Wine Tasting 2/19/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on February 14, 2019 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday February 19th 20196-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2016 Valckenberg Pinot BlancRheinhessen , GermanyThe wine was harvested from fully ripe, aromatic grapes, gentlypressed, bridled with selected yeasts in a cold fermentation. Fruity and full-bodied with aromas of pears and pineapples. Crisp and dry on the palate followed by a clean minerally finish.BTG $6.75  Retail $12.99

 #21 Sokol Blosser EvolutionWillamette Valley, OregonSemillon, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Early Muscat,Muscat-Canelli, Chardonnay. A blend of 9 white grapes, each pressed separately, adding its own character. Evolution is both complex and approachable, with an intensely aromatic and flavorful blend of white varietals that create a wine with depth of interest and versatility in pairing. Spicy and floral on the nose, this wine is lush and tropical on the palate, with a soft and round sweetness that is tempered by a burst of citrus, leaving the finish clean and crisp. We may dare to say that Evolution goes with just about anything, 91 Pts Wine EnthusiastBTG $7.25 Retail $15.99 

2016 Garzon Cabernet FrancPunta del Este, UruguayA strong purple color with violet reflections, this noble red wine has mineral aromas coming from ripe peppers, spices and fruits of the forest accompanied by a chocolate subtle note and smoked hints coming from selected barrels. With gentle tannins , it mixes prunes and ripe blackberries with fresh eucalyptus and mint notes that add to its complexity.BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99  

2016 Jameison Ranch Double Lariat CabernetNapa Valley, CaliforniaEnticing aromas jump out of the glass with this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of black currant, anise, and cedar intrigue the senses. Flavors of cassis, blackberry, and black cherry delight the palate leading to supple tannins that carry through a lengthy finish. The Double Lariat Cabernet is highly elegant yet accessible for any occasion and any connoisseur. 92+ SKBTG $12.75       Retail 34.99  

2016 Chronic Cellars  Sofa King Bueno Red BlendPaso Robles, California44% Syrah, 31% Grenache, 13% Petite Sirah, 10% Mourvèdre and 2% TannatThe life of the party has just arrived and is setting up shop in your mouth. It’s approachable, as all good party guests should be, with lively flavors of blackberries, cherries and strawberries to get things started. And this Paso red blend knows how to mingle, introducing milk chocolate, caramel and leather to all those beautiful fruits. It’s going to be an interesting night.

90 Pts Wine

EnthusiastBTG $10.00  Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 2/12/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on February 7, 2019 No Comments yet


Tuesday February 12th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV  Juve Y Camps Brut Rose

Penedes, Spain

The NV Pinot Noir Brut Rose, a non-vintage sparkling wine from Pinot Noir grapes, which is quite dark-colored, displays a bright cherry red color with a showy nose of cherries, truffles and strawberry jam with a fresh, pungent palate, balanced acidity and flavors. Different, with a strong personality. It feels like a red sparkling wine, and quite good, by the way!  Juve & Camps is a very popular Cava producer in Spain, which seems to have improved its range and added a few luxury cuvees to their range while also moving to organic farming practices.

BTG $7.75    Retail $17.99

 2017 Vina Cobos Felino Chardonnay

Mendoza, Argentina

Clear yellow with green hues. The nose is fruity, expressing tropical aromas like mango, pineapple, and citrus. On the palate, there are delightful flavors of green apple, peach, and subtle notes of vanilla. There is freshness as well as structure and persistence. 92 Pts James Suckling

BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2016 Vajra Barbera d Alba

Piedmonte , Italy

The 2016 Barbera d’Alba has a lively purple color. The nose is fragrant, wide, displaying purple flowers, hibai prune, wet stone and a hint of sweet spices. The mouth is succulent, with prune, small berries and a whiffle of noble spices. This wine is beautifully vibrant and balanced with a long, lingering finish.

92 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $10.00   Retail $24.99

2017 Vina Cobos Felino Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina

Violet red with black tones. An attractive nose with aromas of fresh black fruits and prunes. The palate displays good concentration, balance and sweet yet supple tannins. They increased the percentage of French oak and reduced the use of American oak a bit, and the wood seems better integrated, neatly folded into the fruit. 93 Pts James Suckling

BTG $8.00         Retail 18.99

2015 Black Slate Porrera

Priorat, Spain

The 2015 Black Slate Porrera is a custom blend of 60% Garnacha, 35% Cariñena and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from younger and older vines on slate soils. It’s a ripe and heady village red that is part of a collection of village wines from Priorat produced by different wineries in conjunction with US importer Eric Solomon. It fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats for 25 days and matured in 225- and 300-liter oak barrels for 12 months. The wine has a traditional profile, with ripe fruit and noticeable impact from the oak, following the house style. The palate is medium to full-bodied with some dusty tannins and an earthy finish.

91 Pts Wine Advacate

BTG $9.00     Retail $22.99