Wine Tasting 8/28/18

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Tuesday August 28th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Jolivet ” Attitude” Sauvignon Blanc
Loire Valley , France
Attitude” has a beautiful freshness in mouth, a frank attack, delicate green and lemon flavours, citrus fruits, green appleand kiwi aromas. The minerality gives a long finish to the wine, a smoothness and elegance. Very pleasant with or without food.
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2016 Landmark “Overlook” Chardonnay
Sonoma, California
Pale lemon yellow, with aromas of ripe lemon, yellow apple, pineapple and toasted oak. Balanced and layered on the entry with ripe lemon, green apple and grilled ripe pineapple with attractive smoky oak and vanilla barrel notes. The crisp mid-palate shows savory chamomile flower and a pleasant mineral texture with sustained fruit that continues through the clean, textured finish.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Belle Glos “Las Alturas” Pinot Noir
Monterey, California
The Spanish term ‘Las Alturas’ means ‘the heights’, a fitting name for this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. At this elevation, the sunny but very cool climate creates a wine bearing all the hallmarks of this coastal region: robust, expressive, full-bodied and balanced by a firm acidity.Deep garnet in color with an aromatic medley of black cherry, marionberry, ripe plum and a hint of anise. Dark fruit on the palate with flavors of wild berries, caramelized oak and cacao nibs complemented by subtle notes of vanilla, cedar and a hint of lavender and forest floor. Rich and unrestrained, this wine’s abundant fruit is beautifully balanced by firm acidity and layers of red and black fruit. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $14.00 Retail $39.99

2014 The Counselor “River Pass” Cabernet
Alexander Valley, California
This wine, made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, offers aromas of raspberry, blackberry and cinnamon. On the palate, black currant, cherry, and raspberry flavors mingle with tea and dark chocolate accents. The wine has bright acid — and is smooth and softly textured with black cherry on the finish. 91 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

2016 Yangarra Estate “PF” Shiraz
McLaren Vale, Austrailia
The PF Shiraz is made from grapes grown on Yangarra Estate’s certified biodynamic single-estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides, or synthetic chemicals. It is made without additions of any kind: sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings.
While it’s obviously a healthy, squeaky-clean presentation of young Shiraz, this is also a glass full of joy and laughter. It’s bright and stimulating, but not light in any way other than mood, but as a young wine it’s just as carefree in attitude. It’s intense, dark and perhaps like fresh soft liquorice in a way. This is pure, audacious, open-hearted fun. 94 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 8/21/18

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Tuesday August 21st 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Vinosia Greco Di Tufo
Campana, Italy
Powerful aromas of apricot, peach and citrus on the nose; while on the palate mineral and floral notes are framed by apple and pear flavors. Pair with shellfish, cured and green olives, mild aged cheeses and risotto, especially with porcini mushrooms.
93 Pts James Suckling
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2015 Monteverro Vermintino
Tuscany, Italy
Aromas of pear and grape skin with hints of green apple. Full body, dense and phenolic with lots of lively acidity and a bright finish. A fresh and textured style. Pale grey with hints of mercury on the rim. Explosion of minerality with touches of fruit like mango with touches of jasmin, orange blossom and pear and toasted bread. Fresh vibrant entrance with a great acidity lingering on fresh citrus like tangerine, apricot, pencil shave with touches of rose and white chocolate. 92 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Pasqua, Romeo & Juliet PassioneSentimento Bianco
Veneto, Italy
100% Garganega
This is an alluring white wine. Intense aromas of citrus fruits, almond and
peaches on the nose, followed by a palate which is refreshing and well balanced with a lingering finish. 91 Pts Decanter Magazine
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2016 Pasqua, Romeo & Juliet PassioneSentimento Rosso
Veneto, Italy
Merlot, Corvina, Croatina. The Merlot and Corvina grapes, selected and hand harvested with great
care, are then left to dry for 1 month into trays in the Fruttaio. Here, thanks
to the dry and well ventilated environment where the humidity level is carefully
controlled, the grapes loses around 15% of their water content and gain high sugars concentration. Deep ruby-red in color. The nose has intense aromas of red berries with hintsof spices. The palate is balanced with velvety tannins, and it has a soft and round finish.
91 Pts Luca Maroni
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

