Wine Tasting 12/5/17 and a special guest

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 30, 2017 No Comments yet

We have a special treat for you this Tuesday. Hollywood Vine welcolmes Southern Spice restaurant on Tyler St from 7-8 to sample there famous cornbread and a few other select small bites. Chef Malcolm Prude previously from Bourbon Steak and Ocean Prime is the talk of the town cranking out beautiful high quality southern cuisine.
We’re happy to have them join us.

Tuesday December 5th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Authentic Brut
Champagne, France
Authentic Brut epitomizes the Canard-Duchene style, where freshness and intensity bring together nobility and nature. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine is characterized by fresh fruit aromas jostling with brioche notes. The fruit aromas carry through to the palate and intermingle with pastry notes. Authentic Brut epitomizes is light-hearted Champagne, perfect for every occasion. 91 PTS SK
Retail $38.99

2015 Jean Marechal Sancerre
Loire Valley, France
This is a quintessential expression of sauvignon blanc from Sancerre. The nose is highly perfumed and intense, with classic notes of cut grass, limes and the tell-tell hint of flint. The palate is more restrained than the nose would initially indicate – and all the better for that – with a lovely fresh, balanced and clean character. The flavors are citrus fruits wrapped around a very precise and elegant structure. A long finish completes this very good wine.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Carpineto Chianti Classico Reserva
Tuscany, Italy
Produced from estate-owned vineyards located on the picturesque Tuscan countryside, located in the heart of the DOCG area. Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva showcases an elegant display of persistent raspberry and vanilla aromas, with a full-bodied texture and lengthy finish of black fruits. Aged for 2+ years in a combination of French Barriques and Slovenian oak casks, followed by 6 months in steel and cement vats. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 92 Pts B Sanderson
BTG$10.00 Retail $24.99

2015 Cesari Boscarel
Veneto, Italy
50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese, Aromas of wild berries, specifically blueberry and raspberry, create an intense bouquet unhindered by oak aging. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a rounded mouthfeel and harmonious flavors. It is balanced by soft tannins and a lingering finish. 91 pts SK
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Juan Gil Blue Label
Jumilla, Spain
60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon & 10% Syrah. A very concentrated and complex wine and very elegant at the same time after spending 18 months into a careful selection of best French and American oak. Purple/black in colour, it proffers a nose of pain grille, graphite, earth notes, spice box, black fruits, and a hint of balsamic. It opens in the glass to reveal excellent density, savory flavors, plenty of spice, and a lengthy, pure finish.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting 11/28/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 25, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 28th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Charles De Fere Blanc de Blanc
Just outside Champagne, France
Pale golden color with delicate bubbles. White fresh fruit bouquet (pear, apple). A clean fresh attack. Pleasant to the taste thanks to a well-balanced dosage.
Btg $6.50 Retail $12.99

2015 Masseria Altemura 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. 91 Pts Falstaff
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2013 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo
Piedmonte, Italy
Absolutely delicious. Macerated cherry, spice, new leather and floral notes, along with soft contours (for a young Barolo) give the 2013 much of its bold, racy personality. Pliant, soft and inviting, the Marcenasco is a rare 2013 Barolo that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Expressive floral notes reappear on the finish, adding an attractive element of lift. Best of all, the 2013 delivers terrific quality for the money. 93 pts Antonio Galloni, 92 Pts Wine Advocate
Retail $54.99

