Wine Tasting December 4th

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 29, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday December 4th 2018.
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Syltbar Il Concerto Prosecco
Prosecco, Italy
Pop open a bottle of Syltbar Prosecco for a taste of the trendy beach lifestyle of the island, Sylt. Tantalizing bubbles with a refreshing finish, one sip and you’ll be transported to memories of sandy beaches, light sea spray, and rolling waves. This Prosecco unfolds flavors of pear, golden apple, white peach, and lemon. Delightful bubbles, well-balanced, clean, clear, crisp and refreshing.Vegan and vegetarian friendly, no sugar added, no sulfites added. 91 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

2016 Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
The dramatic climate of the Highlands – located within Monterey County – allows them to create dramatic wines. Morning fog, bright sunshine and gusting winds enable longer “hang time” for the grapes, resulting in wines of intense, complex character.A sunny yellow hue, the 2016 vintage opens with the vibrant scents of lemon blossom and honeysuckle, infused by the warmth of vanilla. The whiff of a sea breeze can be detected on the nose, adding a bright freshness. Rich and lush, the palate features flavors of ripe peach and lemon meringue pie. Lively acidity balances this wine’s creamy roundness. Notes of toasted bread combine with a final kick of acidity to create an evocative, harmonious and refreshing finish.
90 Pts Wilford Wong, 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2017 Siduri Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara, California
The 2017 vintage provided a wonderful opportunity to create a Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir, which is sourced from vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Velley. It showcases the vibrancy and depth of flavor so synonymous with the region while mirroring the charm and romance that are always found in the area. Beautiful, elegant, and crisp. This wine is smooth, elegant, and pure. Its aromas and flavors of wild strawberries and subtle earth. 90 Pts Wilford Wong
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

Red Schooner Voyage #6
Mendoza, Argentina & Napa Valley California
This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as our Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it traveled (Voyage 6 is the 2015 vintage).A dark reddish purple, Voyage 6 opens with lush earthiness on the nose, as scents of ripe plums mix with Medjool dates, wildflowers, sueded leather and a fresh leafiness. Flavors of this wine follow its aromas, featuring ripe red plums, chocolate graham crackers, brown spice and soft leather. Tannins are smooth and cool, providing an unusual softness. A wisp of smokiness on the finish creates an alluring entreaty to return for another sip.
BTG $15.00 Retail 39.99

2013 Blackbird Arise
Napa Valley, California
55% Merlot; 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc.
Similar to the Right Bank region of Bordeaux, the Oak Knoll District is akin in its soil composition, microclimate, and rural qualities. The affinity for Merlot (and other Bordeaux varietals) is reflected in each wonderfully aromatic, rich, and polished vintage. This wine exudes aromas of black currant, iris, and nutmeg. With flavors of licorice, cherry and fig, this wine has a richly layered mid palate with soft texture, good density and a long, lingering finish. 91 Pts James Suckling, 91 Pts wine Enthusiast
Retail $45.99

Wine Tasting 11/27/18

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

Tuesday November 27th 2018.
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Matanza Creek Sauvignon Blanc
Sonoma, California
Captivating aromas of pink grapefruit, honeydew melon, kiwi, Asian pear, white nectarines and fresh pineapple. Juicy, with great density, this wine offers a good balance between acidity, density and residual sugar with a crisp, lasting finish. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
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 #78 2018 Top 100 Wines
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2017 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir
Central Coast, California
The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. It is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, velvety tannins and a hint of toffee carrying through its long finish.
BTG $15.00 Retail $39.99

2016 Dry Creek Heritage Vines Zinfandel
Sonoma County, California
Delicious and beautifully balanced. This vintage presents enticing aromatics of raspberries, cherry and a hint of toast and black pepper. On the palate, brambly flavors of ripe boysenberry and spicy dark chocolate come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by notes of berry syrup and mocha. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidy paired with excellent structure. 90 Pts Wine Spectator, 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.00 Retail 18.99

2016 Quilt Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
Deep, dark ruby in color with a hint of brick red around the edges.Striking aromas of dark chocolate, blackberry jam, toasted oak and hazelnut with hints of red berry fruit, baking spices and vanilla.Broad and mouth-filling with a satisfying mix of flavors ranging from rich molasses, stewed rhubarb, tobacco and nutmeg that integrate into a long satisfying finish complemented by balanced acidity, and smooth, velvety tannins.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG 12.00 Retail $32.99

Wine Tasting 11/20/18

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

With Thanksgiving in mind

Tuesday November 20th 2018.
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Dibon Brut Cava
Penedes, Spain
Light gold with plenty of bubbles, this wine has aromas of apples and pears with pleasant floral notes. Crisp and light-bodied on the palate, stone fruit flavors are accompanied by a mild minerality and balanced acidity. A delicious sparkler for a great price.
88 Pts Wine Enthusiast Best Buy
BTG $6.50 Retail $11.99