Campana, Italy
100% Aglianico
Very deep black and red fruits with hints of blackberries, plums, and cured olives; good acidity, ample smooth tannins and a long finish reminiscent of black cherries, tea, spices, figs, and plums. Fantastic aromas of dark fruits and walnut, sweet tobacco, dark tea and balsamic. Some oysters, too. Full body, powerful and rich. So much going on here. A great wine from Campania. 95 Pts James Suckling
Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting 8/14/18

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Tuesday August 14th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Delaille “Unique” Sauvignon Blanc
Loire Valley, France
This pure Sauvignon saw fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks, and it is released young, still bursting with juicy, citrusy energy and the scent of blossoming flowers. The mouth-wateringly crisp finish is ideal for cleansing the palate after a bite of fresh goat cheese or with a bright seasonal salad.
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2013 Bayten “Maximus” Sauvignon Blanc
Coastal Region, South Africa
An alluring white, as the extra bottle age has given this a shortbread luster, while the notes of lemon curd, white peach and wet straw fill out the core. A light whiff of smoke weaves through the finish. Sauvignon Blanc. Maximus has a pale lemon yellow color and a bouquet reminiscent of ripe melons with hints of gooseberries. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.
92 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2014 Bodega Borsao Campo de Borja Berola
Borja, Spain
A round, plush texture carries ripe, fruity flavors of kirsch, blackberry and tangerine, with notes of vanilla, cola and mountain herb. Light, firm tannins keep this grounded, kept lively by citrusy acidity. Garnacha, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Castano “Solanera”
Yelca, Spain
65% Monastrel, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Garnacha Tintorera). From U.S. importer Eric Solomon It fermented in concrete vats and open-top barrels and matured in barrique, each variety separately, for some ten months, after which it was blended and bottled. Integrated oak, freshness and balance. The nose is quite captivating, especially after some time in the glass, when it starts developing some floral aromas, perfect ripeness, no warmth or alcohol and a powerful, yet terribly balanced palate with concentration and elegance, fine-grained tannins and clean, focused flavors. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2015 Fincas Patagonicas “Tapiz Alta ” Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Intense red color with violet hues. Fresh red fruit and spicy floral aromas stand out, accompanied by vanilla and toasted almonds. The palate is fruity, balanced and with good volume. Its sweet tannins give a gentle and persistent finish.91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 8/7/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on August 2, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday August 7th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Intensely aromatic and lively, with flavors of passionfruit and guava underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and blackcurrant, this is a great wine to enjoy as an aperitif, or match with seafoods. The palate is vibrant with zingy fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish. 91 Pts Wine & Spirits 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.50 Retail $12.99

2014 Mommessin Bourgogne Blanc
Burgundy , France
An assembly of three complementary soil types : Vire for robustness, Péronne for finesse and suppleness and Côte de Beaune for grace, elegance and power. On the Nose Elegant with exotic fruits and light lemon touches. The palate is full and honest with vanilla and bread crumb touches on the finish.
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Robert Hall Cabernet
Paso Robles, California
The intense dark ruby red color of the Cabernet Sauvignon is reflective of this full-bodied, flavorful wine. The core of black currant and hints of cedar and spice along with cocoa aromas echoed by rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit, dark chocolate and anise are all supported by balanced rich velvety tannins. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2016 Tenshen Red Blend
Santa Barbara County, California
Rhone Style Red Blend- Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Pette Sirah & Merlot
A project by Joey Tensley and Alex Guarachi, this is a whopper of a wine for the price tag. Black cherry, oregano, eucalyptus and dried sage show on the nose. The palate packs a mix of herbal seasonings, including anise and spearmint, alongside black cherry and baked blueberry fruit. 92 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Veneto, Italy
70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella 10% Molinara
Intense ruby brightened by purple reflections Ample and remarkably complex with vinous tones; well-defined scents of cherries, mature plum, fig with notes of violet and dried tobacco against a tenuous background of dark chocolate. Dry on the palate with a fine and harmonious balance, great strength, and a sturdy body; reveals stewed wild berries, smoking tobacco, and exotic spices, leads to plush and moderate tannins; demonstrates persistence and complexity on the palate.91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99