Wine Tasting 3/6/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on March 1, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday March 6th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Muddy Boot Chenin Blanc
Clarksburg, California
As effusive in flavor as a bowl full of orchard fruits, this wine exudes fresh apple, melon and spearmint aromas backed by ripe yet crisp flavors that carry a vein of apple blossoms. It’s not sweet, but it has a pleasant softness around the edges of the mouthfeel.
89 Pts Wine Enthusiast
Btg $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Atteca Grenache
Calatayud, Spain
(aged for 10 months in new and used French oak barrels) Opaque ruby. Cherry cola, blueberry, candied licorice and incense on the deeply perfumed nose. Coats the palate with sappy black and blue fruit liqueur flavors that are energized by suggestions of peppery spices and a suave floral pastille quality. Appealingly sweet and nicely concentrated, finishing with repeating dark berry character and smooth, fine-grained tannins. 91 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2015 Matthew Joseph Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
A refined and extroverted example of the opus that is Cabernet grown in the Napa Valley. Expressive from the get go, the nose is redolent with classic cassis and saddle leather, milk chocolate, black cherry, spicy black plum, and warm notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. In the mouth, the broad, creamy tannins blend well with mouth-filling complex flavors of sarsaparilla, sweet pipe tobacco smoke, and dark chocolate. A lingering presence of vanilla and spice persists throughout the impressive finish. d
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2016 Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise
Paso Robles, California
79% Zinfandel 11% Petite Sirah 6% Syrah 4% Grenache
Purple Paradise came to us when we were in our own paradise— Mexico. Purple represents the juice, and Paradise represents how you feel when drinking it. Sit back, relax, & float away to your own paradise. This Zinfandel-dominated blend tumbles out on the tongue with dark cherries, fresh, ripe strawberries,a double dip of chocolate and vanilla, and the cool grip of leather.
BTG 7.00 Retail $14.99

2012 Peterson Mendo Blendo
Mendocino, CA
42% Petite Sirah 42% Syrah 11% Carignane 5% Grenache
This playful wine is all about having fun. From the whimsical label to the boot-stomping flavors, here’s a wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s just there for your pure enjoyment. Subtle aromas of vanillin oak and lively berry captivate one into the first sip. After that, this robust wine hooks you with its juicy berry blend of flavors. Ripe blackberry, espresso and dark chocolate are framed with softening tannins and traces of oak.
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

Wine Tasting 2/27/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on February 22, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday February 27th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Château de Beauregard Pouilly-Fuissé
Burgundy, France
The young wines evoke the white fruits (pear, peach…), the white flowers (acacia). The wine is fresh, mineral and balanced with a honey and grapefruit final. Getting older, the aromas become more complex and dense, a little buttery, toasted and dry fruit hints, with still this honey unctuousness. A whiff of oyster shell signals this sleek white, which gathers flavors of lemon, melon and mineral across the palate. The finish is invigorating and sapid. 92 pts Wine Spectator
Btg $10.25 Retail $25.99

2015 Henri Bourgeois Pouily Fume
Loire Valley, France
For 10 generations, the Bourgeois family has been cultivating vines in the heart of the Sancerre region. They have established their domain in the well-known village of Chavignol reputed for its wines (produced from vines grown on steep and well-exposed The aromatic, floral and smoked nature of the Sauvignon grape variety is the most dominant aspect of this charming wine. It displays its elegance, fruitiness and roundness and is very persistent. Enticing, with a core of white peach, lemon curd and gooseberry notes that melds with a light flinty edge on the finish. Shows fine length, with the flint accent lingering.
91 Pts Wine Enthusiast. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.25 Retail $25.99