2015 La Follette North Coast Chardonnay
North Coast, California
Unbridled aromatics of ripe nectarine, vanilla and grilled bread provide an enticing greeting. Mouthwatering acidity on entry softens to pear compote and a touch of creaminess on the palate. The finish extends with citrus notes. Elegant and energetic, the La Follette North Coast Chardonnay is a harmonious blend of exceptional vineyards and judicious winemaking, and decidedly ‘coastal’ in character and personality. 89 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2016 Lola Pinot Noir
North Coast, California
A blend of unique vineyards from Mendocino, Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast.
2016 was a great vintage in the North Coast and the wine reflects that balance seen in nature itself throughout the year.
The wine is made in the same style as always, preserving the dark berry fruit, cola and redwood forest aromas of Northern California grown Pinot Noir while maintaining bright acidity, lower alcohol and a soft, supple, delicate tannin structure.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 St Cosme Deux Albion
Rhone Valley, France
Les Deux Albions is one of the outstanding wines of Louis Barruol’s collection and highlights the exceptional value that can still be found in the Côtes-du-Rhône category. The wine combines depth, structure, and finesse with aromas and flavors of roasted game, mesquite, and olive, crushed plum, and black currants.
92 Pts James Suckling, 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.25 Retail 25.99

2016 Acre Zinfandel
Napa Valley, California
Three words come to mind immediately on tasting the 2016 ACRE Zinfandel: bold, dark, rich. The color is deep garnet, especially dark for a 100% Zinfandel. The aroma is plush, full of black fruits, black cherry, blackberry and higher-toned raspberry along with spicy notes of cedar, sage and licorice. These flavors continue in the mouth with a generous and supple expression. Noteworthy is the exceptional structure and fine tannins which give the wine a long journey across the palate leading to a satisfying finish. This is a serious Zinfandel that would make an ideal and versatile dinner companion.
BTG 11.25 Retail $29.99

Wine Tasting 11/13/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 8, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 13th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Heidsieck Monoplole Brut
Reims Champagne, France
Light yellow color, with green highlights. The nose is strong and generous, slightly woody and spicy, characterized by an aromatic richness blending toasty and buttery aromas. It has an unreserved palate, full, fruity and well-structured taste.
Retail $31.99

2017 Bertani Velante Pinot Grigio
Verona, Italy
A golden yellow colour. An aroma of Golden Delicious apples, ripe pear and peach. It is a Pinot Grigio with good density and good balance between acidity and plushness.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 La Braccesca Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano
Tuscany, Italy
An intense ruby red in color, the wine offers fruity aromas with violet and vanilla notes. On the palate, the wine is ripe, supple and balanced with tannins supported by a vein of acidity that brings out flavors of blackberry and cherry. The wine is persistent and mineral on the finish and aftertaste. 92 Pts Wine Spectator, 91 Pts James Suckling, 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2016 Guado Tasso “Bruciato”
Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah
Offers an intense ruby red color. On the nose, the aromas of ripe red berry fruit, sweet spices, and a light and fresh minty note are the most prominent sensations. The palate is well structured, persistent, and very pleasurable in its fruity finish and aftertaste.
94 Pts James Suckling, 93 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.00 Retail 24.99

2014 Tormaresca Torcicoda Primitivo
Pulia, Italy
Exhibits an intense ruby red color. The nose is rich and ripe with notes of plum, raspberry, licorice and vanilla. Elegant in style, the wine is full-bodied and supple with generous fruit and spice and vibrant acidity.
91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 11/6/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 1, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 6th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV J Vineyard Brut Cuvee
Sonoma, California
Opens with a pop of tart pineapple and orange blossom on the wonderfully aromatic nose. The palate is lively and rich with layered notes of Asian pear and honeysuckle, overlaying hints of fresh mandarin peel and marzipan before a zesty, focused finish..
91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $10.75 Retail $25.99

2017 Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
Monterey, Central Coast, California
This rich Chardonnay exhibits a classic profile of tropical fruit and Bosc pear alongside warm oak aromatics. The luscious palate suggests crème brulée and buttered toast, and finishes with fresh acidity. 90 Pts The Tasting Panel
BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99

2015 Hedges CMS Red Blend
Columbia Valley, Washington
65% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah
Dark, deep ruby color. Aromas of fresh plum, raspberry, cocoa powder, cinnamon and cloves and a touch of dried herbs and smoke. Bursting with bright berry flavors, vanilla cream, cocoa and cinnamon. The mid-palate and finish are lush and full but with just the right balance of tartness and astringency. A great food wine, but also very pleasing to sip on while pondering life.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet
Sonoma County, California
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petite Verdot
This Cabernet is built each vintage on the notion of a Bordeaux blend, with soft and silky tannins crafted for immediate enjoyment. Aromas and flavors of dark red fruit led by raspberry, black cherry and evident oak spice are joined with more traditional Knights Valley tones of black and blue fruits. A touch of licorice and mocha round out a lingering, pleasant finish.
93 Pts James Suckling, 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.00 Retail 24.99

2016 Exitus Bourbon Barrel Red
Fresno County, California,
This bourbon barrel aged red wine is fermented in American stainless steel and then aged for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This bold blend of Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon provide a deep ruby color with aromas of blackberry compote, leather and dusty dark chocolate. Bourbon barrel aging offers aromas of fire-toasted oak, baking spices, caramel and loose-leaf tobacco. On the shelf, you may notice that Exitus doesn’t look like your typical bottle of red wine. That’s because it doesn’t hide behind tinted glass. Why should you have to wait until your first pour to experience the rich crimson hue of our bourbon barrel aged blend? Instead of traditional shaded bottles that mask the color of the wine inside. Exitus bucks tradition with a clear glass bottle that showcases what matters most.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99