Wine Tasting 10/1/19

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  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday October 1st 2019              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2018 Scarpetta Pinot Grigio Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Light straw color with just a hint of salmon. Aromas of both stone fruits and melon. Showing Pinot Grigio’s ability to be light on its feet but complex. Melon and stone fruits with minerals and medium body. BTG $7.25     Retail $15.99 2018 Sean Minor 4 Bears Rose Central Coast, California 100% Pinot Noir This great value in California rose was produced using the classic saignée method, allowing juice to remain in contact with the skins for about 24 hours. The juice is then “bled” from the tank before fermentation begins. The resulting wine is fermented dry developing its pink color, aromatics and bright fruit flavors. Vibrant cherry, strawberry, cranberry and ripe watermelon aromas and flavors lead in the nose, followed by delicate red fruits on the palate and a thirst-quenching finish. Perfect summertime sipper. TOP VALUE! BTG $7.50  Retail $16.99 2018 Ch D’ Oupia Les Heretiques Minervois, France This 100% 40+Year old Carignan from Minervois in the south of France will knock your socks off. It is medium-bodied with a strong tannic structure and aromas of raspberries and blueberries. BTG $6.50 Retail $11.99   2016 Noan River Cabernet Napa, California Dark ruby in color. Complex nose brimming with brambly blackberry, rhubarb pie, plum, orange peel and marjoram. Secondary notes of savory, ripe red berry, and cigar box. Ripe, medium to full-bodied flavors of cassis, red raspberry and plum. Finishes long with bright notes of red fruits, framed up nicely with lingering plum and a hint of tobacco. BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99 2016 Redentore, Merlot Veneto, Italy The 2016 Redentore Merlot Is from 18-20 year old organically treated vines. The wine features round, soft, fruit, lovely spice notes, a touch of vanilla, and balanced acidity. It presents intense scents of raspberries, violet and cherry, with irresistible smoothness  BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99  

Wine Tasting 9/24/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on September 19, 2019 25 Comments
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday September 24th 2019              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings   2017 Weingut Frank Gruner Vetliner Weinviertel, Austria Very appetizing, immediate notes of both fresh green and ripe juicy yellow pear make for an aromatic opening. They follow through on the light dry palate where a sage-tinged savoriness is joined by bright lemon. It is ideal aperitif material with its refreshing mouthwatering lightness.90 Pts Wine Enthusiast BTG $8.00     Retail $18.99   2017 Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon Beautiful aromatics of blackberry, cinnamon stick, dried cranberry and cedar jump from the glass. The mouth is supple with strawberry, balsamic reduction, lavender, thyme and cocoa powder; finishing with soft tannins laced with black licorice. 90 Pts Tasting Panel BTG $10.25  Retail $25.99   2018 Ernesto Catena Padrillos Malbec Mendoza, Argentina Young, crisp wine with floral notes of violets and zesty taste of plums, cherries, dry berries and a hint of white pepper on the finish. Fruit-driven with a hint of oak and ideal for immediate enjoyment to maintain its vitality and freshness. 89 Pts Jeb Dunnick BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99   2017 Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee Sonoma County, 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. As with previous vintages, this wine is ready to pair with a myriad of cuisines and occasions, or enjoy on its own, knowing it will leave you clamoring for more. 91 Pts Tasting Panel BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99   2017 Maison Alexandrins Crozes Hermitage Northern Rhone Valley, France 100% Syrah This wine offers immediate pleasure. As soon as you open it the fruit is there. With a bit more stuffing and texture than the charming 2016, the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Maison les Alexandrins should prove to be superior. There’s an herbal, grassy note on the nose but alsopotent black cherry fruit. It’s full-bodied, with a creamy, plushtexture on the mid-palate that turns velvety on the long finish.” 92 Pts Robert Parker  BTG $10.75  Retail $27.99
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Wine Tasting 9/17/19


Tuesday September 17th 2019             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 John Anthony Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley, California

