Don’t say no to Merlot Wine Tasting

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2/5/19

Don’t say no to Merlot

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday February 5th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Round Pond Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley California

The aromatics of this warm-weather sipper are bright, playful and tropical, teasing the taste buds with a bouquet of papaya, mango, and honeydew melon. The wine dances across the palate delivering everything promised by the bouquet including layers of white peach, ripe pear, granny smith apples and candied grapefruit. As you enjoy this wine, it continues to evolve beautifully, finishing with silky tones and refreshing minerality; notes of lime zest, mandarin orange, and limestone linger delightfully for minutes. 90 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $8.25    Retail $19.99 

 2014 Liberty School Merlot

Central Coast, California

This  has a deep opaque ruby-black color. Bright blackberry and blueberry aromas fill the glass with an intriguing note of Rainier cherry alongside lavender, clove and a kiss of vanilla. On the palate, the dark fruit play out in concert with the cherry flavor, while accentuated by sweet vanilla and toasted oak. It’s firm yet velvety tannins are balanced by mouthwatering acidity and a long, silky finish.

BTG $7.00 Retail $13.99

2014 Starmont Merlot

Carneros, California

Surprisingly dark with bright cherry, blueberry and currant aromatics on top of coffee/mocha, toast and cranberry. The palate is lush and velvety with good weight and soft tannins. The wine displays great richness, without being heavy or excessive. In short, it is quintessential Carneros Merlot. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiasts

BTG $9.50   Retail $23.99

2015 Jax Y 3 Taureau Red Blend

Napa Valley, California

50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 5% Zinfandel

Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary blackcurrant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. A beautifully rich, concentrated, irresistible style of wine to drink casually or with serious cuisine. Approachable upon release and will cellar till 2022 and beyond. 90 pts Robert Parker, 90 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $9.25         Retail 22.99

2016 Vina Robles Cabernet

Paso Robles, California

Red Garnet color, the 2016 vintage presents aromas of cassis, blueberry, cedar, and anise, with hints of black olives and juniper berry. Full-bodied with flavors of cassis and blueberry, licorice notes, chewy and chalky tannins.

 91 Pts Tasting Panel

BTG $8.25     Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 1/29/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday January 29nd 20196-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2017 Minuty M Rose Provence, FranceA splendid, pleasurable wine : The Grenache and Cinsault blend form an aromatic harmony offering notes of peach and candied orange. The flavor is crisp and round on the palate.  Eager and intense with orange peel and red current aromas. Smooth with a nice acidulous freshness.90 Pts W&SBTG $8.00    Retail $18.99   

2016 Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches ChardonnayRussian River, Sonoma, California Fresh, intense aromas with floral highlights of acacia blossoms move quickly to more traditional Chardonnay aromas of pear, peach, and apple. Tropical notes of guava and toasted coconut are joined by hints of lemongrass and vanilla. The wine is beautifully balanced, delicate yet rich and creamy with well integrated oak. The many pleasures offered by blending our Russian River vineyards brings classic lemon-lime flavors with a slight hint of honey and butter mid-palate. A touch of creme fresh enhances our fruit-forward style, with mineral notes in a distinctive lingering finish. 90 Pts Wine SpectatorBTG $9.00 Retail $22.99 

2015 Lyric By Etude Pinot NoirSanta Barbara, CaliforniaVibrant ruby in color, this Pinot Noir jumps out of the glass with red fruit confiture aromas alongside fresh Bing cherry, raspberry, and hints of kola-nut. From the beautiful oak integration, sweet spiced notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice. On the palate, the red fruits continue with fresh raspberry andstrawberry backed up by soft tannins and cedar spice notes.Silky and elegant, this wine is balancedwith bright acidity and finesse, making this a wonderful accompaniment for an assortment of dishes. 90 Pts Wine EnthusiastsBTG $8.00   Retail $18.99  

2014 Susana Balbo CabernetMendoza, Argentina

Deep bright ruby color with perfumed aromas of cassis, blackcurrants, redcurrants along with hints of roasted coffee beans and tobacco and a touch of fresh mint and fresh herbs. The complex aromas are echoed on the palate with layers of fruit and spices coming on and on. Sweet on the entry with round tannins, this full bodied wine shows a lively and harmonious acidity that leads to a fresh and pure finish.

