. Brambly fruit notes with wild raspberry notes slowly slide behind white peppercorn notes and hints of forest floor on the aroma. In the mouth, the flavor takes a turn towards ripe cherries steeped in a basil syrup, watermelon jolly rancher candy, cracked pepper, fried sage, with hints of rosemary, toasted cardamom, and black raspberries.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99