Wine Tasting 10/2/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on September 27, 2018 No Comments yet


DJ Night with Salsa Friday
No Charge for this event.

Tuesday October 2nd 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
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Laboure- Roi Pouilly Fuisse
Burgundy , France
Nice pale golden color with emerald highlights The nose, quite distinctive, reveals a delicate fruit aroma white fruits (peach) and green apples, with a hint of mint The mouth is harmonious, well balanced, the flavors are both mineral and fruity. A wine with very nice typicity, refined, elegant, and full of charm.
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2015 Albert Bichot “Secret de Famille” Bourgogne Rouge
Burgundy, France
A relatively fresh and bright nose is composed by notes of red berries and earth with a back ground hint of wood. There is fine detail and vibrancy to the attractively textured middle weight flavors that possess fine concentration for the appellation, all wrapped in a lingering finale. This could be drunk young or aged for a few years first.
Recommended. *Outstanding Top Value* Allen Meadows – Burghound
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2017 Atalaya “Laya”
Almanza, Spain
70% Garnacha Tintorera and 30% Monastrell
Atalaya winery is a project of Gil Family Estates
A spicy red with blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry character. Some pepper notes, too. Full body and soft and juicy tannins that follow through to a long, fresh and fruity finish. 90pts James Suckling
BTG $6.00 Retail 10.99

2013 CarpinetoChianti 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 9/25/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on September 20, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday September 25th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Zonin Prosecco
Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
Pale, straw yellow color with subtle green hues, Zonin Prosecco reveals a persistent perlage and rich mousse. The bouquet is refined and elegant, enhanced by pleasing fruity notes. On the palate, the wine is dry and pleasantly fruity with a fresh, aromatic note on the finish. It also reveals an abundance of almonds, and fresh citrus notes. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $6.00 Retail $10.99

2017 Rutherford Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, California
This Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from vineyards that are blessed with the ideal soil and weather conditions to create delicious fruit with concentrated flavors, ideally balanced acidity and bright aromas. Cold, stainless steel fermentation, preserves the varietal’s naturally crisp, citrus characteristics. “This white is beautifully lush and delicious—a light bright explosion of fresh peach and grapefruit dipped in Tahitian vanilla.” 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2015 Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red
Napa Valley, California
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot.
This blend offers aomatic spices coupled with raspberry aromas, alongside fresh cranberry, dark chocolate and caramel flavors. Rich tannins lead to a full-bodied wine with a long finish.
89 Pts Wine Spectator, 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Kaiken Ultra Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
This deep brilliant red-colored wine with purplish tones displays rich aromas. The nose has interesting spicy and floral notes – a clear expression of a cool year – intertwined with black fruit aromas reminiscent of blueberries and blackberries that show this variety’s great typicity. Good structure and soft tannins call for a second glass. The finish is fresh, complex, and persistent with fruit notes and subtle spicy undertones of rosemary, thyme, and dry flowers. 93 pts James Suckling
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2016 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel
Mendocino County, California
1,000 Stories Bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel is a harmonious balance of Zinfandel grapes from Mendocino and Sonoma counties which are bursting with aromatic red fruit scents and complex black fruit flavors. A touch of Petite Sirah and Syrah enhance those flavors even more with bold black and white pepper spices. The batch is then rounded out with a layer of smokiness derived from the new bourbon barrel aging. 91 pts Wilford Wong
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

Eine Tasting 9/18/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on September 13, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday September 18th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Pazo Barrantes Albarino
Rías Baixas, Spain
Produced with the fruit from a 12-hectare estate in Valle del Salnés. 2016 saw a warm summer with some rains that saved the freshness of the vintage, which resulted in a good crop. The nose is very balsamic, redolent of bay leaf with some medicinal notes and aromas of waxy apples. This wine is always clean and focused, and 2016 is no exception. The palate is supple and very tasty, with an almost salty, long finish.. 90+Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2013 Argyle ” Nuthouse” Riesling
Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
Using both stainless steel and neutral oak fermentations to give more tools to play with. The stainless versions are left with a hint of residual sugar, which emphasize fresh, pure, round fruit while the neutral oak barrels are taken bone dry to bring the dichotomic elements of both mineral edge and subtle, creamy texture. The blending between these two styles across three blocks of Riesling create an excitement and energy in the salvaries. Heavenly white nectarine, lime blossom, and silvery minerality. ight and sleek, with pretty pear, white peach and lime flavors that come together harmoniously, lingering on the finish.
91 Pts Wine & Spirits, 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2016 Mer Soleil Reserve Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
A rich, deep red – the color of Bing cherries – this wine opens with scents of dark berries, pomace, and the woodiness of a hiking path in a redwood forest. Soft, powdery traces of old-fashioned lipstick add an intriguing element to the nose. Entry is smooth, with bright cherry flavors and a “berry basket” of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Pomace and brown spice infuse the palate, which is round and coats the mouth. An initial flash of fruit gives way to soft tannins, natural acidity, and an evocative earthy character. The finish is unusually long, with hints of cranberry adding an unexpected note to the mix of this wine’s many layers. 91 Pts WW
BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

2016 Frassinello Le Sughere Super Tuscan
Tuscany, Italy
Deep ruby red color. Le Sughere di Frassinello bursts from the glass with an exciting melange of sweet red cherries, herbs, licorice and tobacco. It shows lovely mid-palate depth in a medium-bodied, sleek style supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins.
92 Pts James Suckling, 91 Wine Advocate
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2016 Justin Cabernet
Paso Robles, California
Dark purple ruby core, slightly lighter at the rim showing light staining on the glass. Aromatic with bright ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, baking spice, savory dried autumn leaves, subtle violet floral notes with a hint of caramelized barrel sweetness.
Dry, moderate plus bodied, with ripe red and black cherry, and blackcurrant fruit joined by vanilla and cinnamon spice notes on the entry. The mid-palate is fresh with sustained ripe fruit, toasty oak notes, and softly textured tannins. The finish is moderately long with notes of cherry candy and blackcurrant fruit matched with subtle classic Cabernet savory elements.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

Wine Tasting 9/11/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on September 6, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday September 11th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Juan Gil Muscat
Jumilla, Spain
Straw yellow color with greenish and golden flashes. Elegant and fresh aromas of stone fruits and tropical (peach, apricot, pineapple), citrus and white flowers. The palate is clean, harmonious and tasty, very fresh and fruity with an interesting acidity and presence of citrus fruits, friendly and long end of mouth with memories that take you back to the beginning of the tasting and invite you to continue drinking.
BTG $6.50 Retail $12.99

2015 Garzon Reserve Tannat
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 2017Top 100 wines
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2012 Picolino Red Blend
Priorat, Spain
Grenache & Carignan
An excellent wine . Raspberry, plum and minerally aromas lead to a tight, structured palate with flavors of berry fruits and chocolate. This wine ends with an aggressive finish that contains cherry and plum flavors. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Domaine Bousquet Grand Reserve Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Tarry aromas of blackberry and freshly applied asphalt set up a full-bodied palate with sandpaper tannins. Blackberry and toast flavors taste a little burnt, while an oak-based blackened element is present on a stout finish. Drink this blocky and lusty Malbec through 2023. 92 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2012 Cadaretta Cabernet
Columbia Valley, Washington
This Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is beautiful. Giving up lots of ripe, dark fruits, smoky oak, chocolate and maybe hints of spring flowers, it’s full-bodied, ripe and seamless, with a great mid-palate and polished tannin. A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot that spent 21 months in 78% new French oak, drink it anytime over the coming decade or more.
92 Pts Wine Advocate, 91 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99