2015 Domaine du Basty Regnie Beaujolais
Burgundy, France
This domain, with its multisecular past is on a remarkable site, offering wines produced with passion and discipline,
Showing great refinement. A charming rusticity and earthiness perfectly balances and complements its clean bright fruitiness. Fresh and lively, there’s no over ripeness or sweetness. This Régnié demonstrates the talents of the producer and the grandeur of the vintage. And it’s a bargain. Don’t miss it. 92pts Michael Apstein
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Raats Red Jasper
Stellenbosch, South Africa
48% Cabernet Franc, 36% Malbec, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot
The 2015 is a true gem: exceptionally intense and complex on the nose with blackberry, black cherry and bramble in abundance and subtle hints of forest floor, dark chocolate, aniseed and spicy tobacco. The walk in the Black Forest continues with blue –and blackberry dancing on a tight rope with focus and concentration, following through onto a perfectly balanced, fine-grained, velvety palate. The finish lingers with hints of fresh mint, cinnamon and perfume. Complex and structured, a true iron fist in a silky glove.
91 pts Wine Spectator
BTG 8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Generous flavors of blackcurrants, plum, Asian spice, licorice and earth jump from the glass as well as the flavors of this full-bodied, supple-textured, low-acid and fleshy wine. It is delicious now and should continue to be so for 15 or more years. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting 2/20/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on February 13, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday February 20th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Casa Marin Suavignon Gris
San Antonio Valley, Chile
Sauvignon Gris, or in French known as Fié, is a rare variety which was largely abandoned after the phylloxera epidemic due to its remarkably low yields. This pink variety has a thick skin which produces more full-bodied and aromatic wines than Sauvignon Blanc. It is one of those wines with a WOW EFFECT: once you taste it, it will mark you forever. About 50 percent is fermented with natural yeast in used French oak barrels of 500 liters, where it stays for another 7 months. The other half of the wine is fermented in stainless steel. Powerful floral and spicy aromas with a touch of pink grapefruit. The palate is ripe and mouth filling, with a touch of smoky French oak, floral characters and fresh grape flavours. Flavours linger on the palate and the fresh acidity ensures a crisp clean impeccable finish. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
Btg $9.00 Retail $22.99

2015 Casa Marin Riesling
Aconcagua, Chile
This dry style of riesling is juicy and fresh with a touch of sweet caramelized apricot to balance the mouthwatering minerality and natural acidity. Beautifully elegant, Cool riesling that emulates Rhienfalz but deliver Chilean cool climate wine. Medium body, bright acidity and a melon and granite undertone. Lightly off dry.91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Marques Teran Seleccion Especial
Rioja, Spain
The result of a manual selection of clusters and petioles followed by pre-fermentation cryomaceration in stainless steel tanks, with gentle blending and submerging cycles. This process is complemented with prolonged post-fermentation maceration to achieve a wine with full aromas of ripe red fruit and stone fruits. Its aromas of ripe fruit take us back to the typical aromas of harvest. Long and unctuous in the mouth, dense and well-structured albeit not aggressive. Sweet, ripe tannins remain for a long time on the finish, providing sensations of fullness and complexity. 93 Pts Penin Guide
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2015 CM by Carlos Moro
Rioja, Spain
Aged in French (65%) and American (35%) oak barrels for 12 months The result is a well-structured and balanced wine that is high in intensity and rich in color, boasting bright cherry tones and a long aftertaste. This plump red delivers black cherry and red plum flavors, with herbal and coffee accents. Light, firm tannins and gentle balsamic acidity. 92+ SK
BTG 11.25 Retail $29.99

2015 El Principal Calicanto
a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Carménère, 9% Syrah, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc from Maipo that is easy to drink and understand. It matured in 225- and 500-liter French oak barrels for ten months. It’s balanced and approachable, showing good ripeness without excess for the heat of the vintage. The palate is fresh and round, with velvety tannins and clean flavors, with nicely integrated oak. Light chocolate and tile undertone. Everything in balance. 91 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 2/13/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on February 8, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday February 13th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Murrietas Well Whip White Blend
Livermore Valley, Central Coast, Ca
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Chardonnay, Viognier and Muscat Canelli.
Fragrant, with peach blossom and honeyed notes of baked apple that are rich and unctuous. The core of citrus and apple flavors is juicy and crisp, finishing with an appealing spicy accent. 91 Pts Wine Spectator
Btg $8.25 Retail $19.99

