Wine Tasting 4/30/19

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    HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday  April 30th 2019 6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings NV Vilarnau Cava Brut Barcelona, Spain Aged More than 15 months in bottle This is a cava that is complex on the nose, offering the primary aromas of the grapes. When you taste the Vilarnau Brut Reserva we want you to be reminded that it is made from fruit, in this instance from Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada grapes. Apple, peach and yeast aromas are welcoming . Shows roundness on the palate and no coarseness. Briny apple and dried-apricot flavors are calm on the finish. 89 Pts Wine Enthusiast BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99 2016 Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay Central Coast, California Never seeing the inside of an oak barrel, Mer Soleil SILVER is a pure, clean expression of Chardonnay. It is fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and small concrete tanks imported from Burgundy, France. A sun-kissed, light gold color, the 2016 vintage opens with scents of peach, apricot, Meyer lemon, vanilla wafers and honey. The nose brings additional interest with subtle notes of truffle, mesquite smoke and the kind of savory saltiness that drifts off a coastal shore. The palate is fresh and round, with a minerality that evokes wet stone and steel, as well as a lively acidity that balances lush fruit flavors. Crisp and lingering on the finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99 2017 Boen Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, California From the creator of Belle Glos and the Caymus Wagner family. This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is rich in ripe fruit flavors and balanced by bright acidity and judicious hints of toasty oak. Deep scarlet red color with garnet highlights. Red raspberry, tart cherry, blackberry, and vanilla aromas with balanced flavors of plum, cranberry, and chocolate covered cherries followed by hints of cola and clove. BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99 2017 Amancaya Red Blend Mendoza, Argentina 85% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Red deep color. The nose reveals fruit aromas of red and black berries with notes of mocha, spices and pepper. On the palate the texture is balanced with elegant and velvety tannins, giving a soft yet mouth-filling structure. Overall, a complex mixture of fruits and spices. 90 Pts Robert Parker BTG $8.25 Retail 19.99 2015 Primus The Blend Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile  A blend that combines each of the estates’ diversity and their best varieties. The base is Cabernet Sauvignon, which provides structure, while Merlot delivers red fruit and vitality in mouth. Carménère adds weight and softness, as well as spices that combine beautifully with Petit Verdot’s smooth, complex finish. And finally, Cabernet Franc presents elegance and persistence . A generous and rich red with round and chewy tannins. So much lovely ripe fruit with currant and hints of walnut character. Full and beautiful. Gorgeous wine. 94 Pts James Suckling BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

Wine Tasting 4/22/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on April 18, 2019 No Comments yet

Don’t forget this Saturday night 7-9 Free Prosecco Tasting

Our Monday night special wine tasting features the wines of Yalumba from the Barossa Valley in Australia and our special guest Jane Ferrari. Meeting Jane Ferrari is unforgettable. Her job title at Yalumba is multifaceted. She is a storyteller, a communicator, a brand ambassador, a legend. Spend an hour with Jane and you’ll find out more about the heritage and culture of Yalumba and the Barossa than most locals learn in a lifetime.


Monday  April 22nd 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier

South Australia

Pure aromas are reminiscent of fresh apricots, lifted ginger, saffron and fresh white flowers. The palate is long, rich and luscious, with intense and expressive stone fruit flavors and hints of orange peel, finishing with an alluring freshness. This wine will continue to grow and develop in the bottle, firstly showing enhanced apricots and spice, then after a couple of years developing honey flavors and toast complexity.

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2018 Yalumba Barossa Bush Vine Grenache

Barossa Valley, Australia

Sourced from low yielding gnarly bush vines, largely aged between 25 and 70 years, this wine is Barossa Grenache at its best. Bright red fruits and spice flow on to a rich, yet savory palate delivering a wine of elegance, tight structure and tremendous length. The subtle use of French oak enhances the true varietal characters of this classic Barossa Grenache.

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2017 Yalumba Barossa Shiraz

Barossa Valley, Australia

A moreish Barossa Shiraz that is approachable, full-bodied and fleshy. Deep and brooding with aromas of dark fruits, red spices, anise and ripe cherries, the palate flows with even texture towards a soft finish.

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Yalumba Cabernet “ The Cigar”

Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, Australia

The Cigar; a name coined by Coonawarra Vignerons to describe the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil.

