DJ Night Saturday 4/22/17 “The Blues”

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4-22-17

8pm -12 Midnight

 

This Saturday night Hollywood Vine is hosting its first Blues Night, with a local aficionado, playing tracks from the pantheon of greats, some of which will be familiar and some which will have a distinctly familiar ring – any one  blues song never belonged to any one person long before someone else appropriated it, changed the lyrics (a little), and gave it a new title
Join Tina and DJ Stinky Corners AKA Barry Stock for an evening of music from the human-est of humans, men with “Blind” in their name and women telling the truth about life and love and liquor.

The musical form called “blues” is the touchstone for so much of the rest of what occurred in sound in the 20th century, that it is difficult to overstate its impact. The transformation of suffering, vice, and coded innuendo into a simple but compelling expression hit its stride in the 1920s, and was a source of sales in the hundreds of thousands of copies for self-taught people for a decade or so. Often fame and fortune was followed by all of the attendant demons, and the familiar arc was as it is today, empty pockets and an early death. What was left behind is just as compelling as the day it was recorded, though, and modern sophistication, wit and wry humor are undeniably present.

 

Wine Tasting 4/25/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 25th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Chateau Gassier Esprit Rose
Provence, France
35% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Syrah, 10% Rolle
A very clear rosé with shades of peach; floral nose with white and yellow fruit notes (peach, apricot, pear); in the mouth, round and delicate with notes of white peach, mandarin and grapefruit. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2016 Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
Leyda Valley, Chile
A fruity and lip-smacking style, with effusive flavors of apple tart, peach and nectarine. The caressing finish is richly spiced, showing notes of cream and spice. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Masseria Primitivo “Sasseo”
Puglia, Italy
There’s a rich, mouthfilling quality to this medium-bodied red, offering a velvety mix of spiced cherry, mulberry and herbed olive, with accents of mocha and graphite. Plush tannins show on the juicy finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2014 Piattelli Cabernet Reserve
Salta, Argentina
The extremely dark-colored, almost opaque 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has earthy aromas of peat and graphite with no green aromas. The palate is medium to full-bodied with earthy, slightly dusty tannins. The yields are low and the grapes ripen properly and produced nicely concentrated wines. 89pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Tensley Syrah
Santa Barbara County, California
the 2014 Syrah Santa Barbara is a sexy, sweetly fruited and voluptuous Syrah that offers up a rockin’ bouquet of blueberry, blackberry, violets and pepper. It should drink nicely on release and over the following 5-6 years. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

 

Wine Tasting 04/18/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday April 18th 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 

2015 Zind Humbrecht Turckheim Gewurztraminer

Alcase, France

The intensely colored 2015 Alsace Gewurztraminer Turckheim displays a beautifully clear, precise and aromatic, also pure and mineral bouquet with spicy flavors intertwined with ripe orange aromas. Round, ripe and highly elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, silky textured, intense and seductive Gewurz with a firm but very fine tannin structure and remarkable complexity in the long, perfectly balanced finish. 91 Wine Advocate

BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

 

2010 Dosio Nebbiola D Alba

Piedmonte, Italy

Garnet red with slight orange reflections , notes of rose, violets, blackberries and red currants , tastes very fine and elegant with smooth tannins that are well integrated with the acidity

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

 

 

2014 Jax Y3 Taureau

Napa Valley, California

A terrific value and an amazing sleeper of the vintage is the 2014 Y3 Taureau Proprietary Red, a mélange of 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel. This is a steal , and Napa could certainly use more wines that are creatively put together like this one. Kudos to winemaker Kirk Venge – this is a killer bargain. Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary blackcurrant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. Medium to full-bodied, luscious and velvety, and then some. 89 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $9.00   Retail $22.99

 

2013  Sequoia Grove Cabernet

Napa Valley, California

Sequoia Grove’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is dark, fleshy and supple, especially for the year. Plum, blackberry, sage, mint, mocha and leather open up in a dark, brooding Cabernet that should drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Syrah.

91 Pts Antonio Galloni Vinous

BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

 

2014 Old Soul Zinfandel

Lodi, California

Harvested from estate owned vineyards, old vines that naturally lend themselves to producing dense raspberry, blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors that are accented by lush chocolate and vanilla notes. The palate is luscious and round with a silky mouth-feel and a long, enticing finish.

BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

 

Wine Tasting 4/11/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 11th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Julia James Chardonnay
California
Ripe lemon in color, this Chardonnay has golden highlights in the glass. Offers a mix of fresh pear, apple, melon and citrus on the nose. There is a bright, juicy, almost racy personality to go with exotic flavors of tropical fruits, vanilla, nectarine, and a hint of oak. Continuing to open up nicely in the glass, it has a creamy mid-palate and a clean, crisp finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2015 Astrolab Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Pale straw with green highlights. The nose has lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2013 Reata Pinot Noir
Canyon, California
This Pinot Noir is notable for its rich ruby color and notes of cherry,raspberry and pomegranate. Aromas of vanilla fill the glass that lead to a well-structured weight on the palate. French oak notes lead to a strong finish that lingers on the palate nicely. A great Pinot Noir for any occasion.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Jamieson Ranch Cabernet Double Lariat
Napa Valley, California
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Lariat displays plenty of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, velvety, light tannins, medium to full body and an up-front, consumer-friendly style that begs for consumption over the next 7-10 years. This is no wimpy offering at 14.7% natural alcohol and may actually last far past a decade. It’s a sleeper of the vintage and a great value from Napa. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

2014 Whiplash Zinfandel
California
Brilliant ruby red in color, the 2014 Whiplash Zinfandel boasts aromas of ripe bing cherries, raspberry jam, boysenberry and cardamom. Layers of juicy raspberry and blackberry explode on the palate. Spice leads to a rich, delightful finish on the palate.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

Wine Tasting 4/4/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 4th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio
Friuli, Italy
From Gradisca d’Isonzo, at the heart of some of the best grape-growing areas in Friuli Venezia Giulia, comes this delightful, fresh and easy-going white wine. The wine delivers ample zest and crispness that adds a kick of extra energy and intensity. It shows characteristic tones of cut grass and honeydew melon with a very approachable personality. Subtle tones of natural rubber and dried sage add an interesting signature to the finish.
89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2015 Solena Pinot Gris
Willamette Valley, Oregon
¬This Pinot Gris is crisp and light with notes of ripe apricot, pineapple, fresh baked bread, and white Floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Drouhin Roserock Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
The 2014 Roserock Pinot Noir offers blackberry and briary scents on the nose with a touch of earthiness – well defined and quite vivacious in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky blackberry and blueberry fruit. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth and delivers white pepper sprinkled over the finish that is nicely detailed. This should drink well over the next 8-10 years and at this price, I would be loading up. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
Retail $36.99

2014 St Cosme Cotes Du Rhone ” Deux Albions”
Rhone Valley, France
The 2014 Cotes du Rhone les Deux Albions has surprising density and depth of fruit in the vintage. Blackberries, currants, licorice, garrigue and pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, sweetly fruited, charming, forward and delicious beauty. It will drink well right out of the gate.
90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2012 Milbrandt Sentinel
Wahluke Slope, Washington
71% Cabernet, 23% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot

The 2012 Sentinel has a rich entry and builds with a dense chewy yet seamless mid-palate. Pronounced black fruit and minerality with a long luxurious finish. 91 pts Wine Enthusiast.
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 3/28/17

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Don’t forget tomorrow (Sunday)
12-5
Hollywood Vine yl Meeting/Party

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday March 28th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Zonin Prosecco
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
100% Moscato Bianco
Pale straw yellow with bright greenish-gold highlights and fine effervescence
Fresh with floral aromas; hints of apples and a touch of honey
Clean, fresh, and appealing flavor; sweetness is balanced with a refreshing crisp finish
BTG $6.00 Retail $10.99

2015 Harken Chardonnay
Arroyo Seco, California
100% barrel fermented, 100 % malolactic
7 months in 80% American / 20% French oak
Think crème brulée and buttered toast, with a fresh finish. Our rich Chardonnay flaunts a time-honored profile of tropical fruit and Bosc pear alongside warm oak aromatics.
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

2014 Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red
Napa, California
Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Aromatic spices coupled with black cherry aromas, alongside fresh raspberry and dark chocolate flavors.
Rich tannins lead to a full bodied wine with a long finish.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2015 Bodega Colome Autentico Malbec
Salta, Argentina
This unoaked 100% Malbec comes from 90 year old vines, no added comercial yeasts and has been bottled without filtration. Intense and almost black colour with violet hues, has a nose full of black and red fruit aromas and an elegant spicyness with a crispy acidity. 93 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.25 Retail $22.99