2015 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay
Sonoma County, Ca
Richly soft, round and concentrated, this wine is exuberant in apple flavor, with a touch of stone fruit and papaya. It has a pleasing succulence that should broadly appeal. 90 PTS Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Chateau De Lescours
St Emilion, Bordeaux, France
80% Merlot. 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Moderately dense very dark red with brick. The nose conveys the ripeness of the vintage and is just opening, revealing warmth and moderate substance. There is budding complexity: dark plummy fruit, balsamic accents, and a trace of barnyard. This Right Bank wine has a soft, polished feel in the mouth and is medium- to full-bodied with toasty and dusty notes in the finish. Well-integrated acidity and soft tannins become apparent at the end. This is a typical and satisfying Saint-Emilion with a somewhat old-school profile. Approachable now, but it stands to develop until 2020. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

2014 Purple Heart
Napa Valley, California
This blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon was made as a dedication to the bravery of our men and women in the military. It is a joint project of Ray Coursen, a Vietnam veteran, and David Grega, a veteran of Iraq. This is a delicious, fruit-driven wine with red and black fruits, some spice, medium to full body, easygoing tannins, and a fleshy mouthfeel and finish. 89 PTS Wine Advocate
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Moss Roxx Ancient Vine Zinfandel
Lodi, California
This is not your everyday wine. A big flavorful Zinfandel from Lodi’s half to century year-old vines. A dense and dark red wine. Mature round tannins accenting generous cherry, raspberry, chocolate, caramel, and baking spice with a smooth, long finish. This Zinfandel is truly a delectable expression of Lodi’s signature terroir.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 2/6/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on February 1, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday February 6thth 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Vanderpump Rose
Provence, France
TV star, philanthropist and business woman, Lisa Vanderpump and family are proud to introduce Vanderpump Rosé, a fresh and bright wine from sun-drenched Côtes de Provence. Pale rose, peach color, Elegant nose with delicate red currant and hints of pepper as well as sweet citrus, On the palate, it reveals a touch of strawberry, tangerine and peach in a dry, classic style.
Btg $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
A serious, concentrated and expressive wine, Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc aunts a powerful bouquet of tropical fruits layered with grapefruit and melon. The wine is crisp, balanced and elegant with a distinctive mineral note that holds up well to rich, spicy foods.
90 PTS Wine Enthusiast
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Vigorous red with violet tints, the aromatic profile expresses the sharpness of red fruits such as raspberries and strawberries. Complex and intense in the nose , achieving an excellent balance with oak. Palate: pleasant, sweet and profound, with vibrant tannins. Juicy and persistent finish. 94 PTS James Suckling
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2015 Jax Y3 Taureau
Napa Valley, California
Composed of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Zinfandel, the 2015 Proprietary Red Blend Y3 Taureau is a deep purple-black color with a warm plums, mulberries and black cherries-scented nose with hints of spice box, cloves and aniseed plus a waft of thyme. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated on the firm palate, it shows lovely vivacity and freshness on the long finish.
90 PTS Wine Advocate
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Steele Catfish Zinfandel
Mendocino, California
Focused and well-built, with cherry, pepper and grilled herb flavors. The small, concentrated berries from this century-old vineyard offer juicy, wild berry flavors while maintaining balance. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

Special Guest and Wine Tasting 1/30/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on January 25, 2018 No Comments yet

It is our pleasure to have Bill Leigon owner of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards with us this Tuesday night.
An innovator and visionary who has been active in the wine industry since the early 1970s, Bill is the founder of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards and is responsible for the creation of their highly recognized “Double Lariat” Napa Valley Cabernet, as well as the driving force behind Reata, Light Horse and Whiplash brands. Prior to Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Bill was President of Hahn Family Wines for 12 years.

A community activist, vocalist and artist, Bill was a founding director of the Napa Valley Repertory Theatre and has served as president of the Arts Council of Napa Valley and currently serves on the board at Music In The Vineyards.
Please help us give Bill a warm and enthusiastic South Florida welcome.