This wine is plum red in color and medium to full depth in hue. Bright cherry, chocolate and musk fruit aromas are supported by savory cedar oak. The palate is vibrant with blueberries and curry leaf, balanced by choc-mint with the tannins having a mouth filling praline texture

BTG $11.25  Retail 29.99

NV Yalumba Antique Tawny Port 375ml

Barossa Valley, Australia

Deep tawny with green tinges around the edges indicating prolonged aging in wood. Intense wood aged rancio featuring dried fruits, chocolate, and caramel. Elegant brandy spirit adds sweet vanillin and oak complexity. Rich and soft in the middle. Complex rancio flavors with a persistent nutty caramel aftertaste. Fine spirit characters balance the sweetness producing an elegant drying finish. 92 Pts Wine Advocate, 91 Pts wine Spectator

BTG $10.75 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 4/16/19

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Tuesday April 16th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 L’Acote Cotes de Province Rose

Provence, France

70% Grenache, 20 % Syrah & 10% Cinsault

With a pale pink coulor, the nose reveals a basket of fruits composed of apricot, peach, grapefruit, mango and litchi.

This aromatic expression leaves room for an ample clean mouth feel, with persistent floral flavours.

BTG $6.50 Retail $11.99

2017 Domaine Santa Giullietta Corse Vermentino

Corsica, France

A smooth, warm style of wine, this offers ripe apple and white-fruit flavors. It is floral, perfumed as so often with Vermentino with open fruitiness and a fresh, aromatic aftertaste. 88 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $7.25  Retail $15.99

2016 Domaine de Pallus Chinon Rouge “Messanges”

Loire Valley, France

Cabernet Franc

A very fresh style, with high-pitched red currant and bitter cherry notes, lined with a mouthwatering iron streak. Bright savory and floral accents add lift on the finish. Very pure. 90 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Chave Mon Couer Cotes Du Rhone

Rhone Valley, France

50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

A cut above most Côtes-du-Rhônes in structure and complexity. Lurid ruby. Ripe cherries and red berry liqueur on the deeply perfumed, spicetinged nose. Shows impressive power and breadth on the palate, offering rich black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors complicated by hints of lavender and peppery spices. The smooth, gently tannic finish delivers solid punch and repeating red berry and floral notes. 91 Pts Vinous, 91 Pts Wine Advocate, 91 Pts James Suckling

BTG $9.00   Retail 22.99

2014 Chateau Segur de Cabanac

St Estephe, Bordeaux, France

60% Cabernet, 40 % Merlot

Violet color. Earthy, fruity aromas and flavors of cocoa-dusted berries, chocolate mint and graham crackers, praline, and fallen tree in a forest with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish with impressions of cassis tart a la mode, whole nuts, and earth with dusty, leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, savory St. Estèphe with great poise and structure. 94 Pts , 92 Pts International Wine Reports

BTG $14.00 Retail $37.99

Wine Tasting 4/9/19

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Tuesday April 9th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Maison De Grand Esprit Cremant De Bourgogne

Burgundy, France

A fresh and bright sparkling wine with apple and cream aromas and flavors. Hints of yogurt. Full body, pretty bubbles and a flavorful finish. Blend of 60% chardonnay, 20% pinot noir and 20% gamay. A fun and lively sparkling wine. Bottled fermented and 12 months on lees. 90 Pts James Suckling

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2016 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay

Napa Valley, California

COMMENTARY: My notebooks are filled with plenty of impressions of the Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay over the years, and there is a reason why this wine is so successful. While the 2016 vintage shows the evolution of the wine, the Private Reserve Chardonnay has always been at the top of its game, no matter what vintage is in play. TASTING NOTES: This wine is luxurious. Its aromas and flavors of ripe apples and peaches, couple with an enticing creaminess stay long and generous on the palate. 93 Pts Wilford Wong, 92Pts Robert Parker, 91 Pts Wine Spectator

Retail $39.99

2016 Etude Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir

Carneros, California

The Carneros Estate Pinot Noir intrigues with its rich array of red cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate raspberry and spice. The core of red fruit is made complex with layers of sassafras, sandalwood and baking spice that build in intensity through the finish. With an opulent mouthfeel and ideal natural acidity, the wine has significant substance and depth, yet stays lively and lifting throughout. 90 Pts Robert Parker, 92 Pts SK

BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

2017 Gundlach Bundschu Mt Cuvee

Sonoma,  California

74% Merlot ,7% Cabernet Sauvignon,7% Cabernet Franc,7% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec

 Refreshing aromas of black cherries and blackberries lifted by vanilla and warm baking spices lead into a light-to-medium bodied palate of more dark fruit, savory cocoa and earth, while dusty tannins and mouth-watering acidity leave a lingering freshness. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $8.25   Retail 19.99

2016 Robert Hall Artisan Collection Cabernet

Paso Robles, California

The intense dark ruby red color of the Cabernet Sauvignon is reflective of this full-bodied, flavorful wine. The core of black currant and hints of cedar and spice along with cocoa aromas echoed by rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit, dark chocolate and anise are all supported by balanced rich velvety tannins.

90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99