 93 pts James Suckling, 91 RobertParker

BTG

$9.50         Retail 23.99 

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday January 29nd 20196-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 2017 Minuty M Rose Provence, FranceA splendid, pleasurable wine : The Grenache and Cinsault blend form an aromatic harmony offering notes of peach and candied orange. The flavor is crisp and round on the palate.  Eager and intense with orange peel and red current aromas. Smooth with a nice acidulous freshness.90 Pts W&SBTG $8.00    Retail $18.99   

2016 Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches ChardonnayRussian River, Sonoma, California Fresh, intense aromas with floral highlights of acacia blossoms move quickly to more traditional Chardonnay aromas of pear, peach, and apple. Tropical notes of guava and toasted coconut are joined by hints of lemongrass and vanilla. The wine is beautifully balanced, delicate yet rich and creamy with well integrated oak. The many pleasures offered by blending our Russian River vineyards brings classic lemon-lime flavors with a slight hint of honey and butter mid-palate. A touch of creme fresh enhances our fruit-forward style, with mineral notes in a distinctive lingering finish. 90 Pts Wine SpectatorBTG $9.00 Retail $22.99 

2015 Lyric By Etude Pinot NoirSanta Barbara, CaliforniaVibrant ruby in color, this Pinot Noir jumps out of the glass with red fruit confiture aromas alongside fresh Bing cherry, raspberry, and hints of kola-nut. From the beautiful oak integration, sweet spiced notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice. On the palate, the red fruits continue with fresh raspberry andstrawberry backed up by soft tannins and cedar spice notes.Silky and elegant, this wine is balancedwith bright acidity and finesse, making this a wonderful accompaniment for an assortment of dishes. 90 Pts Wine EnthusiastsBTG $8.00   Retail $18.99 

 2014 Susana Balbo CabernetMendoza, ArgentinaDeep bright ruby color with perfumed aromas of cassis, blackcurrants, redcurrants along with hints of roasted coffee beans and tobacco and a touch of fresh mint and fresh herbs. The complex aromas are echoed on the palate with layers of fruit and spices coming on and on. Sweet on the entry with round tannins, this full bodied wine shows a lively and harmonious acidity that leads to a fresh and pure finish. 93 pts James Suckling, 91 pts Robert Parker

BTG $9.50         Retail 23.99  

2016 Tenshen Red BlendSanta Barbara, CaliforniaSyrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Mourvèdre. Dark yet joyous on the nose, this blend shows blackberry, black plum, purple flower and uncracked peppercorn on the nose. There’s a soft entry to the palate, where dark fruit and roasted meat flavors are framed by fresh acidity and polished tannins. 91 Pts Wine EnthusiastsBTG $8.25     Retail $19.99

 2016 Tenshen Red BlendSanta Barbara, California Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Mourvèdre. Dark yet joyous on the nose, this blend shows blackberry, black plum, purple flower and uncracked peppercorn on the nose. There’s a soft entry to the palate, where dark fruit and roasted meat flavors are framed by fresh acidity and polished tannins. 91 Pts Wine EnthusiastsBTG $8.25     Retail $19.99

DJ NIGHT 1/25/19

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This Friday, January 25th, from 8:30-11pm, DJ Barry Stock will provide mood-altering sounds via classic jazz and blues, to get you in the right 
frame of mind for a nice bottle of wine and the company of friends.

