Wine Tasting 3/3/20

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Tuesday March 2nd 2020             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2019 Miguel Torres Las Mulas Organic Sauvignon Blanc

Central Valley, Chile

This crisp, fresh Chilean white wine hails from the Central Valley, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountain range. This organically certified, zesty Sauvignon Blanc features aromas of green apple, lemongrass and chives. 89 Pts N.M.

BTG $7.00  Retail $14.99

2018 Valravn Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast, California

A warm summer in the Sonoma Coast provided for a lush core of ripe peach and pineapple.  These fresh fruit notes are balanced by richer flavors of toasted hazelnuts, marzipan, and toasted coconut from barrel aging.  Overall, the Valravn Chardonnay walks the delicate line between high toned freshness and the more powerful flavors of the barrel-fermented Chardonnay. 91 SK

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2017 Valravn Pinot Noir

Sonoma County, California

The foggy, cool vineyards in the Sonoma Coast produce gorgeous wines with beautiful high-toned red fruit flavors, while the Russian River Component adds a richness and concentration in the form of black cherry, ripe strawberry, with hints of vanilla from top quality bottle aging. The wine is concentrated, but energetic with a linear mineral and acid streak providing backbone and freshness. 91 SK

BTG 10.00   Retail $24.99

2017 Valravn Cabernet

Sonoma County, California

Reminiscent of classic ripe-vintage Bordeaux – refined and well defined with a lovely play of savory and sweet. Cassis, black cherry, and blackberry fruit is accompanied by opulent notes of dark chocolate, espresso roast, and graphite. Silky tannins with amazing richness on the palate. 4.1 Vivino 91 SK

BTG $10.00   Retail $24.99

2017 Valravn Zinfandel

Sonoma County, 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. 92 Pts SK

BTG $8.75    Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 2/25/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on February 20, 2020 No Comments yet
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday February 25th 2020              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2017 Vinosia Falanghina Campania, Italy Light yellow color with silvery hues. A fresh aroma of exotic fruit, citrus and white flowers. A palate with present acidity, but with perfect harmony. Hints of apple and pear and some minerality. BTG $7.25  Retail $15.99 2018 Dubois Vouvray Loire Valley, France 100% Chenin Blanc. Medium bodied with plenty of zip, this crisp white evokes the feeling of warm sunshine on a spring day. Juicy red apple and green pear tasting notes are met with good acidity for a balanced wine that’s delicious. BTG $7.00 Retail $13.99 2018 Flor De Goda Garnacha Campo de Borja, Spain Opaque purple in color, the wine exhibits richness and finesse both on the nose and palate. Layers of blackberry, blueberry, plum, mocha and mineral notes are complemented with spice box details edged with dark chocolate, licorice and cracked pepper. The richness continues on the lingering finish. 90 Pts GP BTG 6.75   Retail $12.99 2015 Lyeth Red Blend Sonoma County, California 36% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot With aromas of wild raspberry, cocoa with notes of black pepper and cinnamon toast, this wine coats the palate with opulent flavors of cherry compote and hints of tea leaf and graham cracker. A rich, succulent mouthfeel with well-balanced tannins make this complex wine immediately enjoyable 4.1 Vivino BTG $8.75   Retail $21.99 2015 Peju Cabernet Napa Valley, California Ripe red berries, plum and vanilla bean infuse the glass. On the palate, a perfect balance of structured tannins and fruit envelop the taste buds, displaying fresh raspberry, leather, smoke and toasted marshmallow. This wine culminates in a long finish with layers of cinnamon and anise. Bold and enchanting now, it will continue to mature for the next decade. 93 Pts SK Retail $44.99  

Wine Tasting 2/18/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on February 13, 2020 No Comments yet
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday February 18th 2020              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2018 Olianas Vermentino Sardina, Italy Intense notes of pink grape fruit and lemon with hints of spices and bread crust. It is refreshing and quite round on the palate with a very pleasant finish. 89 Pts Vinous BTG $7.50  Retail $16.99 2018 Four Graces Pinot Gris Willamette Valley, Oregon Lively and refreshing. Beautiful bright aromas of ripe pineapple, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flower mingle in the glass. The palate continues with fresh lemon and orange zest followed by a touch of smooth quince, which leads into a vibrant lingering acidity. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99 2017 Resonance Pinot Noir The wine reflects a bright ruby color. The nose is very fresh and fruity, with a lot of red (strawberry, raspberry) and black fruits ( wild cherry, blackberry), enhanced by subtle floral and spicy aromas. Elegance and harmony describe precisely the palate. Tannins are present and fine, while the acidity brings a nice freshness, particularly long. 93 Pts Wine Spectator BTG 11.75   Retail $31.99 2015 Gravel Bar Alluvial Red 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. 4.1 Vivino BTG $7.75   Retail $17.99 2016 Firestone Cabernet Paso Robles, California 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

Wine Tasting 2/11/20

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Tuesday February 11th 2020             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2018 Gerard Bertrand Perles De Sauvignon Blanc

Languedoc Roussillon, France

A new, fresh and vibrant wine from the powerhouse Languedoc producer, this boasts abundant aromas of green plum, gooseberry, orange rind and garrigue herbs. The lightweight palate is clean and refreshing, with a mouthwatering citrus verve to the close.

89 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $7.25  Retail $15.99

2018 Gerard Bertrand Organic Reserve Speciale Chardonnay

From the beautiful landscapes of the South of France, the wines are produced entirely from organic grapes, grown in the terroir of the Languedoc and nourished by the Mediterranean sun.

Aromas of ripe peach are complemented by citrus notes of grapefruit. Smooth and unctuous on the palate with vanilla and exotic fruit flavours building to a long-lasting finish of outstanding vivacity. 92 pts SK

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Gerard Bertrand Terroir Corbiere

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre. Deep concentrated color. The complex aromas of black fruit come from the carefully controlled extraction during vinification and from the exceptional ripeness of the grapes. A wine of distinctive character with all the flavors of ripe fruit, with subtle hints of spices and licorice. 90 Pts Wine & Spirits Best Buy, 90 Pts Wine Advocate

BTG 7.50   Retail $16.99

2016 Gerard Bertrand Kosmos Organic Red

This organic wine is a blend of 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% each Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Marselan. A fun and enjoyable red wine that is crossing the Atlantic with its broad spectrum appeal about it. A deep ruby-red color. This powerful, elegant and nicely-balanced cuvée is endowed with generous red fruits aromas. The tannins are mature, subtle and the lingering finish is amazingly intense.

90 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $9.50   Retail $23.99

2017 Gerard Bertrand L’Hospitalet Grand Vin Rouge

Syrah 60%, Grenache 30%, Mourvèdre 10%

From the finest grapes at the Château, the Grand Vin delivers an intense bouquet dominated by spicy notes underpinned by rich, red fruits. The fleshy, balanced and elegantly structured palate reveals silky tannins which highlight the opulent fruit through to a long finish.

IWC Champion Red Wine Trophy 2019 95 Pts Robert Parker(2016)BTG $11.75   Retail $31.99