2015 Kaiken Ultra Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Dense and rich-tasting, with a muscular mix of dark currant and black olive flavors that are supported by firm tannins. Cocoa powder and slate notes fill the finish, along with peppery hints. # 45 Wine Spectator 2017 Top 100, 90 Pts
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Hill Family The Barrel Blend
Napa Valley, California
A real sleeper of the vintage and an excellent value in Napa, which is a kitchen sink mélange of Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. Dense ruby/purple color, with loads of red and black fruits, some exotic spices, soft tannins, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, this is a heck of a delicious wine for the money. 90 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 11/7/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 2, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 7th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Jackson Estate “Stitch” Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
The nose dominates with complex florals, ripe white stone fruits and fresh zesty citrus. To taste this follows through to the pallet with the same fresh citrus and ripe white stone fruit flavor’s, an underlying lees driven textural backbone and a pure mineral concentration. A perfectly balanced and crunchy acidity gives the wine lift, balance and poise.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 Wrath Ex Anima Pinot Noir
Monterey, California
Lots of depth and concentration. Aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, it delivers pure, unadulterated, ripe fruit aromas and flavors. The highlights include blackberries, cola, raspberry, spice and seamless tannins.
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2008 Dehesa La Granja
Castilla Leon, Spain
Deep ruby. A complex, perfumed bouquet evokes dark berries, cola, smoked meat and mint. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that are firmed and lifted by juicy acidity. The smoky note repeats on the finish, which hangs on with very good tenacity and a whisper of fine-grained tannins. Delicious right now. 91 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Plungerhead Zinfandel
Dry Creek, California
Dark in color with garnet edges, this wine bursts with aromas of toasted spices, black pepper, brambly fruit, fresh fig, and black olive. The palate shows notes of tart cranberry, fresh leather, blackberry compote, dill nuances from American oak aging, and sandalwood. Hints of caraway seed and freshly grated nutmeg linger on the finish.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Nugan Estate Dried Grapes Shiraz
New South Wales, Australia
Dark purple. Ripe, spice-accented cherry and dark berries on the deeply perfumed nose. Lush and open-knit, offering palate-coating blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper. Closes sweet and long, with velvety tannins fading smoothly into the wine’s plush black and blue fruit. It reminds of a Turley wine. 92 Pts Vinous
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 10/31/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 26, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 31st 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Zonin Proseco
Veneto, Italy
Zonin Prosecco is a varietal wine made from the Glera grape, which is native to the Veneto region.
Very well-balanced and appealing, with the extremely delicate almond note that is typical of Prosecco.
BTG $6.00 Retail $10.99

2015 Tenshen White Blend
Central Coast, California
Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay.
This expressive white is aromatic and juicy, featuring a rich, ripe, fleshy core of apricot and peach flavors, with accents of vanilla bean, honeysuckle and melon. A spicy note lingers on the long finish. 92 Pts Wine Spectator Top 100: 2016, Rank: 31
\BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Achaval Ferrer “AF” Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Deep, bright violet color. Aromas of ripe red raspberries, plums, blackberries and black currents. Silky and unctuous mouth feel. Medium intensity with a persistent palate. This wine has soft tannins and a lovely acidity to highlight its youth.
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2014 Robert Hall Cabernet
Paso Robles, California
The intense dark ruby red color of the Cabernet Sauvignon is reflective of this full-bodied, flavorful wine. The core of black currant and hints of cedar and spice along with cocoa aromas echoed by rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit, dark chocolate and anise are all supported by balanced rich velvety tannins.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Hill Family “Origin Red Blend
Napa Valley, California
83.4% Merlot, 16.6% Malbec
Caramel and berry nose, improves with time to include mocha and currant. Palate really balanced and smooth, with bright cherry fruit, dark roses, and a silky plum finish. 93 pts SK
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

94 pt Malbec (over 30% off)

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Stunning 94-point Malbec
On Sale
(first come)

TeHo’s “Zaha” Malbec a perfect picture of what Malbec strives to be…

• Was $40.00
• Sale $26.99!!!

“Zaha” Malbec
Altamira, Mendoza, Argentina 2013
The 2013 Zaha Malbec is co-fermented with a little Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all of them from an Altamira vineyard called Toko, which in Huarpe means stone. It has notes of blackberries, violets, damsons, scorched earth and some licorice. It’s powerful and fleshy, with very fine tannins, great balance and freshness. A structured and layered Malbec that is still a baby and that should develop more complexity with time in bottle. 600 cases.
Robert Parker
94 points

What is all the fuss about?

