Wine Tasting 3/5/19

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We have some great new Italian Cheese that will pair beautifully with these wines
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday March 5th 20196-9 Pm No charge for Tastings
2017 Montemassi “Renaissance” RoseSangiovese & SyrahThis is a tight and pretty rosé with strawberries, orange peel and hints of cherries, which follow through to a medium body. Bright acidity and a delicious finish.  91Pts James SucklingBTG $7.00 Retail $14.99  2017 Masseria Altemura FianoPuglia, ItalyLight straw color with green hues, with a bouquet that’s Intense and fruity with fresh hints of almond blossoms, peach, and honey. The Palate is Dry, medium-bodied, and crisp, revealing perfectly ripened apricots, stone minerals, and a rich texture that leads to a refreshing finish. 91 Pts James SucklingBTG $7.00 Retail $14.99
2015 Castello Di Albola Chianti ClassicoTuscany, Italy100 % SangioveseRuby-red in color (advancing to garnet), this wine is bursting with notes of strawberry, red berries, sage, spice cake and subtle earth on the nose. It is vibrant and medium bodied, revealing lively cherry and exotic spice and leading to polished tannins and a delicate finish. 91 Pts James Suckling, 92 Pts Wine Spectator,95 Pts Decanter MagazineBTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Masseria Altemura NegroamaroPuglia, ItalyDark and intense ruby red, Bouquet is ample with notes of cherries, ripe red fruit, and jam; surprising scents of coffee and cacao.The Palate is robust and medium-bodied revealing vibrant fruit, fresh cracked pepper, and exotic spice that leads to chewy tannins and a mineral-rich finish. 90Pts James SucklingBTG $7.00      Retail 14.99

2015 Zonin RipassoVeneto, ItalyA rich and layered red with dried berry and cherry character. Hints of spice and chocolate. Medium to full body. Plenty of chocolate. Intense and lightly jammy with a tannic edge. 91 Pts James SucklingBTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 2/26/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday February 26th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017  The Palm By Whispering Angels

Provence, France

The Palm is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah made from grapes which are selected from the best vineyards in the appellation Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence.

Pale pink with green hues both of which are clear & very expressive. Great aromatic freshness on the nose followed by more subtle, fruity notes on the palate. The freshness is coupled with exceptional length and roundness. Crisp and suave finish.

BTG $7.25   Retail $15.99

2017 Kracher Pinot Gris

Burgenland, Austria

Hints of ripe Mirabelle and yellow apple show on the rather restrained nose. The palate adds bright, lemony freshness and zesty, pleasantly bitter citrus pith to the fruit, creating a texture alive with juiciness and freshness. It leaves a lasting, lemony aftertaste. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2016 Domaine Pegau “Maclura” Cote Du Rhone

Rhone Valley, France

60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvèdre,

A pleasant whiff of barnyard lends savory tones of earth and animal to crisp blackberry and plum flavors. It’s an opulent, slightly warming wine with a plummy, voluminous mouthfeel that’s vibrantly balanced by fresh acidity. The finish is moderately long, lingering on hints of sun-dried thyme, lavender and grippy tannins. Enjoy now–2025. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast, 90-92 Pts Wine Advocate

BTG $8.75  Retail $21.99

2015 Meerlust Red Blend

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Merlot,  Cabernet Sauvignon,  Cabernet Franc,  Petit Verdot

The wine has an intense, dark purple colour with a violet rim; bright and vivacious in the glass, youthful. The nose is expressive with powerful cassis, plum, exotic spice and hints of floral aromas. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied with intense flavours of crushed black fruit, cassis, vanilla, and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and silky, the acidity fresh, the flavour profile focused and linear. The wine has a persistent and long-lasting aftertaste. 89 Pts Vinous

BTG $7.50        Retail 16.99

2017 Noemia “A Lisa” Malbec

Patagonia, Argentina

Expressive, exuberant and open, clean and focused. A dense violet and plum color, with a bouquet of dark berries, cherry, minerals, and cocoa. Medium-bodied with an excellent structure, notes of cherry and cassis; with balanced, persistent tannins. 93 Pts Robert Parkers Wine Advocate, 92 Pts James Suckling

BTG $8.75   Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 2/19/19

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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

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

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