Wine Tasting 1/22/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday January 22nd 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Rodney Strong Upshot White Blend

 Sonoma, California

50% Chardonnay, 18% Gewurtzraminer, 15% Pinot Noir, 12% Viognier, 5% Sauvignon Blanc

This bright wine bursts with aromas of white peach, apricot and jasmine blossom with flavors of melon, peach and a wet stone minerality followed by a crisp yet full finish.

BTG $7.25    Retail $15.99 

 2016 Ferrari Carano Chardonnay

Sonoma, California

This Chardonnay delights with aromas of pear, white peach, orange blossom, vanilla, graham cracker and buttercream, perfectly balanced by flavors of Fuji apple, cinnamon, apricot, quince and hazelnut. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the finish.

BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

2015 Cappezzana Barco Reale

Tuscany, Italy

Purplish dark and deep red with ruby red shades. Intense aromas of ripe blackberries and dark cherries with a hint of oak. Concentrated, with sweet, dense tannins and a lush, velvety texture with dark berry fruit flavors mingling on the finish.

90 pts James Suckling

BTG $7.50   Retail $16.99

2015 Clos de los Siete

Mendoza, Argentina

50% Malbec complemented with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot

A fine and fresh wine with blueberries and fresh herbs. Medium body, refined and focused. Linear and tight texture. Very long and bright. Layered and delicious. 93 pts James Suckling, 91 pts Wine Spectator

BTG $8.25          Retail 19.99

2016 Copper & Thief Bourbon Barrel aged Red Blend   

Lodi, California

31% Syrah, 28% Merlot, 20% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 3% Malbec, and 4% Other Red Blenders.

A dark and jammy red wine blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Crafted by Cellarmaster, Jeff Kasavan, the wine is aged for three months in bourbon barrels, which gives way to soft, velvety tannins with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor, with a long, lingering finish.

BTG $8.75      Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 1/15/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday January 15th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Cedar + Salmon Pinot Gris

 Willamette Valley , Oregon

Perfumed with stone fruit aromas like nectarine, peach, and apricot. A touch of lime oil adds to the alluring aromas. This wine is crisp on the palate with hints of lemon rind and then opens up to a lovely mix of exotic fruits like kiwi fruit, mango, and guava. The finish is crisp, dry and refreshing. 93 Pts Tasting Panel, 91 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $7.75    Retail $17.99 

 2017 Juan Gil Blanco

Jumilla, Spain

Moscatel / Muscat.

Light, green-tinged gold. Fresh melon, peach and kiwi aromas are complemented by jasmine and white pepper. Juicy, tightly wound pit fruit and honeydew flavors. Delivers a lot of juicy, refreshing fruit and comes off almost weightless on the long, intensely spicy finish.

89 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99

2017 Stoller Pinot Noir

Dundee Hills, Oregon

Made with estate Pinot Noir, this wine saw whole berry, native yeast fermentation before aging primarily in neutral French oak for nine months. Notes of bright red fruit, baking spice, cola and earth are met with silky tannins, layers of complexity and a lengthy finish — a classic representation of the Dundee Hills.93 Pts Wine Spectator PV

BTG $10.00   Retail $24.99

2015 Peju Merlot

Napa Valley, California

Fragrant aromas of bright raspberry, blueberry and cigar box introduce the lush plum, blackberry and currant flavors of this firmly structured Merlot. With mouth-filling tannins, this wine is complex and decadent featuring layers of mocha, anise and crème brûlée. Culminating with elegance and hints of cocoa nibs, this Merlot will continue tomature for the next 6- 8 years.

BTG $10.75          Retail 27.99

2016 Cesari Mara Ripasso   

Veneto, Italy

75% Corvina 5% Molinara 20% Rondinell

Named after the Cesari family matriarch, Mara is vinified using the Valpolicella’s exclusive Ripasso technique. Fresh wine was refermented on the Amarone pomace to create a smooth, elegant wine with an aromatic bouquet of ripe cherries. Mara Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso boasts a persistent, warm finish with round tannins after aging in large Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months.

90 Pts Tasting Panel

BTG $8.25      Retail $19.99