Wine Tasting 9/3/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday September 3rd 2019              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings NV Lucien Albrecht Cremant Brut Rose Alsace, France Tart red currant, rhubarb and strawberry come together in a very refreshing, rounded and appetizing fashion. The frothy, foaming mousse is exuberant and highlights these strawberry shortcake flavors brilliantly, while a totally dry palate makes sure that this stays classy. This is very satisfying, fun and fruit-driven, with a serious core and a bright, lemony finish. Cremant Rosé is made by the Champagne Methode. 93 Pts Wilford Wong, 90 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $8.50      Retail $20.99 2018 Four Graces Rose Willamette Valley, Oregon 100% Pinot Noir Pale salmon with rouge reflections fill the glass. Delicate aromas of cherry, wild strawberry, meyer lemon and a hint of light crème fraiche sets the tone for this delightful rosé. The palate shows bright notes of ripe strawberry that lead into a soft minerality. A lively acidity accents the ripe fruit flavors and carries the wine into a crisp finish. BTG $8.00  Retail $18.99 2015 Gravel Bar Alluvial Red Blend Columbia Valley, Washington Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Malbec and Petit Verdot This is a full-bodied red with vibrant flavors of dried cherries, plum, toffee, chocolate and vanilla. The structure is rich, with bold tannins extending the finish. BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99   2016 Carmenet Cabernet Reserve California With a dark rich red color, Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon presents a complex bouquet of berries with hints of chocolate. The palate rounds out with spice and vanilla and ends with a smooth lingering finish. BTG $6.25  Retail $9.99 2016 Haraszthy Bearitage Red blend Lodi, California Lodi is located in the central valley of California and is cooler than either the northern or southern halves of the valley. As a result, grapes from Lodi tend to produce wines at the fleshy, plummy, ripe end of the flavor spectrum. This wine is blended using Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Sirah and carefully selected. This wine is medium bodied, smooth and beautifully balanced. Bearitage Lodi Red Wine delivers abundant fruit flavors and aromas reminiscent of cherries, plums and blackberries. BTG $6.50 Retail $11.99

Wine Tasting 8/27/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday August 27th 2019             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Jean Manciat Macon Charnay

Burgundy, France

This unoaked Chardonnay is made in stainless-steel vats to express the fruity, floral aromas and flinty minerality that is characteristic of this region. Stony yellow apple and lemon verbena tantalize the nose and seduce the palate with richness and intensity. Fresh and concentrated in the mouth, lingering notes of honeyed apple and fresh minerality round out the finish of this succulent Mâcon.

BTG $8.25       Retail $19.99

2018 Francois Cazin Cheverny Blanc

Loire Valley, France

A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay, the Cazin Cheverny features bright citrus aromas and complex mineral notes. The palate is deep, surprisingly full-bodied, with great acid and remarkable length.

BTG $7.75  Retail $17.99

2017 Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges

Loire Valley, France

100% Cabernet Franc

From 25 to 30 year-old vines on gravel and sandy soils over clay near the Vienne river. This cuvée has gotten more and more “serious” as the vines age, giving a wine that is  delightful to drink young, but that shows surprising complexity and mineral character as well. The wine shows aromas of ripe red currant and cassis with hints of violet, citrus, earth, graphite, pepper and herbs. The palate is quite mineral with firm stony acids underlying lush, chalky berry fruits, and is beautifully balanced.

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2016 Redentore Merlot

Veneto, Italy

Rendentore Merlot is a true wine of place.  This is Venetian red wine in a glass: dark sour cherries, oregano and tar. Inky ruby in color with a notable gradient. The nose engulfs with balsamic vinegar, bay leaf and licorice. The clay soils from which this wine hails provide for ample structure: a pillowy mouthfeel, soft velvety tannins and cheeky acidity. 

BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2017 Valravn Zinfandel

Sononma, California

A very lifted aroma of simmering berry sauce emanates from the glass. In the mouth there is a cascade of blue and red fruits alike, comprised of copious amounts of blueberry, cassis and blackberry compote with the faintest hint of blood orange lingering around the perimeter of the core. It is framed in a mocha bean and chocolate ganache flavor. The energetic and long finish presents a sense of freshness that invites further drinking.

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 8/20/18

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on August 15, 2019 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday August 20th 2019             6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings NV Henriot Brut SouverainChampagne, FranceThe Henriot Brut Souverain stands tall as one of Champagne’s most consistent and high-quality non-vintage brut. A beautifully fine mousse indicates the class of this finely crafted wine. It has some weight, flavors of green apples, with hints of fresh apricots. There is extreme freshness here, the style dry but rich. 94 Pts Wine EnthusiastRetail $39.99  2017

Landmark Overlook ChardonnaySonoma, CaliforniaPale yellow in the glass, showing aromas of Meyer lemon, baked apple, and honeysuckle. The full-bodied palate shows ripe lemon, yellow apple skin on entry with, creamy peach, subtle butterscotch notes and chamomile flower with a hint of salted caramel on the mid palate. The finish has an attractive mineral texture and fresh acidity with lightly toasted brioche and tropical fruit notes. 92 Pts Tasting PanelBTG $8.25  Retail $19.99 2015