2014 Tenshen Ted Blend
Santa Barbara, California
Rhone Style Blend – Syrah, Grenache, Mourvédre, Petite Sirah & Merlot
Dark cherry, white pepper and spring floral aromas blend with dense blackberry flavors, sweet tannins and a juicy finish.
92 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $9.75 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 3/21/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday March 21st 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Clean Slate Riesling
Mosel, Germany
The fresh, balanced taste of clean slate is achieved by carefully selecting grapes from vineyards throughout the Mosel. The steep blue slate slopes of the Lower Mosel give the wine its minerality while the Middle Mosel provides a hint of spice to complement the characteristic fresh peach flavors of the Upper Mosel Ripe peach flavors balance ripe acidity, hints of lime and characteristic mineral notes. Pairs beautifully with spicy cuisines,
Asian, Tex-Mex, Indian, and sushi.
BTG $6.00 Retail $11.99

2015 CH PUECH HAUT PRESTIGE ROSE
Languedoc, France
The 2015 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige Rose, continues to be a sensational value. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault, it’s light pink color is followed by perfumed notes of strawberries, orange blossom and spring flowers. Juicy, clean and refreshing, yet with texture, buy a case of this.
90-92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 CH BRISSON COTES DE CASTILLON
Bordeaux, France
Solid, with a core of steeped currant and blackberry fruit that runs along with light dried anise and singed apple wood notes. Shows good brambly grip through the finish. Best from 2018 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes
Roussillon, France
A crazy value, the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes is one of the best examples of this variety from the Roussillon, and the fact that it sells for a song is just icing on the cake for the consumer. Coming all from schist soils and 70-year-old vines, raised 12 months in a mix of concrete tanks and demi-muids, it offers tons of black raspberry and black cherry fruit, licorice and dried spices to go with a super sexy, heady, seamless style on the palate that keeps you coming back to the glass. Drink this blockbuster over the coming 2-3 years. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2014 GEN5 ANCESTRAL RED BLEND
Lodi, California
For five generations the Lange family has lived and worked the land in Lodi, California, always striving to leave the land in a better state for the next generation. The vineyards are certified green by Lodi Rules Sustainable Winegrowing. Five generations behind the estate vineyards; five grape varietals blended into this delicious red wine. Lush flavors of wild blackberry pie and blueberries with hints of mocha and baking spices. Comforting and inviting with its rich dark fruit flavors, creamy texture, and velvety finish. Best Buy Wine Enthusiast
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

Wine Tasting 3/14/17

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WE WILL BE OPEN THIS SUNDAY March 12th
12:30-3 PM
Downtown Hollywood’s Annual St Patty’s Day Parade

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday March 14th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Colome Torrontes
Salta, Argentina
Torrontés is the white icon grape of Argentina and it reaches its maximum splendor in the north of Argentina. The special microclimate of the Calchaquí Valley brings great thermal amplitude and higher solar exposure; thus, grapes develop unique aromas and a great freshness and excellent acidity. Colomé Torrontés is a delicate, elegant and distinguished interpretation of this variety, with floral notes of roses combined with citrus aromas and a spicy hint, making it ideal to match with ethnical food, such as mexican, peruvian and seafood. 90 Pts Wine & Spirits, 90 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $6.25 Retail $12.99

2014 Mommessin Bourgogne Chardonnay
Burgundy, France
A great introduction to white Burgundy; from the Burgundy region, one of the rarest regional appellations in France, this is a refreshing Chardonnay sure to satisfy as an apertif or alongside your favorite fish. Very expressive nose which opens with notes of flower and honey, then it gives off aromas of fresh fruits. Franck attack and perfectly balanced acidity. The wine releases classical citrus aromas, candied-fruits, vanilla and acacia flowers notes.
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2014 Frescobaldi Tenuta Castiglioni
Tuscany, Italy
Bright cherry fruit leads the way, accented by notes of earth and spice, revealing a moderately firm structure for support. Elegant overall, with a savory element kicking in as this lingers. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.75 Retail $23.99

2015 Amalaya Malbec
Salta, Argentina
85% Malbec, 10% Tannat, 5% Syrah
The harvest of 2015 was a very good one – low rain and good sun during ripening. A touch of Tannat is added for its floral characters and good structure and Syrah for spice notes in the final blend. The wine is intense and deep ruby in color, accented by purple hues. A bright nose of raspberries and strawberries, with notes of violet and white pepper is followed by black and blue fruit flavors with good complexity and excellent structure. This is a wine ready to enjoy.
91 Pts Wine Advocate 94 Pts Decanter Magazine
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2013 Brown Family Cabernet
Walla Walla, Washington
Inky red, almost black in color, this classic Cabernet Sauvignon is heavily concentrated with ripe cherry aromas and dark fruit flavors, backed by vanilla oak notes. Layered with texture that belies its silky smooth tannins, this wine’s perfectly balanced alcohol and bright, clean acidity make it a perfect companion for red meat and savory dishes. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
Retail $37.99