Malbec has come a long way. I remember when the first bottles started to trickle into the U.S. with the word “Malbec” written on the label. People didn’t know if it was a grape or a region or someone’s name but when they tried the wine they were delighted at the deep dark color and matching intensity. I used to say “Malbec tastes purple” not really knowing exactly what that meant. At the time, the wines were mostly homogeneously dark and fruity, priced well below their domestic counterparts and went well with beef. But as Argentina has defined it’s voice more clearly with this distinctive grape my appreciation for the complexity of this variety has grown. However, there is one place in Argentina within the large “Mendoza” appellation that produces truly singular, beautifully aromatic, definitive wines…Altamira.

4,000 feet high, the Altamira vineyard represents a cool microclimate and has become synonymous with world-class Malbecs. The soils of Paraje Altamira are very diverse, with patches of sandy, rocky and silty soils dispersed throughout the vineyard. At the moment of harvest, each soil profile imparts distinct aromatic and flavor profiles to the Malbec fruit – floral notes in the sandy patches, stony minerality in the rocky areas, and dark fruits in the silty soils. Concentrated, opulent blackberry, plum fruits and violet floral notes complimented by a sea breeze freshness, fine gentle tannins and velvety texture. Zaha Malbec 2013 is round, full-bodied and very well balanced; a delightful Malbec. Only 600 cases are produced annually by this micro-winery and the results are breathtaking.

Wine Tasting 10/17/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 11, 2017 No Comments yet

Wine Tasting 10/10/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 5, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 10th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Marlbourough, 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. 89 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2014 Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay
Santa Barbara, California
Golden and sun-kissed, the 2014 vintage opens up with the fresh, tropical scents of pineapple and citrus blossom, balanced by the smooth character of vanilla. White peach comes through on the palate, which has a vibrant acidity balanced by the natural character of fully ripe fruit. Medium to full-bodied, this wine has a finish that is lengthy but never heavy, its mix of oak, butter and fruit characteristics blending seamlessly and leaving a harmonious, lingering impression. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Elouan Pinot Noir
This 2015 Elouan Pinot Noir has greater depth and intensity than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir. Rich, ruby in color. Ripe cranberry, a touch of spice and fresh Bing cherry create an inviting bouquet with a subtle earthiness. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality and dusty earth with a hint of sweet tobacco. The rustic layers of flavor are complemented by vanilla, spice and soft, refined tannins.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Prisoner Wine Co “Cuttings” Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Zinfandel
Cuttings combines the deep, intense flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon with the structure and richness of Petite Sirah and Syrah. A small amount of Zinfandel adds a nice layer of complexity and spiciness. Deliciously smooth with flavors of blueberry, dark cherry, and cocoa. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee, black currant, vanilla bean, brown spice, and wild berries. 91+ Robert Parker
Retail $39.99

2015 Prisoner Wine Co ” Saldo” Zinfandel
Dry Creek, Lodi, and Amador, California
Dark ruby color with bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spice. The entry is rich, full, and scintillating. The palate is mouthwatering and smooth with a hint of chocolate. The finish is voluptuous with soft, velvety tannins. 90Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 10/3/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on September 28, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 3rd 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Colimoro Pinot Grigio
Alto Adige, Italy
Crafted with Pinot Grigio grapes grown in the pristine Alto Adige slopes of Northeast Italy. Flavors of white peach, honeysuckle, and ripe melon perfectly pair with the refreshing acidity. Full-bodied, with great balance, length, and a sliced green apple finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Buried Cane Cabernet
Walla Walla, Washington
Washington State’s primary vineyard areas are at the same latitude as Bordeaux, France, the historic home of Cabernet Sauvignon. It shouldn’t really be any surprise that great Cabernet wine is made in both places. Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon makes deep, purple colored wines, with definitive dark-fruit and herbal varietal character. While they are appealing for that dark fruit in their youth, they have the structure to age remarkably in the bottle.
Aromas of black cherry, red raspberry, and fresh-roasted coffee, with hints of spice. Soft, rich, and round in the mouth. Well-balanced with a lingering cherry and spice finish.
BTG $6.50 Retail $12.99