Benton Lane Pinot NoirWillamette Valley, Oregon2015 was another fine, warm year with full ripeness in the fruit which allowed the fruit notes in the wine to be more black fruit driven (boysenberry, black cherry, blueberry and cassis). This brings more depth and concentration to the wine, along with a fine balance with all components getting along well with each other. This makes the wine a synergy and much more enjoyable. The wine is rich and deep with flavors of boysenberry, cassis and white pepper. On the finish is the sweet flavor of toasted oak from French wine barrels. 90 Pts Wine EnthusiastBTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2017 Caldora Sangiovese Abruzzo. ItalyGarnet red. Intense and persistent, fruity(strawberry and black cherry)and wood flavour. Medium body, good tannins and well balanced. ready to drink. Very good valueBTG $6.75 Retail $12.99

 2014 Chateau LoudenneMedoc, Bordeaux, France50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet SauvignonA wine that is rich and pleasant on the palate with a beautiful red cherry color and a fruity nose with slightly woody and vanilla notes.90 Pts Wine EnthusiastBTG $11.25 Retail $29.99 

Wine Tasting 8/13/19

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  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday August 13th 2019              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2017 Masseria Altemura Fiano   Puglia, Italy Floral nose with a hint of gooseberry. Nice fruit and gentle minerality on the palate. Easy to drink with a soft, lingering finish. 90Pts James Suckling BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99 2017 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/ Viognier Clarksburg, California 83% Chenin Blanc, 17% Viognier Crisp, bright, and vivacious, CB+V is an aromatic white blend boasting a bouquet of honeysuckle, citrus, tropical fruit, and fresh cut herbs. The bright entry reveals citrus and other fruit flavors, and a balanced acidity carries through the clean finish.  90 Pts Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines 2018 #80 BTG $7.00  Retail $13.99 2017 Masseria Altemura  Sasseo Primitivo Puglia, Italy Ruby red with purple hues. Prominent tobacco and leather on the nose; ripe blackberry and blueberry with hints of cocoa, baking spice, and delicate pine. Juicy and medium bodied; reveals rich fruits, sweet herbs, and milk chocolate; leads to plush tannins and an elegant finish. BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99 2017 Kaiken Ultra Malbec Mendoza, Argentina This deep brilliant red-colored wine with purplish tones displays rich aromas. The nose has interesting spicy and floral notes—a clear expression of the Uco Valley—intertwined with black fruit aromas reminiscent of blueberries and blackberries that show this variety’s great typicity. Good structure and soft tannins call for a second glass. The finish is fresh, complex, and persistent with fruit notes and subtle spicy undertones of rosemary, thyme, and dry flowers. 93 Pts James Suckling BTG $8.75  Retail 21.99 2016 Juggernaut Cabernet Rutherford, Livermore & Lake County, California              100% HILLSIDE VINEYARDS Purity, intensity and seamless structure. French oak beautifully transforms intense mountain fruit into a wine with uncommon richness, yet smooth and luxurious texture. This wine is fierce, brave, and delicious. BTG $8.25  Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 8/6/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday August 6th 2019             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Piccini Prosecco

Treviso, Italy

Intense fruity with rich scent of apple, lemon and grapefruit. A pronounced aroma of wisteria in bloom and acacia flowers. The floral aromas clash with a pleasantly bitter citrus rind note that is inherent in Prosecco grape (glera). Vivid and fresh, with a fine, persistent perlage.

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2018 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand

4.7Scents of mango, lime and passionfruit introduce our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. A weighty, tropical palate is in perfect harmony with the crisp, acidic finish Marlborough is known for. 90 PTS Wine Spectator

BTG $6.75   Retail $12.99

2015 Piccini Saso Al Poggio Super Tuscan

Tuscany, Italy

60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet, 20% Merlot

The nose is ­lled with scents of black cherry, licorice, forest floor, vanilla and oak. Deep, full and lush on the palate, with

a core of succulent fruit, the Sasso al Poggio has beautifully integrated tannins and a long, complex fi­nish. 90 Pts SK

BTG $8.25  Retail $19.99

2016 Firestone Cabernet

Paso Robles, California

The 2016 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and inviting. The wine

displays aromas of Black Cherry and dark plum resulting in a lovely hint of violet. Flavors of cherry cola and

cocoa nib are rounded out by a note of pipe tobacco. Overall the wine features a firm tannin structured balanced

by a smooth lingering finish. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $7.25   Retail 15.99

2017 Foley Johnson Cabernet

Rutherford , Napa Valley, California

The Estate Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon displays inviting aromas of huckleberry, cedar, black

pepper and a hint of dried sage. On the palate, bold tannins are balanced with flavors of black currant and

dark cherry with savory notes of tobacco and graphite. Well structured and full bodied,

 is approchable now, but will age beautifully over the next 5-10 years 91 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $12.00  Retail $32.99