Wine Tasting 3/7/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday March 7th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 BUITENVERWACHTING Constantia Bayten Sauvignon Blanc
Coastal Region, South Africa
This is refined, with a steely spine that lets gooseberry, verbena and white peach flavors streak through. A hint of shortbread adds range and mouthfeel along the edges. The long finish has lovely cut. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2015 A A Badenhorst Family Secateurs Chenin Blanc
Swartland, South Africa
Brightly defined, with delicious quince, persimmon and green almond notes forming a core that is threaded with quinine and white ginger details. A light touch of toast on the finish lets the fruit and minerality play out.. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2014 Aia Vecchia Lagone
Tuscany, Italy
The 2014 Lagone is opulent and fruit-forward with dark currant and ripe cherry, followed generously by spice, leather and chocolate. It’s very appealing, and its bouquet is well put together. In the mouth, Lagone (60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc) reveals medium-bodied intensity with a moderate finish. This is a great choice for informal foods like pasta or wood-oven flatbread. It sees 12 months of oak. 89 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2013 Bodegas Breca Old Vines Grenache
Calatayud, Central Spain
(made from the property’s oldest vines, which were planted between 1925 and 1945): Vivid ruby. Sexy, mineral-laced aromas of fresh red berries, candied flowers and Asian spices, with a hint of cola in the background. Sweet, concentrated and seamless, offering intense raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of vanilla. Clings with impressive authority on the finish, which features supple tannins and lingering floral character. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, then went through malolactic fermentation and 21 months of aging in used French oak barriques. 91 pts Vinous
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2014 Chateau Puech-Haut Cuvee Prestige
Languedoc, France
A terrific value, the 2014 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige checks in as a blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah that’s brought up all in tank. It has tons of Mediterranean character in its sweet dark fruits, lavender, damp earth and peppery herb-laced bouquet. This gives way to a full-bodied, sexy, layered 2014 that has plenty of fruit, fine tannin and a hedonistic style that’s just hard to resist. It’s another outstanding vintage for this cuvee that’s well worth a multi-bottle purchase.
91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 2/28/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday February 28th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Fontsainte Corbier Gris de Gris
Languedoc-Roussillon ,France
Bright onion skin. Fresh and spicy on the incisive nose, displaying orange zest, red currant and white pepper aromas and a hint of succulent herbs. Dry and tightly wound, offering bitter cherry and tangerine flavors that unfold slowly with air. Ample but nervy as well, finishing with very good focus and spicy cut. 90 pts Josh Reynolds Vinous
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2014 Janasse Cotes Du Rhone Reserve
Southern Rhone Valley, France
This Cote du Rhone Reserve is a bottling exclusively for the American market, a delicious blend of mostly old vine Grenache and Syrah with Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault. Aged entirely in foudre, this is as good as it gets for everyday Cotes du Rhone. Friendly, with a mix of cherry paste, fresh blood orange and red licorice notes. A twinge of plum skin holds the finish.
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2013 Edge Cabernet
Napa Valley, Ca
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot and is a major sleeper, as it is meant to sell for under $30.00 a bottle.. This wine shows terrific cassis fruit, a deep ruby/purple color, supple, velvety tannins and a lush, in-your-face extroverted style. This is perfect for restaurants and consumers looking for immediate gratification. Moreover, it should drink well for another 5-7 years.
89 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.00 Retail $25.99

2014 Vinum Cellars Petite Syrah
Clarksburg, Ca
The wine is uber concentrated and ripe with blueberry and boysenberry fruit which are elegantly wrapped in a silky vanilla wrapping. The entry of this dense Petite is both tannic and bold while maintaining a juicy, overripe profile displaying ample acidity to balance the tannins and fruit concentration making it multidimensional and food friendly. The finish is so supple and smooth that you will miss it when it is gone. 90 pts HV
BTG $6.75 Retail $14.99

2014 Ancient Peaks Zinfandel
Paso Robles, Ca
The 2014 Zinfandel opens exuberantly with aromas of raspberry, boysenberry, olallieberry pie and high-toned oak. The palate is juicy and jammy with luscious flavors of blackberry, black cherry and vanilla cream. A dash of black pepper lingers on a clean, composed finish that goes against the grain of more unrestrained Zinfandels. 90 pts TC
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

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