Wine Tasting 11/19/19

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday November 19th 2019            

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2018 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand

Distinctly Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greens and hints of tropical guava on the nose. The palate is refined and elegant with superb natural fruit weight providing a juicy core of layered fruit, entwined with a salty textural acidity, vibrant citrus pith, and a moreish dry chalky finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.00    Retail $14.99

2016 Flowers Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast, California

Medium yellow in color. Aromas of straw, lemon verbena and honeysuckle mingle with layers of lemon meringue and lychee. Upon entry are flavors of lemon curd, honeydew, and hints of star fruit and wet stone, balanced with a touch of fine grained tannin. The crisp finish is countered with a spicy note of white pepper and lingers with coastal minerality.

91 Pts Robert Parker

Retail $37.99

2015 Quercibella Mongrana

Tuscany, Italy

50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot.

A juicy and delicious 2015 red with plenty of berry and chocolate character. Medium to full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. 93 Pts James Suckling

BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2016 Los Vascos Grand Reserve Carmenere

Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile

Deep, intense ruby red. Fruity aromas of cherry, blackberry and ripe plum on a background of roasted hazelnuts, black pepper, ripe red bell pepper, puréed black olives, and roasted eggplant. Notes of dark chocolate, cherry liqueur, and black olive on the palate that harmonically combine with forward, elegant and persistent tannins. As a whole, an amazing communion of fruit and spices that helps the wine express its personality and typicity to the fullest. 92 Pts James Suckling

BTG $8.00    Retail $18.99

2017 Leviathan Meritage

Napa Valley, California

Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc

Seductive black cherry, blackberry and currant fruits laced with cocoa nib, sweet baking spices and cigar box with silky texture and a long, savory finish. Leviathan is a red wine from legendary winemaker Andy Erickson, the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle.

94 Pts Robert Parker (Previous Vintage)

BTG $12.75  Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting 11/12/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on November 7, 2019 No Comments yet
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday November 12th 2019              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2017 Chapoutier Belleruche Rose Rhone Valley, France In the tradition of the Rhone valley’s great rose wines, Chapoutier’s Belleruche Rose is made from a blend of Grenache (roughly 75%), with smaller amounts of Cinsaut (Cinsault), and Syrah. The Grenache in this food-friendly wine gives it bright red stone fruit flavors and beautiful color, while the Cinsaut gives its delicate strawberry aroma and the Syrah its body. BTG $6.75    Retail $13.99 2017 The Calling Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, California This is a remarkably balanced white that is steely in nature, with bright aromas of tangerine, grapefruit and Meyer lemon. These tones follow through on the palate, alongside a fleshy texture and mineral stoniness that refreshes and lingers. 93 Pts Wine Enthusiast, 92 Pts James Suckling BTG $10.75  Retail $27.99 2018 The Calling Pinot Noir Monterey County, California Aromas of bing cherry, fresh raspberry, and cranberry. Medium-bodied, the wine features excellent acidity and a lingering finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99 2015 Clos De Los Siete Red Mendoza, Argentina 58% Malbec, 23% Merlot, 10% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 1% Petit Verdot A fine and fresh wine with blueberries and fresh herbs. Medium body, refined and focused. Linear and tight texture. Very long and bright. Layered and delicious. 93 Pts James Suckling, 91 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $8.25    Retail $19.99 2017  Borne Of Fire Cabernet Columbia Valley, Washington A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Zinfandel, which is a variety you don’t see much in Washington. It’s healthy ruby/purple color is followed by a seamless, balanced, downright delicious red that has loads of sweet red and blue fruits, hints of spring flowers, medium body, no hard edges, and a great texture. 92 Pts James Suckling BTG $8.75  Retail $21.99