2013 Bousquet Grand Reserve Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
It presents an opaque, almost black violet color. In the nose it shows intense aromas with hints of ripe red fruit, plum, blackcurrant, black pepper and hints of candied fruit and jam. It has subtle notes of chocolate, coffee and walnut thanks to a long aging in French oak barrels. On the palate it is velvety in style, with soft and rounded tannins and notes of blackberry, spices and truffle that provide an aromatic complexity with an exquisite finish. 93 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Peju Province Merlot
Napa Valley, California
Fragrant aromas of bright raspberry, blueberry and cigar box introduce the lush plum, blackberry and currant flavors of this firmly structured Merlot. With mouth-filling tannins, this wine is complex and decadent featuring layers of mocha, anise and crème brûlée. Culminating with elegance and hints of cocoa nibs, will continue to mature for the next 6- 8 years.
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2014 Angels and Cowboys
Sonoma, California
Zinfandel, Malbec and Cabernet
The grapes were allowed to hang for an extra long period of time to develop profound concentration and opulence. An impeccable integration of new and neutral French oak, purely driven to accentuate the fleshy layers of dark fruit and exotic spices that make up this Proprietary Red. It holds a bold, massive and flavorful style. The aromas are of bing cherries, red spice, chocolate and sandalwood. In the mouth it has explosive flavors, mouth-filling body and silky texture.
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

Salsa Saturday 9/30/17

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DJ Night with Salsa Saturday
Saturday September 30th 8pm-11pm
No Charge for this event.

Join us this Saturday night as we welcome back DJ Fiasco to our Saturday Night DJ series. DJ Fiasco will be entertaining us with carefully curated vinyl from his extensive Salsa collection, including many vintage finds belonging to his father. A guaranteed fun evening with great tunes and excellent wine.

Wine Tasting 9/26/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on September 21, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday September 26th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Louis Pommery Brut
Made of 96% Chardonnay and 4% Pinot Noir.
The rich history behind this California sparkling wine rests in the Pommery name, and its heritage dating back to the mid-1800s.
This same spirit of innovation continues to drive Pommery’s latest venture in California today. The resulting sparkling wine fills the palate with sublime notes of green apples with harmonizing acidity and minerality, before leading to a delicate essence of lemon mousse with a buttery vitality, and finishing with an aroma of peaches and apricots.
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay
Sonoma, California
Aromatic with ripe fruit of lemon, green apple with crème caramel and toasty oak. The palate is rich and textured with ripe fruit and lemon tart on entry, subtle herbal notes with mandarin orange join on the mid-palate with lingering complex fruit and toasted elements lingering on the long, crisp, refreshing finish.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Lyric by Etude Pinot Noir
South Coast. California
Rich in ripe cherry, red raspberry and fresh strawberry, this youthful Pinot Noir drinks complex with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and cola. Offering an elegant structure, silky tannins and bright acidity, this Pinot Noir is captivating in its youth and makes a wonderful counterpart to a variety of dishes. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Beringer Knight Valley Cabernet
Sonoma, California
A classic Knights Valley wine built on power, opens with vivid aromas of rich, ripe blackberry fruit, espresso, lavender and subtle licorice spice. The mouthfeel is plush with a very firm structure. This versatile wine has supple blueberry and black berry fruit notes accented by dark chocolate and a lingering, smooth finish. 89 pts Antonio Galloni Vinous
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2015 Old Soul Old Vines Zinfandel
Lodi, California
The grapes from our Old Sould Old Vine Zinfandel are predominantly sourced from vines aged between 50 and 75 years with some of the vines approaching 100 years old. These vines produce the complex, concentrated grapes that Lodi has become renowned for 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

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