Vibrant tart fruit aromas with white pepper and citrus blossom. Pineapple, kiwi and guava flavors with honeysuckle and ginger with a lean texture. Minerality pervades throughout the freshness and energy of this bright Sauvignon Blanc. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $9.00     Retail $22.99

2017 Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay

Sonoma, California

Farmed by the Sbragia family for decades, Home Ranch Vineyard is located at the southeast end of Dry Creek Valley, where temperatures are cooler than most of the appellation. The 2017 growing season was another great one despite inconsistent temperatures. This vintage has aromas of ripe apples and stone fruit, followed by lemon peel, and a kiss of sweet oak and vanilla. 89 Pts Wine Spectator & James Suckling

BTG $7.75  Retail $17.99

2017 Siduri Pinot Noir

Santa Barbara, California

Sourced from vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Velley. It showcases the vibrancy and depth of flavor so synonymous with the region while mirroring the charm and romance that is always found in the area. Aromas of crushed slate, red cherry and rose petals lead into a bouncy palate that’s tart in flavors of pomegranate and raspberry. 93 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2016 Dry Creek Cabernet

78Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, and 2% Petit Verdot.

This impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon displays lively aromatics of black cherry, blackcurrant, and dried blueberry. Additional airing reveals nuances of dried Herbes de Provence, cola, leather, and black olive. The palate is full-bodied and rich with elegant flavors of black currant and dried cranberry with notes of cocoa powder, espresso, nutmeg, and cedar. The wine is fruit-forward and youthful, with fine tannins and a finish of black and white pepper. It offers intensity and richness and reflects the terroir beautifully.

92 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2017 Emmolo Merlot

From the famous Caymus Portfolio

Grapes for this wine were sourced from Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, which includes two family vineyards. The area’s cooler weather, along with crop thinning and gravelly light soil, creates ideal conditions for producing a rich, distinctive Merlot. This wine is lush and supple on the palate, with expansive, dark berry flavors, a fresh earthiness, and smooth, leathery tannin. 4.4 Vivino Retail $37.99

Wine Tasting 9/10/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on September 5, 2019 No Comments yet


Tuesday September 10th 2019             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Elk Cove Pinot Blanc

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Jumps from the glass with aromas of bright tangerine set off by slate, smooth river rock and a flash of honeysuckle. Ripe and mouth-watering, this wine is bursting with stone fruit and crisp Meyer lemon buffered by the creamy texture of meringue.

92 Pts Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines #5, 92 Pts Wine & Spirits

BTG $8.25     Retail $19.99

2016 Solena Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Deep, bright red in color with a vibrant and fruity nose. Cheery aromas of black cherry, plum and blackberry compote entice the nose while the soft mouthfeel gives way to flavors of dark fruit with elements of bramble, leather and licorice. 92 Pts James Suckling

BTG $9.50  Retail $23.99

2016 Coltibuono Chianti Classico

Tuscany, Italy

This wine is the result of absolutely natural production methods using hand-picked organically grown Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes. It is considered to be one of the most representative wines of the Chianti Classico appellation. The color is bright ruby, the nose unveils layers of iris, violet, tobacco, black pepper and marasca cherry. The taste is well balanced, tightly knit with supple tannins, mineral notes, a mouth cleansing fresh acidity. Warm and persistent.

93 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2016 Castello Di Neive Barbera D’Alba Superior

Piedmonte, Italy

Intense and racy, this red displays concentrated black cherry, blackberry and black currant aromas and flavors. Vibrant and tangy on the mouthwatering finish. 92 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $10.75  Retail $27.99

2016 Peachy Canyon Incredible Red

Paso Robles,California

90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah

A rich and fruity nose opens with black cherry, blackberry, nutmeg, and vanilla, leading into toffee, cigar, and cherrywood. On the palate the wine is round and sumptuous, with notes of cherry, clove, and orange oil. This Incredible Red meets and exceeds the promise in its name.

90 Pts SK

BTG $6.50 Retail $12.99