Tuesday January 30th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Reata Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, California
Warm buttery straw color draws you in to toasty aromas followed by pear and red apple with cinnamon and clove. On the palate there is a distinct fruitiness followed by rich, savory flavors of Marcona almonds and toasted hazelnut. Crisp and dry with a lingering finish that keeps you wanting more.
Btg $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Reata Pinot Noir
San Benito , Sonoma County , Monterey County, California
Rich color hints at the boldness of this big Pinot Noir. Warm aromas of toasty oak fill the glass and lead to a well-structured weight on the palate. Densely delicious, earthy flavors mingle with notes of cherry and raspberry while a backdrop of clove and coriander adds complexity. The strong finish lingers on the palate nicely.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2016 Light Horse Cabernet
Intense in both its deep ruby color and dense bouquet, this delectable Cabernet’s aromas of fresh earth, jasmine and magnolia jump out of the glass. Layers of blueberry and raspberry bring fruity notes to the fold and are supported by refreshing acidity which runs through the mid-palate and melts into a long finish. Soft tannins provide a smooth texture, with a touch of oak.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2015 Whiplash Red Blend
A lovely, dark cherry hue and opens with warm, comforting aromas. A fruit forward wine with dark cherry, fig and mixed berry pie flavors with hints of baking spices such as fresh clove and butterscotch and earthy tones. Bright pomegranate notes reveal the wine’s balanced acidity. Medium-bodied with good lift and juicy tannins that leave you wanting another sip. Smooth tannins grip the midpalate and leave an easy finish of sweet oak. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Jamieson Ranch Double Lariat Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
Enticing aromas jump out of the glass with this beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of black currant, anise, and cedar intrigue the senses. Flavors of cassis, blackberry, and black cherry delight the palate leading to supple tannins that carry through a lengthy finish. The Double Lariat Cabernet is highly elegant yet accessible for any occasion and any connoisseur. 90 Pts James Suckling
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

Wine Tasting 1/23/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on January 18, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday January 23rd 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Attems Pinot Grigio
Venezia Giulia, Italy
The wine is a very luminous, light yellow-gold. The bouquet, inviting and well-defined, releases crisp citrus scents that alternate with ripe apricot, enriched with elegant floral impressions of hawthorn and acacia blossom. The supple palate offers exemplary crispness and a vibrant fruitiness. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
Btg $7.75 Retail $17.99

2016 Hess Shirtail Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
Lake County, California
This wine is loaded with aromatics of grapefruit and lemon grass with a hint of lime zest in the background. Refreshing acidity and citrus notes lead into a racy mouth that boasts notes of fresh fig and jasmine. This is a great warm weather wine with ample acidity and will pair nicely with a wide variety of cuisines.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2015 Canoe Ridge Horse Heaven Hills The Expedition Merlot
Walla Walla, Washington
91% Merlot, 9% Syrah Sleek and supple, with black cherry and dark chocolate aromas and layered plum and orange zest flavors that linger toward polished tannins. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

2015 Rutherford Ranch Two Range Red Blend
NAPA VALLEY, California
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot
Aromatic spices coupled with raspberry aromas, alongside fresh cranberry, dark chocolate and caramel flavors. Rich tannins lead to a full bodied wine with a long finish. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Earthquake Zinfandel
Lodi, California
Just smashing! Deep red purple in color. Aromas of cherry pie filling, dark berry, smoke and spice. Full bodied with soft, upfront flavors of stewed dark fruits, strawberry jam, licorice, baking spice and black tea. Burly but inviting, this Zin won’t disappoint!
91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 1/16/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on January 11, 2018 No Comments yet

Tuesday January 16th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California
This vintage shows wonderful aromas of melon, fig, green apple and citrus with slight oaky spice. Expect bright acidity and a long finish. On the palette, Bold, rich and spicy, with a juicy core of melon, fig, green apple and citrus flavors, shaded by light spicy oak. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
Btg $8.75 Retail $21.99

2016 Belle Glos Los Alturas Pinot Noir
Deep garnet in color with an aromatic medley of black cherry, marionberry, ripe plum and a hint of anise. Dark fruit on the palate with flavors of wild berries, caramelized oak and cacao nibs complemented by subtle notes of vanilla, cedar and a hint of lavender and forest floor. Rich and unrestrained, this wine’s abundant fruit is beautifully balanced by firm acidity and layers of red and black fruit. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $14.50 Retail $39.99

2015 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet
Sonoma County, California
A deep garnet-purple color and nose of crème de cassis, preserved plums and Christmas cake with hints of mocha, sautéed herbs and sandalwood. Full, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a plush frame and plenty of open-knit fruit, finishing on a peppery note. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

NV Stratton Lummis “The Riddler” Lot 6
NAPA VALLEY, California
This wine is a blend of Petit Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Tempranillo Charbono, Zinfandel and Petite Verdot. Kind of wacky but the name is the Riddler. It has a lot of blackberry and blueberry fruit, black licorice spice and a peppery note to the nose. Very fruit forward and drinkable style with and exotic spice to the finish, very puzzling and always a crowd pleaser.
BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

2014 Shatter Grenache
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
A collaboration between David Phiney and Joel Gott
Aromas of roasted black fruit with hints of anise, black pepper and vanilla. The wine opens with lush flavors of blueberry and plum, leading to sweet notes of dried fruit on the mid-palate and soft tannins which are nicely balanced by bright acidity. The finish is long and concentrated with well-integrated oak. Using older oak barrels alongside new helps to soften and round out the wine’s natural intensity, accentuating the fruit and spice characteristics.
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 1/9/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on January 4, 2018 No Comments yet

We hope everyone had a great Holiday
Our Tuesday Tasting’s are back !!!!!

Tuesday January 9th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

Gorgeously peachy from nose to finish, this vibrant, fruity Pinot Gris offers wide appeal along with a gentle price tag. Dry on the palate and refreshingly zesty, it’s an elegantly balanced sip. A touch of stony minerality lends complexity to the finish.
90 Pts Wine Enthusiast Best Buy!
Btg $7.00 Retail $14.99

The 2014 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs is another winner. Made from 52% Grenache Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 17% Viognier and the balance Clairette and Bourboulenc, it exhibits outstanding notes of citrus blossom, white flowers, licorice and green apple. Medium-bodied, fresh, pretty and focused. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

Richly aromatic, featuring smoke, leather and spice accents on the nose that wind through the baked raspberry, kirsch, dark chocolate and dried thyme flavors. This medium- to full-bodied red is creamy and well-knit, with supple tannins firming the finish.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

NAPA VALLEY, California
41% Merlot, 41% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cab Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Displays an intense and vibrant ruby color, along with notes of dark red cherry and hints of chocolate. Aromas of ripe dark red cherries and rhubarb along with cocoa, jump out of the glass. A lush, fleshy, and appealing palate of red fruits and spices. It is medium bodied with integrated soft and round tannins making it easy to drink now with the perfect balance of strength and elegance. 91 Pts TC
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

PASO ROBLES, California
Flush with ripe, dark fruit, and rich baking spices, the 2015 Westside is a bold and varietally true Zinfandel. The bottle opens with aromas of blackberry, clove, and a cabinet’s worth of anise, allspice, nutmeg, and cocoa. On the palate, look for strawberry, huckleberry, and dessert spices like vanilla and clove. Lush fruit and supple tannins lend structure to this delectable Zin.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99


Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on December 20, 2017 No Comments yet


On the night before the night before Christmas, If all through your house, Youre frustrations enduring, Without even a grouse, then

Come down to the Vine
On 23 December
For DJ Barry Stock is playing
A set to remember

To sooth your vexations
Tinas at the bar.
Serving potent libations
And snacks by the score

The evening will turn out
To settle your mind
And help with that feeling
That you need to unwind

DJ Barry Stock
Hollywood Vine

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